Encouraging students to participate in their education is vital for their success. Active learning, teamwork, and student effort all play a part in creating a positive and effective learning atmosphere. Incorporating review games in the classroom is a fantastic method to make learning fun. Especially when reviewing topics like math and language arts, making learning more enjoyable and, hello, interactive.
Why Use Games in the Classroom? Check Out the Benefits!
- Enhanced student engagement and motivation
- Better concept retention and comprehension
- Growth of social skills and cooperation
- Fostering of critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
- Improved classroom environment and enjoyment
Now, I should mention that the following games are games I use in conjunction with my Simply STEAM Math and Grammar Games. These games cover every math and language skill so students get targeted practice on concepts learned throughout the year.
You should also know that each game has a value, so no dice are needed. The value is important because this determines a lot when playing each of these games.
Discover 5 Fun Review Games for Math and Grammar
Review Game 1 – Board Game Bonanza
Board games are adaptable and can be used with any of Simply STEAM’s elementary math or language games. Students take turns picking a card and answering a question. If they get it right, they move their game piece based on the card’s value. The first to reach the finish line wins. Board games encourage friendly competition, teamwork, and strategic thinking, all while making learning enjoyable and engaging.
Review Game 2 – Pop It! Party
Pop It! is a solo or multiplayer game suitable for any Simply STEAM elementary math or language game. Students answer a game card, and if they get it right, they pop the designated number of bubbles. In a multiplayer game, the player who pops the last bubble wins. Pop It! offers a sensory experience that makes learning both fun and memorable.
Review Game 3 – Active Academics
This energetic game combines physical activity with academic concepts. Students take turns answering cards, and if they get it right, they select a movement from the Active Academics Board. All players perform the exercise the number of times indicated on the card. The game continues until all cards are answered or time runs out. Active Academics helps students stay focused and full of energy while learning.
Review Game 4 – Creative Collaborators
Creative Collaborators is a cooperative art activity that works with any Simply STEAM elementary math or language game. Players take turns answering game cards, and if they get it right, they add a specified number of details to a shared artwork. The activity continues until all cards are answered or time runs out. Creative Collaborators encourages imagination, teamwork, and a sense of achievement as students join forces to create a unique masterpiece.
Review Game 5 – Tower Tactics
Tower Tactics is an exciting game that can be used with any Simply STEAM elementary math or language game. Players take turns answering cards, and if they get it right, their opponent must remove the designated number of blocks from the tower and place them back on top. The player who topples the tower loses. Tower Tactics promotes strategic thinking, fine motor skills, and patience while keeping students absorbed in learning.
Incorporating review games into the classroom offers numerous advantages, such as increased engagement, improved retention, and better social skills. I have many games that can be easily integrated into any classroom, making your end-of-year review more enjoyable and effective. Take a look at my math and grammar games from my TPT shop here. I encourage you to try these interactive games and invite you to share your experiences with using these games.