Yahtzy: An Easy Way to Learn & Have Fun + a Freebie!

Are you looking for easy ways to increase engagement in math and grammar?  Yahtzy games are the BEST!  They are easy to learn and play, and require few supplies.  Yahtzy also has differentiation built into the game!  Players that need more time can take it, or players can play as a team or ask other players for help.
Yahtzy: An Easy Way to Learn & Have Fun - Are you looking for a way to keep students engaged in math or language arts? Yahtzy games are easy to set up and use!  A freebie is included in the post.

Increase Student Engagement with Games

love Yahtzy.  In my house it was a super competitive game.  My youngest sister had to body block the rest of us so we wouldn't scoop up the dice before she had them counted.  (Clearly being the youngest had some drawbacks...)

Yahtzy: An Easy Way to Learn & Have Fun - Are you looking for a way to keep students engaged in math or language arts? Yahtzy games are easy to set up and use!  Freebie included in post.

That being said, student engagement increases when the activity is fun!  And Yahtzy is fun.  Turns are fast - three rolls and your turn is over.  Change up your location to increase engagement - sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery.

Supplies to Make a Classroom Yahtzy

For the classroom, I created Yahtzy games that can be played anywhere!  I bought wastebaskets and foam dice at the local dollar store, and then just printed the dice templates and score cards.  Why did I get foam dice?  I built the paper dice around them.  It is totally worth the extra money, because the dice have some weight. They are easier to take outside and are protected from blowing away or getting crushed.  (You could also use packing tape to seal the dice, but I didn't go that far.)

The garbage cans make great shakers!  Easy to shake the dice and toss.  If you are really ambitious, you can use a cutting machine to add Yahtzy to the cans.  As it is the end of the year, I am more worried about simply surviving.  Beauty can come later.

If you have hula hoops, use them to mark off the playing field.  This helps keep students in one place;)

Yahtzy: An Easy Way to Learn & Have Fun - Are you looking for a way to keep students engaged in math or language arts? Yahtzy games are easy to set up and use!  A freebie is included in the post.

I really love Yahtzy, and I want you to love Yahtzy, too.  Place Value Yahtzy is available free in my TPT store.  Students use critical thinking to determine how to make the largest numbers with their dice.  It is best for 3rd and 4th grades, but it could be played in 5th as well.

I have a few Yahtzy games for grades 3 - 6, including Decimal Yahtzy, Adding FractionsOrder of Operations, Exponents, and Grammar Yahtzy.

I hope your students find Yahtzy easy and fun! I would love to hear whether or not they liked playing the game.  Do your students have a favorite game to play?

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