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May 1, 2011

Free PowerPoint Games!

Greetings,

I hope you are doing well this week.  Today I will be sharing with you how to download free PowerPoint games that you can use with whole group instruction with your students. 

All you have to do is come up with the questions and let the students play either individually or as a team.  I personally used the Sunken Treasure game with my students last week to help them review for a technology exam.  So, make sure you turn on your speakers to hear the special sound effects in the games.


1. Sunken Treasure: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams or use individuals.

1. Pick a board to play. All game boards have a treasure hidden in different places. So if you use the game several times be sure to choose a different game board to prevent students from guessing where the treasure is located.

2. Each team or individual is asked a question. If they answer correctly, they are allowed to choose the box on the screen which they believe the treasure to be behind.

3. Teacher then clicks that box to reveal what is behind it.

4. The first to find the treasure wins. If the teacher still has questions to ask, just start the PowerPoint over and choose a different board.



2. Align the Stars: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams or use individuals. There can be up to Six teams. However play by more than three teams is not recommend, as it is very difficult to get four in a row with so many teams. The colors are: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple.

1. Choose the number of stars required to win. Such as 3, 4, or 5 in a row.

2. Each team or individual is asked a question. If they answer correctly, the teacher will click the star until it changes to that teams color.

3. First team or individual to get the desired number of stars touching wins!

4. Stars can align in rows, columns, or diagonally.



3. Car Race: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams.

1. Each team is asked a question. If they answer correctly, click their teams color button to move their car.

2. Five correct answers will cross the finish line and win the race.



4. Horse Race: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams.

1. Each team is asked a question. If they answer correctly, click their teams color button to move their car.

2. Seven correct answers will cross the finish line and win the race.



5. Boat Race: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams.

1. Each team is asked a question. If they answer correctly, click their teams color button to move their boat.

2. Ten correct answers will cross the finish line and win the race.



6A. The Big Wheel for Grades K - 2: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams

1. Ask a Question to a Team

2. If correct, click the Spin Wheel Button to choose the number of points that team will receive.

3. Type points from wheel into Team Score Box

4. Continue until out of questions.



6B. The Big Wheel for Grades 3 - 5: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams

1. Ask a Question to a Team

2. If correct, click the Spin Wheel Button to choose the number of points that team will receive.

3. Type points from wheel into Team Score Box

4. Continue until out of questions.

I hope you enjoyed these free PowerPoint games.  Your students will really enjoy playing these activities while making learning fun. When you are finished playing make sure you do not save changes. They work best in PowerPoint 2007 or higher.

Stay tuned to next week, I will be sharing with you Elementary Math, Science, Social Study and more PowerPoint games you can use in your classroom.  Take care.