Homeschooling with Game Shows

Published:
January 20, 2020

Contributor:
Jeannette Tuionetoa

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Every family has the right to educate their children how they see fit. That is a sure beauty in being a parent and an even more significant appreciation towards homeschooling. In whatever arena you choose to educate your children, this one is for sure.

Play-based education is beneficial for many children. Sprinkle game shows throughout your homeschool year for fun learning memories. Check out these ideas for homeschooling with game shows. 

Homeschooling with Game Shows.

A full immersion in game schooling may not be what your family needs. However, playing game shows may be precisely what your homeschool needs to break up the monotony.

Playing games in your homeschool do have proven benefits. The mere idea that your kids can play games together while learning is a great achievement. Getting kids to work together or learn how to handle defeat well will have a lasting impact on your child’s character.

More benefits to gain from playing games in your homeschool:

  • Creating an environment to be silly and have fun
  • Encourage memory
  • Foster healthy competition
  • Improve hand-eye coordination
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Build critical thinking skills
  • Skill-building help (i.e., spatial awareness, following rules, physical coordination and more)

Now, what game shows can you use to incorporate an educational environment with fun? If you are a game-show-watching family, then try your favorite game show at home.

Here are a few suggestions to incorporate homeschooling with game shows.

Be sure to scroll down for free game show printables for learning fun!

Family Feud

This game may be fun to play with another homeschooling family or family members. If you have a large family, it’s perfect! Use these Family Feud Quiz free questions to use for some learning fun. I enjoy this game because you see how quickly your kids come up with answers and where their mind is in determining their solutions. It is quite hilarious. 

Each team takes turns letting one person answering the most popular response to a series of questions. Get specific instructions here.

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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

This game gets me every time! We LOVE watching this show, and it’s even more fun to play it. Why? I am honestly NOT smarter than a fifth-grader. How do I teach my kids, yet they know answers I don’t? It boggles my mind, but I am super proud as well.

Print out this board game to use as a basis for selecting topics. No, you don’t have to think up questions yourself or do masses amount of research for the questions. As homeschoolers, we thrive on being resourceful; therefore, use these questions for math, science, social studies, and English.

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Minute to Win It

Minute to Win It games help kids get up, get moving, think critically, and have a whole lot of fun. You can adjust the game easily between all age groups. Grab these Minute to Win It game ideas for your kids to enjoy. In homeschooling, learning doesn’t have to fit in a box.

NBC's Minute to Win It Board Game

 

Wheel of Fortune

Spinning a Wheel of Fortune wheel is super fun. Even I like the act of probability. Make Wheel of Fortune all about learning with these Wheel of Fortune Middle School Math FREE Vocabulary game. You can use this game show activity with other subjects as well! All of these games are free and educational for Reading, the Civil War, make your own, and more.

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Jeopardy!

Grab any trivia questions you can find and make sure to emphasize the answer is provided in the form of a question. I like this idea because it truly takes some skill for kids to do. Check out how you can DIY a Jeopardy Board game for any subject at all.

If you need some help with obtaining trivia questions, then grab various topics here for Food/drink, Science, Video games, sports, and many more categories.

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Brain Games

My kids love how our brains can play tricks on us, and they love the Brain Games show. Puzzles are a fantastic way for kids to work their brain muscles. Whether the puzzles are to challenge logic or math skills, your kids will enjoy the exercise.

Check out these ten brain teaser apps for your homeschool students. Let your kids play together or see who can finish the challenge first.

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Here are a few other game show activities your family can play from home:

Rounding Whole Numbers Game Show PowerPoint Game –  Test Prep Review Game | Fun in 5th Grade

4th Grade Geometry Jeopardy Game Show | Games 4 Gains

Paired Reading Passages, Game Show, & Practice Test | Teaching Ideas for You

States of Matter Game Show: An Editable Powerpoint Game Show Gr. 1-2 | Keep ’em Thinking with Susan Morrow

Four Types of Sentences Game Show | Learning is Fun

Math Quiz Game Shows |Lakeshore Learning

Teaching Life Skills with a Game Show App for Kids | Class Tech Tips

Math and Reading Game Shows – 25 Jeopardy Style Games | A – PLUS Literature Guides

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My family has our favorite game shows that we have adapted for homeschool learning time. We don’t play them often but spread them out throughout the year. We all look forward to playing them, being silly and belly laughing while learning new things. Homeschooling with game shows will prove to be a hit with your homeschoolers.

Homeschooling with Game Shows.

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