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Find Someone Who Bingo Card

This Bingo card is designed to help students learn about their classmates and make new friends. Students can play the game during recess or whenever they have free time in class. The 12 squares on the bingo card are each labeled with a different attribute. This is a great way for students to learn about each other and build social skills!

Chutes & Ladders

Help develop your younger students' counting skills while having fun with Chutes and Ladders!

Playing the game gives students a chance to practice counting as they move their pieces back and forth in a repetitive nature. Plus, you're supporting their general arithmetic skills as they count how many places forward or back the snake or ladder has taken them.

Chutes and Ladders is a brilliantly simple board game fit for any age group, helping students learn as they play.

Also known as: Snakes & Ladders.

Chess

Boost your students brain development with a simple game of chess!

Chess exercises both sides of the brain and requires a lot of “if this, then-that” scenarios, so students will have to imagine all the potential moves, alternatives and outcomes as they play.

Plus, chess is known to significantly improve visual memory and concentration, as well as reading and problem-solving skills.

Assign this template to students in pairs (try match one student who knows how to play with another who's yet to learn to test your students' ability to lead and follow).

Checkers

Try this simple boredom buster with your students – Checkers!

With trial and error, students will have fun learning that actions on the board have consequences and that each action needs some clear forethought. Students need to focus and pay attention, developing their concentration skills – if they want to win, they need to learn to concentrate and focus.

Assign this template to students in pairs (try match one student who knows how to play with another who's yet to learn to test your students' ability to lead and follow).

Letter to Myself for Students

Get your students to write a letter to themselves at the start of the new school year. This is a really easy way to share some powerful messages with them, and it's a great way to boost their confidence and motivation for the rest of their year.

A multiplication color by numbers for 2nd-6th graders with a St Patrick's Day theme

St Patrick's Day Multiplication Color By Numbers

Test your math skills and add some color to your St. Patrick's Day with this fun worksheet!

A interactive easter bunny template for K-4th graders with a build your own design

Build Your Own Easter Bunny

Hop into fun with our interactive build-your-own Easter Bunny activity! Get creative and make your own unique bunny.

Find Someone Who' Bingo Card | Blank

This Blank Bingo card is designed to help students learn about their classmates and make new friends. Students can play the game during recess or whenever they have free time in class. The 12 squares on the bingo card blank so you can add your own. This is a great way for students to learn about each other and build social skills!

Roll & Chat

Roll & Chat is a fun way to get talking with your students! Each time the die is rolled, you take turns rolling it and talking about the topic next to that number. It's an easy way to trigger great conversations with your students that you'll both enjoy.

Chinese Checkers

An easy one to pick up – teach your students Chinese Checkers with this colorful template!

Give your class a new way to entertain themselves with this board game that promotes analytical thinking, problem solving, increased memory, and good sportsmanship.

Assign this template in groups of six and let the magic happen.

A maze for all grades with a st patrick's day theme

St Patrick's Day Rainbow Maze

Hop your way through this rainbow maze on this St. Patrick's Day. The lucky pot at the end is filled with gold coins and treasures galore!

Ludo

Expand your students' minds as they play with this interactive Ludo template!

Ludo is not only enjoyable for your class but helps stimulate the same area of the brain responsible for memory and complex thoughts. It also assists in developing cognitive skills like problem-solving and decision making; as well as teaching good sportsmanship, the value of taking turns, sharing, and instills the spirit of healthy competitiveness.

Assign this template in groups of four and let the good times roll.

Good Things Open Space

Use this open space template to add good things. Whether it be the positive parts of the school day, or things your students are looking forward to, this template is a good starting point to put down all good things on a page!

A count the gold coins worksheet for Pre-K-4th graders with a st patrick's day theme

St Patrick's Day Count The Gold Coins

Count your pots of gold with our St. Patrick's Day worksheet! Perfect for kids learning to count, this colorful worksheet features gold coins to count and a fun St. Patrick's Day theme.

A st patrick's day coloring sheet for pre-k-3rd graders with a cat design

St Patrick's Day Coloring Sheet | Cat

Put your coloring skills to the test with this St. Patrick's Day-themed worksheet featuring a playful cat!

Backgammon

Get your students flexing their brains with this interactive Backgammon template!

This classic game helps improve students' cognitive skills as it calls for lots of critical thinking to play and get better. There are even some studies showing that Backgammon helps players learn how to deal with stress while potentially also strengthening their immune system.

Assign this template to students in pairs (try match one student who knows how to play with another who's yet to learn to test your students' ability to lead and follow).