Get school-aged children playing addictive wall games that have them learning while they play! Wall games are not just for PE - they can be used in virtually any classroom - from PE to ELA!
What's great about these games is that there is something for all ability levels. See below for a list of games for kids that teaches them necessary skills, while having fun!
1. Alphabet Wall Game
The sound wall is an interactive game that works on correctly learning speech sounds for reading. It can be used to play memory, go fish, mystery words, and articulation gestures.
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2. Map Wall Exploration
This fun wall game uses a HUGE wall map! Let students explore the world in various ways! For example, play games related to where you find certain animals or languages of the world.
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The set of wall dominoes is meant for babies and toddlers. Brightly colored and moveable, but not removable, they are great for letting those little fingers make them upright...and it's even more fun to push them down!
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4. Yard Wall Games
This classic games are great for out in the recess yard! Play games like Sorry, Connect 4, and other games with your peers! Great for kids that may not like being physically active in the yard or prefer small group interactions.
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5. Boggle Wall
Always a favorite classroom game, Boggle can be made for both word study and math skills! Plus, this is an easy wall game to put together so it can bed changed daily - just scramble the letters!
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7. Words with Friends
A popular wall game is "Words with Friends". Students love this game because it gets them to compete with their peers. This game is meant for older students who already have spelling and reading skills.
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Need to review for an assessment? Play this wall Jeopardy game. Played just like the real game, but with categories that relate to your content, students will pick categories and earn points for correct answers.
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9. ABC Lineup
Simply hang a string across the wall and get kids lining up their ABCs! Students will use clothespins to hang letters in the correct order. You can expand this by purposely placing letters in the incorrect order and asking them to fix it!
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10. Focus Wall
A focus wall allows students to play games or activities that aid in the review of previously learned material. For example, there are matching, sorting, letter sounds, and ID games used. You can create these custom wall games based on what your kids need to work on!
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11. Sticky Wall Game
These adorable drawing games are created using contact paper to create a "sticky wall". This example works with patterns and following a line, but there are tones of art-related activities you can use this for!
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A classic game that all ages seem to enjoy! This game of wall checkers is large and unique. Use it in PE to teach game skills and strategy, but still keep students moving.
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14. Climb Wall
Looking for a fun climbing game? This DIY climbing wall is it! This one is map and travel themed, but you can change it up! The wall is not very high but uses an air mattress for extra protection.
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15. Kicking Game
This ball game is great for younger kids or those with differing manipulative abilities. The game works on teaching students how to kick and gain gross motor skills. The students will start with a standing kick and try to kick the ball into the wall square.
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16. 7-Up ball game
The 7-Up game is to be played independently and is great to be used as a digital game for virtual school. It only takes a ball and a wall, then students do progressively more challenging throws and catches as they countdown from 7.
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17. Rubber Band Wall
This is a simple game and just an enlarged version of the small plastic rubber band boards. Give students different shapes and have them make the shape on the board. You can extend this by asking them about each shape's attributes.
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19. Phonics Wall
Meant for younger students working on reading skills, the "house of sounds" looks at letter combos. The point of the game is for students to come up with examples of words that use these combinations and fill the squares with sticky notes.
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