Saturday, October 1, 2011

I'll Take a Physical Challenge

 My students have a science test next week so we played a review game on Friday.  I wanted to spice it up a bit so I took a hint from the old show Double Dare.  After dividing my students in two teams, we went outside to the playground.  We followed a typical review game format (I asked one person from a team a question from our study guide, if they got it right they get a point.  If they did not the question went to the other team).  Here was the twist, if the person I called on did not know the answer they could take a physical challenge.  If they took one, the whole team would have to run to the picnic benches, or do twenty jumping jacks, or do fifteen arm circles.  They kids loved it!! I did limit the number of physical challenges they could use so we did get in some science review.  It was a great way to use some of the energy that makes them wiggle so much in the afternoons!


  1. What a fun way to review! I've got a science and a math test coming up next week - think I'll give this a try.

    Runde's Room

  2. Love it! What a fabulous idea! I will use this once it cools down here in San Antonio. Too hot for me :)


  3. Yeah, you went old school on that one. Nice job. I'll let you know how much my class hates me after I have them doing burpees and pushups. LOL