Skip to contentContribute to ReadWriteThink / RSS / FAQs / Site Demonstrations / Contact Us / About Us

 

 

Learn All Year Long

Learn All Year Long

Learn All Year Long

Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important?

Download the flyer (PDF)

 

Parent & Afterschool Resources

ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more.

More

 

Home õ Parent & Afterschool Resources õ Activities & Projects

Activity

Letís Play a Game

 

E-mail / Share / Print This Page / Print All Materials (Note: Handouts must be printed separately)

 

Letís Play a Game

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time One hour to create the game and then time to play
Activity Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

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!

back to top

 

Why This Is Helpful

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."

back to top