Educational games are a wonderful way to make learning practice fun for students of all ages. Challenging young learners to a game or activity in the classroom can make a new concept seem more enjoyable and is sure to increase engagement. Check out these teacher favorite options for educational games and manipulatives.
Learning Manipulatives & Activities for Pre-K
While some of these games have smaller parts and should always be played with adult supervision, they are an excellent way for Pre-K learners to practice fine motor and cognitive skills. These teacher-favorite classics are all great options for preschool-aged students in the classroom.
Educational Games & Manipulatives for Elementary Students
As students learn new skills, these more challenging games are a way to boost their retention and increase their engagement. Learning by playing games is one of the best ways to spend free time in the classroom or at home. Encourage elementary-aged students to give any of these games a try with friends, family members, or classmates.
Tools for Whole Class Games & Activities
If you’re looking for a great way to turn a concept review into a game, take advantage of these tools. Buttons make it easy for students to ring-in with an answer to a question, and classic playing cards can help to divide students into random groups. Get creative and make your own educational whole class games with any of these teacher favorite items:
More Reading & Literacy Teacher Ideas
Looking for more inspiration for making learning fun for the students in your life? Be sure to check out the Ideas & Inspiration category on the blog. Also be sure to stop by the School Specialty online store to find hundreds of educational games for learners of any age.