There are a lot of virtual games that can be played in-class. Young students have thousands of games now a days, with easy access on the internet. There are many to choose from, with some being educational and some that aren’t as much. We’ve compiled 5 educational and fun interactive games for young students to try out for themselves!
1. Scratch (Coding for Young Students)
Scratch is a coding website that is targeted specifically at 8-16 year old students. It is an educational tool where young students can share games, animations, stories, and lots of other creations with people all across the globe. It gets children into the realm of coding and thinking critically, creatively, and collaboratively creating any type of code they please.
A favourite amongst students in recent years, Kahoot is a quiz game which can be on any subject the teacher or parent decides. Each student gets a question, and 4 answers where they must choose the single correct answer. The faster a question is answered, the more points each player gets. At the end of the quiz questions, the points are tallied up and a winner is chosen.
3. Build a Story
Build a story is where the teacher starts off the sentence with a random topic, but not complete. Then each student has to fill in 3 words – one sentence. Each student then does the same until the whole class has written 3 words or one sentence. Watch as each student has a little laugh at each sentence written until the story is complete. You can then title your story and read it all out to the class as they see their creation unfold.
Scattergories is a creative thinking based game for children 12 and up. The game has three rounds, and you begin each round by rolling a dice full of letters. When the dice is rolled, a letter is shown and students try to create answers based on the category and letter. For example, if the letter is F and the category is “TV Shows”, Friends would count as an answer. You have a time limit once the letter and category are revealed, and the most words in that time limit wins.
The game consists of multiple rounds. When a round is started, a sentence card is shown and read aloud. Then, the students choose word cards that they have from their hands to complete a sentence. When all students are finished, they read the full sentence out loud. They all then vote on each sentence, and whoever has the best or funniest sentence, wins the round. The game then continues and more sentences and words are drawn and picked until one student has won a certain number of rounds.
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