It can’t be difficult to move stones so that they’re all sitting beside one another, right? But what if, instead of lifting them, you can only move them in a straight line, in a limited space? How many moves will you have to make before all the stones are together?
This puzzle challenges your students’ logical thinking (along with yours) by asking them to slide a given set of rounded stones into one of four directions until all five of the same color are touching. Not only will they have to use each stage’s terrain to meet their objective; sometimes the stones’ positions themselves will help them.
There are many ways to turn this game into a challenge for group play. The students can play a certain number of levels, the winning group of which would be the ones where the least number of moves were made. Alternatively, the groups would play until the stars awarded by the game are less than a certain number the teacher had set – whomever reaches the farthest level wins. Or this could, once again, be a game where the students can pit themselves against their teacher to see who is better. Whichever mode is chosen, this game is sure to be fun and challenging for everybody!
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Teach your young students about the different light sources. Allow them to explore a room specifically crafted for learning about light and dark. Which gives out a stronger light source? The candle? The lamp? What about the sun? What is the difference between viewing a room with a stronger light, versus a weaker one?
Once the children have finished with their experiments, it’s time for a quiz! What have they learned as they played? And what other common and practical knowledge can they learn about light sources? Why not play the game and find out?
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If you are looking to become a ninja at grammar, and ace all those nouns and verbs this smartboard activity will be aiming to get you there fast.
Through those ninja stars at the nouns and score grammar points.
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Have you ever tried a word search on the smartboard? If not, give it a try. Print this wordsearch for each student and every time a student finds a word on their piece of paper, they are allowed to highlight it on the smartboard. It’s a great activity for the whole class.
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This smartboard activity lets your students drag letters up unto the clothing line. They can then form the spelling words they are studying that week. It’s a great and different way to review spelling words for the week. This is a free download, but make sure to thank the author of this for making such a great smartboard activity!
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