I try to have a few games on each set, to get extra value for money! For example I have multiplication on one side of the blocks and a division set on the other.
Here are a few ways I like to use them in station teaching or as an early finisher activity.
- Multiplication and division tables (useful to leave a multiplication square at the station so they can check answers)
- Addition and Subtraction tables for younger classes
- Fractions: 1/4 of 20
- Percentages: 30% of 10
- Decimals: 0.1 of 20
- Number Sequences or patterns: 12, ____, 14 or 3,6,9, ____
- Rounding numbers to nearest 10, 100, 1000
Write the root of the verbs on the blocks and the children can change the verb to one of the following:
- Aimsir Chaite
- Aimsir Láithreach
- Aimsir Fháistineach
- Question form/negative of verb
Add a prefix/suffix to each block and the children have to give a word that contains the prefix or suffix
Put letters and letter blends (e.g. th) on the blocks and the children have to say a word with that letter sound
- Conversation Starters (Oral Language)
Ways to play
Remove one piece at a time and keep it of you get the answer correct. When the tower collapses, whoever has the most blocks is the winner.
Place each piece on top after you answer the question. Use a whiteboard or paper to record correct answers.
Feel free to add other ideas for using Jenga blocks in the comments below.