Games can be a huge success in an educational environment when they are used in a consistent and proactive manner. They can be a huge motivation factor for students. When students are motivated, they tend to participate more and pay attention. It really helps students learn to collaborate in a positive manner. It is also one of the few times where peer pressure can be a positive thing to help students come out of their educational comfort zone and help them become more vocal and in charge of their own destiny. This peer pressure can be used to create a controlled form of competitiveness that will heighten student involvement. The one thing that games help teachers achieve is to take away the stress of getting the wrong answer. Kids understand that games will have situations where getting an answer wrong is commonplace. This really helps students learn to manage risk much better. Students will learn to cooperate with one another much more and there can be many positive social aspects that are brought to life through classroom games.
As you cruise through all of the classroom games that we setup for you here you will quickly learn that you can use these with just about any content area and any grade level. We have a number of matching games available and the numeracy games can be used as games of chance or to help students learn their numeracy skills, it is entirely up to you. Five different sets of cards contain colors, fruits, numbers, sports, and different modes of transportation. Each set can be used as a Concentration card game—with simple 6-piece and expanded 12-piece sets—or used as part of a Bingo game with the customizable blank Bingo cards. Can be placed in a folder or envelope to be used as an individual work station activity, or mounted on a bulletin board for fun team competitions. Boost your students' memory and recall skills with these fun cards. As with all of our card games, we recommend laminating each piece to hold up to extended use.