sm back to school scattergories

My kids love playing Scattergories…but this little twist is a fun version, especially for smaller children and larger groups.  We are playing this version at our Back to School family night.

 How to Play!

Set the Timer…choose a time (we say 10-15 minutes because our kids are small) But for older children you could set it for less time. For pairs and older children, 3-5 minutes is fun…then they have to think fast!  Or work in pairs!  Pairs are super fun in this game.  So in 10 minutes you have to write down as many school words you can think of A-Z.  Ex. A…apple, B…Bus (but you want to choose unique ones…that other players might not think of)  When the time is up, each player shares what word they chose for each letter.  If no other player used their school themed word, they get a point!  No points for blank lines.  Add up the points and see who wins.

I love games that incorporate thinking and learning!  We love this one!  You can download my free printable below.

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  1. We love Scattergories at our house! This is such a fun printable – it would be great for teachers, too!

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