Primary Games To Make Teaching Standards Easier

Make teaching easier on you by using classic primary games that help students learn all kinds of skills and standards. Here are my top 6 types of primary games that you can adapt to teach ANY standard. {sweet} I’ll show you how these games can work for ELA, math or even science with some fantastic teacher-created examples.

Have you seen? The Teach Junkie printable games section is growing in number of free games download so you can always search there if you’’re looking for something different. {wink}

Scoot GamesScoot Games - Primary Games To Make Teaching Standards Easier - Teach Junkie

Scoot games are a great way to make worksheets and answering a larger set of questions fun! Educational games like these 5 Fast Free Scoot Games for Kids is a great place to start looking for inspiration – like how to cover social studies and percentages. Want to know how to turn a phonics lesson into a game? Try using Scoot with Blends, a first grade example, as a way to get in phonics practice. Or perhaps, seeing how this Long A Scoot game works may help you create a spelling list version for your classroom!

Bump Games/Roll and Cover

Bump Games - Roll and Cover - Primary Games To Make Teaching Standards Easier - Teach Junkie

Bump Games are a classic primary game for classrooms. You can use them easily to practice math facts like this Groundhog Doubles Bump Game or in these Addition Bump Games. You can bring use them for vocabulary too, or combine math and vocabulary as this St. Patrick’s Day Number Word Roll and Cover example. I love this style of game so much that I’ve already collected 40 Roll and Cover “Bump” Cool Math Games – but don’t let the fact that these are all math stop you from finding a way to making your own die to fit your standard or skill!

Board Games

Board Games - Primary Games To Make Teaching Standards Easier - Teach Junkie

Creating your own “board” games is probably the easiest and most fun! You can introduce, review or assess students on science topics like using this Reduce, Reuse, Recycle game. These “boards” are printed paper, but students love moving a long a game board! Turn it into a math game with simple squares like this Legos Math Game or make it fit your ELA phonics skills with a fun theme like this Beehive Digraph board game.

Dice Games

Dice Games - Primary Games To Make Teaching Standards Easier - Teach Junkie

If you’ve got dice, then you can create CREATIVE games for students to practice skills and standards. Try seeing if this math Roll Dice to 100 could be tweaked to fit your needs. Or learn about the Periodic Table in this fun game for students ages 8-13. You can use dice to move along any style of game board which covers all subject areas!

Memory Games

Memory Games - Primary Games To Make Teaching Standards Easier - Teach Junkie

Such a classic game – memory! It doesn’t just have to be for preschool, like this Winter Math Memory Game. It’s a great example of how you can use memory to reinforce multiplication standards. But of course, it is perfect for younger kids too like this Farm Printable Pack.

Bingo Games

Bingo Games - Primary Games To Make Teaching Standards Easier - Teach Junkie

This game is a great way to work on a more basic level of standards skills – recognition or vocabulary related. However, you can make it more complicated with multiple answers, students creating their own bingo answer boards or having to write responses. You can make it math related like a kindergarten version of Making 5 Addition Bingo Game. But, I love how you can turn this into the best way to keep students engaged on a field trip like this Zoo Bingo example!

I hope you found these 5 games helpful in figuring out how you can teach more of your standards and skills in a game format. Thanks talented teachers – your printables and lessons are great! Feel free to share your “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” badge on your blog, facebook or instagram. You earned it! {{boo-yah}}

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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.