Are you looking for more fun and free ideas that can be used virtually, in person, hybrid or wherever?
Today I want to show you one of the new sites that I have been using non-stop. It has been a game-changer in the therapy room because it's fun, it's free and it’s motivating. The site is called Bamboozle and all you need is a free login! With Bamboozle you can make your own games or you can search through the site for games that are already on there. There are so many great games already on this site that you really don’t even need to spend the time making new ones. And as you all know, I am all about easy, no-prep options that will save your sanity and keep things fun.
To use this site, all you need to do is search a keyword and games related to that will pop up. Basically, you can search for any of the goals you may be working on with your students from main idea to multiple-meaning words and more and it will show you all the games that have already been created for that category. Below is an example of a search for wh questions and it came up with 102 games!
This site is not specifically designed so for speech so you will see some games that are more for ESL or Gen Ed but you can preview the games and the questions so you can pick games that will work for your students.
Once you select a game you can choose how many teams you want and how many questions. Sometimes I put kids on teams together and sometimes I do each man for him/herself. Then you can also select the format you want: either quiz, classic, or classic jr. I like to use the classic jr but you can play around with it and see what you like.
After you select your options, it will start up your game board. Behind each number, there is a hidden question. As the students take turns answering questions, it will also keep score for them. This game format makes it so fun and my students have just loved it.
Another nice thing about this site is that once you have played a game and you really like it, you can “heart” that game and it will save it for you for future times so you don’t have to search for it again. This is just another simple and convenient option to save time and energy.
I’m all about changing it up so that way when students come into my speech room whether virtually or in person, they never know what to expect and it makes it more exciting. I highly recommend playing around with this site and using it to help keep things fresh in your speech room. Let me know what you guys think of this awesome, free, resource and which games you try out!
Want to learn more? Check out the video and this Bamboozle resource I mentioned for engaging, no-prep activities to use with your students this week!