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Letís Play a Game
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Activity Time||One hour to create the game and then time to play|
Playing board games or card games can be a fun activity, so why not make your own? Working together, the players will decide what the game will look like, how it will be played, and what kinds of materials are needed. When the game and directions are complete, have fun playing it!
Playing games can be fun. They bring people together and encourage cooperation, sharing, turn-taking, and sportsmanship. Creating a game together has the players think through the process, write about the process, and solve problems. Many literacy skills, such as reading and communicating, are part of playing games.
This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Technical Reading and Writing Using Board Games."