Category Archives: Flashcards

Pot of Gold

When I was working with remedial students, I used monthly themed “flashcards” to help them practice specific words or skills we were working on at the time.  Although I didn’t use flashcards much in my regular classrooms, I found they … Continue reading

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Ring the Bells

Ring the Bells is a fun flash card game for the Christmas season.  Get a golden plastic bell and hang it high on your classroom ceiling.  Make a few Snowballs_from_Yarn and get ready for a rip-roaring time.  (This game works best … Continue reading

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Classroom Baseball

I’m sure most of you are familiar with Classroom Baseball, but it doesn’t seem many children are. It’s a fun form of review for the entire class, especially at this time of the year.  It’s a great game for reviewing … Continue reading

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Slap

One of my favorite flash card games is Slap.  It keeps everyone focused on the task.  This game is appropriate for reviewing cards that all the children in the group have learned; you shouldn’t use it while the children are … Continue reading

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Musical Chairs with Flash Cards

Get everyone moving and learning with a quick game of Musical Chairs.  Set the chairs up as you normally would for the game, only include a chair for every player.  Two rows, back to back.  Lay a flash card on … Continue reading

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Go Fish

“Go Fish” is a popular card game that works well with flashcards.  You will need two sets of flashcards, or a set of questions and answers that go together.  To make sure the children can’t see through the cards, print … Continue reading

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Concentration

Concentration is one of the best games to use with flashcards.  All students pay close attention during other player’s turns because it will help them during their own turn. You will need two sets of flashcards because the students are … Continue reading

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Spell and Say

Spell & Say is a good game to use with words.  Whether you are practicing spelling, sight words, or vocabulary this game works well. Here are some variations for play starting from beginning introduction and ending with periodic reviews to … Continue reading

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Multiuse Game Boards

You can use flashcards with any game boards you already have.  Just stack the flashcards on the board like regular playing cards.  When a player’s turn comes up he takes the top flash card, responds to it, and if correct, … Continue reading

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The Human Game Board

You can use large, seasonal flashcards to make a life-sized game board on the floor. Lay the cards all around the room to form a trail. The students line up and wait for their turn. They roll a die, move … Continue reading

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