Whiteboard games can be a fun and interactive way to engage students in the classroom while reinforcing learning concepts. Here are five whiteboard games that you can play to help with teaching:
This classic word-guessing game is perfect for vocabulary building. Choose a word relevant to the topic you're teaching and draw a series of underscores on the whiteboard to represent each letter. Students take turns guessing letters, and you fill in the blanks with correct guesses or draw parts of a hangman for incorrect ones. The objective is to guess the word before the hangman is complete.
Many people or teachers think Hangman is not an appropriate image for kids, in this case, using a snowman or an apple tree might be a better choice.
2. Spelling game
Draw images of words on the whiteboard and ask students to spell the words according to the images. If drawing is too difficult or complicated for you, using printed pictures is a much better and time-saving alternative. This game can strengthen the child's impression of words they learned, as a better alternative than a traditional spelling quiz.
3. Sentence Scramble
Sentence Scramble is an engaging game for language arts or foreign language classes. Write a sentence on the whiteboard but scramble the words. Students work individually or in groups to rearrange the words and form a coherent sentence. The first team or student to unscramble the sentence correctly wins a point.
Trivia games are great for reviewing and testing knowledge on any subject. Create a set of trivia questions related to the topic you're teaching and write them on the whiteboard. Divide the students into teams and take turns asking each team a question. If they answer correctly, they earn a point. The team with the most points at the end wins.
Pictionary is an excellent whiteboard game for practicing drawing skills and enhancing communication. Divide the students into teams. One player from each team comes up and selects a word or phrase related to the subject. They then draw a representation of the word on the whiteboard while their teammates try to guess it within a time limit.
These whiteboard games are just a few examples of how you can incorporate interactive and engaging activities into your classroom teaching. They encourage teamwork, critical thinking, and active participation, making the learning experience more enjoyable for students. Remember to adapt the games to suit the age and level of your students, and feel free to come up with your own variations as well.You can also set rewards or competitions to make these games more exciting.
You can also have a dry erase board at home for practicing your whiteboard game before class. Check here to find a whiteboard with anything you need before started including magnets, markers and a erase.