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End of Year - Build a Board Game Project

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 5

Build critical thinking, writing, and reading skills by engaging your students with an end-of-year S.T.E.M activity.

End-of-Year Activities – Soar into Summer with STEM Projects

Ready, set, build! Show students how much fun it can be to create their own board games. This no-prep resource encourages students to think outside the box while also presenting them with new challenges.

Students will get in touch with their creative side as they use their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to create game pieces and questions, then build their game boards with all of the components of a traditional board game.

Your students will love creating an original board game, and you’ll love the no-prep nature of this product. This project aims to have students

  • write instructions for playing a game
  • make a content-based question for each player to answer on their turn
  • create custom game pieces (such as dice or cards) that correspond with their game.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your STEM lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Assist struggling students with organizing their materials and writing questions.

Provide students with example questions to model their questions after.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage fast finishers to create additional questions or advanced rules for playing their game.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF version of this resource.

Print each student a packet of materials, and you are ready to go!

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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