Today, I am excited to link up with Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies and Fourth Grade Frolic's Monday Made It.
My 2nd graders have been focusing on Geometry in math. Geometry is such a fun topic for the kids because there are so many hands-on activities that really help to increase student learning. Unfortunately, geometry is also full of lots of new vocabulary. Some of the new terms are very challenging for young learners. It is a struggle for some of my kids to even pronounce terms like quadrilateral and parallelogram. However, it is important that they are able to master these challenging terms.
In order to help my students learn the names of the shapes and their attributes, I made an "I Have...Who Has" card game. I use this game when the kids are lining up for recess, lunch, restroom, etc. When it is time to line up, I pass out one card to each student. The daily line leader begins the game by reading their entire card that ends with the question "Who has....?" The student that has the requested shape then lines up and reads their card. Play continues until all cards have been used.
Not only do my kids love this game, but it can be ready for use in your classroom with very minimal teacher prep time...just print the cards (either in color or grayscale) and cut them apart. As an added bonus, the kids line up much calmer when playing this game, because they are so focused on listening for their card to be called that they forget about pushing and shoving their way to the front of the line.
I am offering a set of game cards available for use in your classroom as a FREEBIE. Just click on the picture above to download your very own copy. I would love to hear how you use this game in your class or what other geometry activities work well with your students.