Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Learning Through Games: Bananagrams and Zip It


Bananagrams Picture
Summary: Players race each other to form a crossword-style grid with their own set of letters. 

Number of Players: 2-6 for Bananagrams, 2 for Zip-It 

Recommended Age: 7+
Zip It Picture

Skills Addressed:
  • Spelling
  • Strategy
  • Quick thinking
  • Vocabulary 
     
Link to Learning:
  • Have students spell check their peers’ grids or their own.
  • Ask students to use each of their words in a sentence.
  • Give bonus points for using class words.
  • Put a time limit on each round.