How to Play Jump!, An Easy Review Game for Any Content

How to Play Jump!, An Easy Review Game for Any Content

Jump! is a great board game that you can utilize with literally ANY content! It can go on forever. Your students can play in pairs, or in small groups. You can switch out the activities as often as you want. To me, it's the perfect center activity. 

I've created cards to go with this game board for a number of topics, but you could use any flashcards or questions you'd like with the game as well. 

You'll need the free gameboard to get started!

I’ve added a link to the combo set that includes the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fact cards (see image below), but all of the games are available individually at my Teachers Pay Teachers store as well.


I provide an 11x17" and a two-page 8.5x11" game board. (They end up approximately the same size, but the 8.5x11" option is better if you don't have access to a printer that can handle the larger size paper.) I actually like the 8.5x11" option best, since the final product can be easily folded in half for storage.

To assemble the 8.5x11" game board, just print the board out in color on 8.5x11" white cardstock and laminate both pages. Cut off the inside margin on both pages, then use packing tape to create a "foldable" seal between the two pages. 

Cut the margins, leaving a little bit of a white space.

Cut the margins, leaving a little bit of a white space.

Lay tape down sticky side up, then carefully place 1/2 of the game board onto the tape.

Lay tape down sticky side up, then carefully place 1/2 of the game board onto the tape.

Carefully lay down the second 1/2 of the game board, leaving a small gap between the pages so the game board will easily fold in half.

Carefully lay down the second 1/2 of the game board, leaving a small gap between the pages so the game board will easily fold in half.


As far as playing the game goes, it's very simple and easy to learn. 

  1. Students shuffle cards.

  2. Students take turns drawing a card.

  3. Students answer the problem on the card.

  4. If correct, the student rolls the die and moves ahead on the game board. If incorrect, the student returns the card to the bottom of the pile.

  5. The next player continues the game.

  6. Play continues until time is up. The player who is farthest ahead at the end of the game is the winner.


To make things just a little more exciting, the game board has additional directions, like "jump back three spots," or "skip ahead."


To play the game, you'll need to download and assemble a Jump! Game Board. You'll also need one die and 2-4 game pieces like these for each game. 

As I mentioned before, you can supply your own flashcards or questions, or get one of my Jump! card sets. So far I've created only a few sets, but I'm open to creating whichever standards you need, so just leave me a comment if you don't find what you need. 

Addition Facts

Subtraction Facts

Multiplication Facts

Division Facts

Happy Teaching, 

Kayla

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