Using board games and some question cards, you can create an easy and fun way to review material, encourage retention, and have fun at the same time.
- a board game template per group (any will do)
- question cards (one set per group)
- one die per group
- some sort of game piece or marker per student
- Make up your question cards. These can be printed out and cut up. I like to make them without answers, so the groups have to work together to see if the answers are correct. It gets everyone thinking
- print out enough game boards for each group
- One student rolls a die and advances. They take a question card and answer the question. If their answer is correct, they stay. If their answer is wrong, they go back to where they were.
- the first student to advance to the goal is the winner.
You can make a tournament out of it. Set up beginner groups and have the winners advance to a second level. Play again and have students continue to move with winners moving up and losers moving down.
Award winners with a simple printable champion certificate. There are plenty of free certificate sites on the Net. You don't need to spend money on anything. Of course if you already have an awards/incentives system in place, use that.