Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Calea curcubeului (The Way of the Rainbow)

Since all of my reviews with my classes last year was Jeopardy themed, this year i decided to switch it up. This is basically Candyland on steroids! 

As you can see below, the chalkboard is the game board. The game markers are on the left (the toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, and grapes). It starts at the upper left black box and zig-zags it's way to the Trick-orTreat bag at the end on the bottom right.

The students were divided into 3 groups (hence the 3 game markers). When it was a group's turn, i threw the ball to someone in the group. They came up and took a card from the face down cards (to the right of the candy bowl). Just like in Candyland, the cards were marked with 1 of 5 colors, which corresponded to the colored cards with the pictures on them. The cards with the pictures represented 1 of 5 topics we've covered so far (black = review of topics from last year, purple = handwashing, orange = immune system (it's a white blood cell on it), brown = tuberculosis (i know, it looks like something else, but that's what TB looks like under a microscope), and yellow = dental hygiene). So if the student picked a card with a yellow box on it, they would pick a question from the dental hygiene cards (questions were written on the other sides). If they answered correctly, they moved their game piece forward to the nearest box that matched their chosen color. If they answered incorrectly, they had to move backwards to the closest box that matched. If they landed on a spot that was already occupied, it sent the team that was already there all the way back to the beginning. Also, just like in Candyland, there were 2 shortcuts, that went both forwards and backwards.

Here are the game pieces:

Out of the 5 colors, 1 of each color had candy on it, so they would get a piece of candy from the candy bowl when they landed on them.

I also drew 5 Halloween related pictures. If they drew one of the matching pictures from the face down pile, they could choose any color of question they wanted, and then would land on the matching picture...even if it was behind.

Here are some of the face down card examples. Some of the cards had 2 boxes (and if you've played Candyland, you know what that means) which meant that they would get to go 2 places forward instead of just 1.

Here's the trick-or-treat sack at the end. Whichever team got there first won candy for the whole team.

The kids LOVED this game! (So did i ;o]). As you can see, this is the Halloween version. For other reviews i'll make versions related to whatever upcoming holidays there are.

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