Classroom Learning Activities performed in school can prove to be highly beneficial for developing a healthy bond amongst the students.
Best approach to learning is when it is combined with fun and activities, the conventional methods are not enough to promote fun – learning. Educational games for students help them learn and remember complex concepts easily.
Classroom games are a way to make the kids comfortable inside the classroom setting and also for creating team spirit.
Some of the efficient Classroom Activities for kids are listed below:
1. The Name Game:
On the first day of school, shyness is abundant amongst students and the perfect way to remove this shyness is by playing “The Name Game”.
Here each student is asked to tell his/her name with the correct spelling and pronunciation so that no one pronounces the name incorrectly. Depending on the letter his/her name starts with, a fun task will be assigned.
2. D – icebreakers:
“D – icebreakers” enable students to break the ice and feel comfortable around other students. A group of 4 – 6 students roll a dice and whatever number comes up will have a unique question linked to that number.
Questions can be like – If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Students answer these interesting questions and in this way they can learn new things about their classmates.
3. Find a friend:
A classroom activity where students are asked to pick the things they like the most from a given list, and then they can find new friends with common interests.
This game sparks an interaction between students that share the same interests and hobbies.
4. Thanks for the compliment!
An Activity for kids to boost their confidence. This activity creates a healthy environment where everyone feels appreciated.
Every student gets a blank piece of paper taped to their back. Then, each classmate thinks of a compliment to write down on the back of every other student.
After the entire class is finished, students remove their papers and read all the compliments they received in front of the class.
5. Let’s decorate:
Every Classroom is uniquely decorated by its students to make a nice and comfortable environment for all.
Students learn team work and enjoy decorating the classroom to make their class special and different from all other classes.
6. Surprise Quizzes:
A time based surprise quiz is a Classroom Learning Activity that makes the otherwise boring lectures fun for the students.
Teachers can use this activity for revision and students can learn time management skills along with agility.
7. Group contracts:
It is an important feature of cooperative learning.
A contract is made describing the protocols that must be followed inside the class, and the students draft this contract themselves based on expectations students and teachers have for one another.
This teaches the students that every problem can be solved by team work and correct communication skills.
8. Student surveys:
This is an analysis activity to judge how the school can facilitate a better environment for the students.
Students can be asked for their opinion on topics like – seating arrangement, group work versus individual work, and noise levels in the classroom.
Students feel like their opinions are considered and feel that they can bring positive changes to the classroom.
9. Draw The Paragraph:
It is an English Language Activity for students. A paragraph is read from outside the curriculum, with a lot of descriptive words and scenes, and then the students are asked to imagine the scene.
Finally, they have to draw the scene. This activity teaches them to listen, understand and imagine simultaneously.
10. Blind Artist:
Students are paired and they sit in opposite directions, one of the students has a picture and he/she has to describe this picture to the other student who is drawing the picture. The student has to draw the picture based on the instruction his/her partner gives.
This is Classroom Learning activity that develops communication skills and imagination.
11. Jumping the line:
This is an energizer game that would be apt to play at the end of a class and can be used as a revision test too. It helps the teacher judge how much the students learnt from the lesson and also gives the students an energy boost.
The classroom is divided into ‘True’ and ‘False’ sections and students stand on the middle line. The student standing on the middle line is asked a question and he/she has to jump on the ‘true’ or ‘false’ section. The student with the most correct answer wins!
A very popular classroom game in which action words or verbs are revised in a funny manner.
Students are asked to act without speaking and they have to convey the activity, emotion or adjective simply by acting without uttering a word!
This brings out very funny moments that kids remember forever.
13. Fun with Adverbs:
This English Learning activity will help kids learn more about English grammar and also improve their vocabulary.
A sentence describing an activity is written on the board and students come up with different adverbs for that sentence.
This activity can also be done in groups.