Fun Classroom Activities
Classrooms are not always strict environments were fun shouldn’t happen. In fact, it’s been proven that students need a break from the daily grind, just like adults need a break for their daily work routine. And there are great times for a natural break, complete with fun classroom activities. Friday afternoons if all the work has been completed for the day. During recess if it’s storming too much for the students to go outside. The day before the holiday break begins. Or when the entire class has completed an assigned task and should be awarded for their work ethic. There are many different ways to approach activities. You can consider quiet activities, individual activities, class wide activities, activities that are supposed to encourage academic growth, and activities that are just fun and games that may or may not have any academic merit.
When choosing the activity, you should consider what would best serve your class. Each class of students has a different chemistry, and a different direction. Some students would be able to handle certain activities better than other groups of students. You have to assess that, as well as what you hope to accomplish with the activity. If you want to burn off energy, you can have them play Four Corners. If you want them to study for a test, you can create a Jeopardy type game or a scavenger hunt. A scavenger hunt with prices for the winner can be of particular interest because it will teach students how to use the library, how to use reference books and how to use various computer programs for references.
Classroom activities can be purely academic, purely physical, or somewhere in between.
There are many different things you can do for project based learning.