Love the bright chevron!
Well my intention with it was to put sticks in it that had time fillers for when I had 5 minutes or less to fill up.
Bought some jumbo sticks. They had them at my Dollar Tree. So far this project is cheap!
I wrote down some fun games on the sticks.
- Spelling bee: Go from desk to desk and have them spell. Or do boys vs. girls
- Pictionary: Draw on the board and have the kiddos guess what it is. I try to relate it to what they're studying at the moment.
- I spy: Pick an object in the room and they guess what it is.
- 4 corners: One person is 'it' and they close their eyes. The other kiddos go to the corners in the room. It person calls out a number 1-4 and if kids are in that corner, they are out.
- Heads up 7 up: 4-5 kiddos are 'it'. The rest put down heads and thumbs up. If their thumb gets touched, they tuck it in. Call out "Heads up 7 up!" and if they were touched, stand up and guess who touched them.
- Telephone: Say a phrase or word and have it pass person to person.
- Hangman (or word man without noose lol): Kids guess what word. Again, I try to relate to topic/theme.
- High/low: Math game...I wrote a post for it.
- Who's the Judge: Person has back turned to class. One at a time the kids come up and talk in a funny voice and the 'judge' has to guess who it is.
- 20 questions: The 'it' person has an item/object in mind and the class has 20 questions to get it.
- Silent ball: Students sit on desks or in circle and toss the ball. Good for non verbal communication!
- Around the world: Multiplication facts or any subject really.
- The silent game: This is to see who can stay silent the longest.
Hope this gave you some ideas for those short moments that you need a time filler. The kids I sub for really have fun with these. These could be brain breaks too!