101 ways to energize any ho-hum day Created by award-winning educators, these easy-to-learn, giggle-as-you-go games are designed to be both fun and educational. These activities in reading, logic, science, measuring, listening, social studies, and math are the perfect complement to your K-5 curriculum. Get the fun and the learning started with games such as: Bug Bite: Players flip over vocabulary word cards and slap the table when a bug card comes up. Whoever slaps first reads all the words and then keeps the card. The child with the most cards wins! Bull's-Eye Feather Math: Children blow feathers around a bull's-eye game board with straws as they sharpen their multiplication skills. Geography Baseball: Players find map locations that are pitched to them. The more hits they get, the faster they score runs. Fishy Facts: Players snag paper fish with a fishing pole and hook. If they can answer the question on the side of the fish, they score...and many more! BONUS: Games are ranked for ise levels!
Alexis Ludewig, Wisconsin's 2002 Teacher of the Year, has been an elementary school teacher for more than thirty years. She advises several education councils and has reviewed and edited many educational books. Amy Swan, Ph.D., has nearly twenty years of experience as a teacher, school psychologist, supervisor, and counselor for public and private schools in the United States and the Caribbean. She has taught students at every grade level, from preschool to college.