Puzzles and Games for the Classroom

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CREATING GAMES AND PUZZLES

Printable

  • **Armored Penguin** is a great site for teachers to create all sorts of puzzles- wordsearch, crossword, word scramble, word match and a logic games! Type in your own clues and answers and it will create your puzzle--complete with key!
  • Bingo Baker makes it easy to create bingo cards. You can generate hundreds of random cards and print them using the printer-friendly PDF (with no ads or watermarks). You can also save paper (and waste electricity instead) by playing your bingo game online.
  • Edhelper is a great site for creating games and puzzles--and it also has a ton of practice worksheets for K-12. (Some items cost $$$ :-( )
  • Educational Press - Create Bingo boards. Using your browser, you can print out pre-defined lists of subject-specific words. Includes foreign language, state maps, state and county capitals, math facts, sight words and much more!
  • Print-Bingo.com is a completely web based program for printing **many types of bingo cards**, including those with your own custom word lists. Also has templates to make cards with state names, dolch words, and much more.
  • Puzzlemaker Online allows teachers to create cryptograms, math squares, mazes, word searches and more. From Discovery Education.
  • Tools for Educators- Creates puzzles, worksheets, templates, word searches and more! This is great for all teachers!

On-line

  • eQuizShow - Create free quiz shows that engage students for test review.
  • FlipQuiz - FREE! CLASSROOM REVIEW GAME for EDUCATORS provides educators with a quick way to create your own gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. Questions are displayed on-screen and boards are saved for later use.
  • JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere. You can build your own jeopardy template or browse other jeopardy templates created by other people.
  • external image jeopardy_rocks.jpg Jeopardy Rocks external image external.gif- AASL 2016 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning - Easily create quiz show style games for up to four teams using Jeopardy Rocks. Games can be shared online with a simple URL. The company is working to develop a resource bank of games designed by educators. Appropriate for all grade levels, encourage students to design their own quiz questions for sharing with peers.
  • KUBBU Teachers can create games, quizzes, or crosswords; make them available online for students, and then view and analyze the results.
  • Sporcle - Play thousands of free online trivia quiz games. There is a fun quiz about virtually every topic imaginable: Geography, History, Literature, Music, Science and more!


EDUCATIONAL GAME SITES: (for more sites, see Just Elementary Teachers)

  • Educational Games challenging online games that cover a wide variety of almost ALL subject areas. You don't have to be a genius to understand the work of the Nobel Laureates. These games and simulations, based on Nobel Prize-awarded achievements, will teach and inspire you while you're having FUN!
  • EduWeb designs digital learning games and interactives for museums, zoos, and other educational organizations. Go to the "Portfolio" page for free access to their products. Games and interactives available for all ages and subjects (American Association of School Librarians - Landmark Website for Teaching & Learning)
  • Fun Brain There are games to play to help in many subject areas. Be sure to check it out!
  • Interactive Games - this includes activities and simulations as well as the games.
  • PurposeGames is a web site for learning and having fun at the same time. Games cover many topics including: Art, Science, History, Geography, Math and Foreign Language.
  • Trivia Games - a huge selection of games and fun quizzes.
  • Whyville - offers over 100 games and activities for learning that are integrated into a communal experience within a virtual world. Instead of standalone games that are played alone and have no connection to a larger context, Whyville games emphasize cooperative play and are embedded within the world and community. Recommended for ages 8-15.