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Monday, 16 January 2012
Interactive whiteboard whizz
Up, up and away! Today the children in my class LOVED playing on these space games I discovered. They are so versatile and can be used with the mouse or (in our case) the "White Board Pen" (said with an air of authority!) They were easily accessible to every child in the class and encouraged working in teams or pairs, which opened up endless opportunity for discussions about size, colour, and direction.
Click here to play the Space hunt game. The aim of the game is to navigate your space craft around a series of space rocks, collecting the fuel on your way!
We also tried out an alien abduction game, we had to order the aliens in the pattern they arrived, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, giving them the appropriate rosette. The children really loved this one and worked brilliantly in pairs, discussing and debating about the order of arrival! Click here to play Alien Teleport.
It just so happens that these games fitted in perfectly with our space topic! See the printable resources section for more space themed classroom freebies!