A new classroom game for junior entomologists

A New Classroom Game for Junior Entomologists – readilearn

This week I have added a new classroom game for junior entomologists to the collection. The game is a fun way to integrate learning across the curriculum and, while appropriate for use at any time of the year, is particularly so when completing a unit of work about minibeasts.

The game works well as a group activity in science, literacy or maths lessons. It is also great as an activity with buddy classes. It is best if an adult or older buddy is available to explain and oversee the play.

Cross-curricular links

The game involves children in learning and practice of skills across curriculum areas; including:

Science

Biology – focus minibeasts

  • Living things
  • Features of living things
  • Needs of living things
  • Life stages of living things

Literacy

Reading:

  • For information
  • To follow instructions

Research skills – finding the answers to questions

Maths

  • Subitisation – spots on the dice
  • Counting one for one correspondence – moving spaces around the board
  • Tallies – recording points
  • Adding – totalling points
  • Comparing numbers – establishing the winner

Social-Emotional Skills

Games are an excellent way of teaching children the essential skills of getting along, including:

  • Taking turns
  • Being honest
  • Accepting decisions
  • Accepting that winning is not always possible nor the most important part of the game
  • Winning and losing gracefully

Contents of the Junior Entomologist Game package

a new classroom game for junior entomologists

All components of the game are downloadable and printable. Laminating is recommended for durability.

The package includes:

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23 thoughts on “A New Classroom Game for Junior Entomologists – readilearn

    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks, Vanessa. It is a fun game. I had a lovely little series of books by Ashton Scholastic I used to use with it in the classroom. They were quite old though and I’m not sure if they are still available. I wrote my own texts instead. 🙂

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  1. petespringerauthor

    Kids love games, and that is an automatic hook, Norah. My older students (5th and 6th grade) created their own game boards as a way of incorporating what they learned about a topic.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Designing and constructing games is a great activity for children, Peter. They have to take so much into consideration, don’t they? And they have to ensure the rules are explicit and that everything works well. I used to love making games when I was a child. I equally love to make them as an adult. To see others enjoying something you’ve made is a great reward.

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        1. Norah Post author

          That’s why I thought a companion would be nice. You can send her home when you need your own space. There are no demands on you for anything other than shared moments. 🙂

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