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Ready, Set, Brainstorm! - Board Game

PDF, Google Slides | 11 pages|Grades: 5 - 7

A board game to practice brainstorming using mind maps, Venn diagrams, and cause and effect charts.

Brainstorming is a vital part of the writing process and an excellent way for students to get their ideas on paper. Unfortunately, most students want to skip this step and move directly into the writing piece. Why is this? Because most students don’t know HOW to brainstorm! It is a skill that needs to be taught and practiced, just like anything else.

Your students will love practicing the skill with this fun board game!

Students will move around the board, using various brainstorming techniques to plan for a variety of essay topics.

The download includes:

  • a board game
  • game pieces
  • 27 message topic cards.

Place this game in your writing center and watch your students blossom as writers!

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the PDF or Google slides version.


This resource was created by Madison Schmalz-Barrett, a teacher in California and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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