Reviewing vocabulary doesn’t have to be a painful experience. My middle school students know it and yours can also have fun, play games and learn new words in a blink of an eye.
What’s my secret?
I use vocabulary games that the students adore, are easy to set up and extremely efficient. Here are my power vocabulary games that work all the time.
- Scavenger hunt – I start with 5 task cards and increase the number up to 25 cards.
- Egg Hunt Game – During springtime, I use plastic colorful eggs and hide the cards in them. So much fun finding the eggs and solving the tasks!
- What’s the Story? Quest – I combine word task cards with a writing experience. It’s a win-win situation.
- Jenga Hunt – I have a set of Jenga block just sitting in my class and not used very much. So I challenge them to a competition. Every student who gets right an answer can remove a block.
- Building Blocks – I have used large plastic blocks, wooden blocks, Lego blocks, whatever I have in class. A correct answer means the student gets to place a number of blocks in the construction.
- Board Game – I love board games! We use them in groups or as a class. They are so much fun and the students practice vocabulary in the best way possible. Here is one board game that I love using with my task cards.
Do you want to play these games with your class? Excellent! I have put together an easy to use WORD BANK HUNT 6-in-1 vocabulary games pack with templates for all these 6 games and 180 task cards. The words used in the task cards are selected from middle school word banks.