Reading board games for kids

Printable Reading Games for Reading Success, Lots of Free

Verb Vine printable reading game board

Verb Vine

We have lots of printable reading games for elementary grades.

This colorful game board will have your third, fourth and fifth graders reading and working with lots of interesting verbs. Be sure to view the screen shot of the board, then print the pdf.

Skill: Reading, working with verbs, other word skills

Grade level: 4-5

Players: 2-3

Objective: Be the first player to reach END on the game board

Supplies: PDF game board, word cards, a standard die, game piece for each player

To play:

1. Print and laminate the game board and word cards. Cut the cards apart. Give each child a game piece to move around the board.

newspaper2. Shuffle the cards and place them face down on the table.

3. Player 1 rolls the dies and moves forward that number of spaces. He draws a word card and tries to make a new word, following the instructions on the game board. For example, if he rolls a 2 and draws the word forget, he might give overlook, or not remember for his answer. If a player is unable to think of an answer, he goes back to where he began that turn. Note: It is not always possible to perform each task on every word. His turn is over.

4. Other players follow in turn.

5. If players use all the cards before the game ends, the cards should be shuffled and reused.

6. The first player to reach the END wins. Players do not have to reach it on an exact count.

More Printable Reading Games

- Kids must follow directions and draw simple objects correctly. Accurate reading comprehension is a must! Students can add additional directions, making this a game to reuse throughout the school year.

Four Score - Build reading and writing skills with this fun activity. This game gives students practice using antonyms.

What's Missing and News Clues - Games your upper elementary students can play in small groups.

Target Time - Target practice has never been this educational! Use this fun format for your upper grade students to practice their reading fluency. The game board can be used for other skill practice as well.

Is the popular culture making our kids smarter?

by lentilka

From the NewScientist. I dig this guy-Steven JOhnson.
Interview: Are the kids alright after all?
You're hanging with your homies at the crossroads when you spot a plain-clothes nark. Do you: (a) pull your baseball cap down over your eyes and your hoodie up over it, and try to mooch off down an alley, or (b) hijack that suburban car waiting at the lights with a "Baby on Board" sign to make a rubber-burning getaway?
Whatever - it's only a computer game: one rather like Grand Theft Auto. The one parents tell the kids is destroying their morals and rotting their brains. But perhaps if they listened to many academics and educationalists, rather than newspaper columnists, they would find that these specialists see a neuro-learning revolution going on in computer games.

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Who invented board games?

It was in 1303 the board games where invented. they where invented buy George Washinton. he was 3 years of age

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