Monday, July 25, 2011

Boardgame Themed Classrooms

This post is part of my Classroom Theme Series. Visit my classroom theme page to view ideas & pictures of all different themed classrooms.

Bulletin Board Backgrounds:
  • black/red checkerboard design
  • Twister Board

Bulletin Board Border Ideas:
  • monopoly money
  • Trivial Pursuit game cards
  • playing cards
  • colored squares like Candyland
  • use solid color border and hot glue game pieces all over it

Welcome Board:
  • Dice with students' names written on the circles. Title as, "Look Who's Rolling into ___ Grade"
  • Guess Who is in Mr./Ms. _____'s Class

Behavior Board:
  • Sorry
  • Staying out of Trouble (with Trouble game)
Job Board:
  • Make it to look like a game spinner.
  • The Game of Life
  • Payday
Math Board:
  • Math is More Fun than a Barrel of Monkeys
  • Yahtzee


SPELLING / WORD STUDY :
  • Boggle
  • Scrabble- Use letter tiles for the bulletin board heading and for printing words. Here's a link to a free Scrabble fonts.
Class Photos or Student Drawings:
  • Pictionary

Display a Battleship Game or image of it on the door with a dry erase marker to write where you are if you are out of the room. Title it, "Our Coordinates."

Create a board with a Guess Who theme for Mystery Reader.

Use posterboard to create checkers, chess pieces, 3D dice, etc. Hang from the ceiling with fishing line.

Create locker/cubby tags that look like Monopoly Squares and title, "Jane Street, "Liam Avenue, Zoe Place, etc."



This teacher created Trivial Pursuit game pieces as a behavior plan for table points.







Even if you are not doing a Boardgame Theme, Homeworkopoly is a great addition to the classroom. I created a Homeworkopoly Board many moons ago. I thought it came out great at the time, but it didn't even compare to Kristen's AMAZING version of it. And guess what? She oh-so-generously shared the files over on her site. Don't act surprised. I sent you over there a few weeks ago with promises of awesomeness. I don't make these things up. :)


I love the idea of using carpet squares to make a life-size gameboard. I'm picturing it in the meeting area. I also had a vision of covering milkcrates to make dice seats. How cool would those be?




These would be adorable as nametags on desks.



This mom transformed her home into a Candyland Game. You could adapt some of these ideas for the classroom.


This idea would be cute with actual photos of the kids on a red/black checkerboard titled, "Check Us Out."



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6 comments:

  1. Really looking for a superheroes theme. any suggestions?

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  2. You have so many cute ideas. Have you found any with a garden theme with plants, bugs ....?

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  3. What does the pink and black scrabble game say in the lower right hand corner? I am looking for more ideas for my game themed room.

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  6. I just uploaded pics of my Game Board theme classroom! If you want to take a peek:

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