Friday, July 7, 2017

Color Grid Reference Game + A Freebie

I played a fun game with my kiddos on a chessboard the other day. They absolutely loved it.
This is a great activity because it has more than one focus. While practicing their colors, kiddos learn grid reference and build their fine motor skills during play.

Here is what you need:

a chessboard
pom poms (lots of them)
recording sheets (optional)

 
 The objective of the game is simple. Set up the chessboard with pom poms. Call the coordinate points, the children have to read the grid coordinates and identify colors in the correct positions.

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

 Here is the recording sheet I wiped up for this. I created a simple recording sheet without coordinates. You can grab a copy by clicking the picture.

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

The objective of the game is to read the grid coordinates name the color and simply color the recording sheets.

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

Setting up this game is a little bit time-consuming. So I created a resource based on this game. Now I can use this game with my students for independent work, as review work, or even as a center activity!

First, I created the Color Grid Reference Game...

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

...seeing that my students enjoy playing this game I created the Woodland Animals Grid Reference Game.

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie


Both packets include:
- 3 different (8x6) grids.

Grid Reference Game Board

- Recording sheets with coordinates (3x12) and

Grid Reference Game Recording Sheet

- Answer key

Grid Reference Game Answer Sheets

- There are also blank recording sheets that can be used to extend the activity.

The best part about this packet is that it can be easily differentiated.
The older students have to read the grid coordinates and write the color words in the recording sheets, while the youngest kids can find a color and simply color the recording sheets.

Grid Reference Game Rules