Gameboard Almost every lesson on the site includes a set of review questions.
These questions are divided up to match some of the different styles
of learning kids have. You can use the questions with any
review activity, or with the gameboards provided
How to Play
Give the students game pieces (from other games or just coins or
candy or whatnot). Place all pieces on start. Have each student roll
a die and move forward the number of spaces they roll. If they land
on a positive number, they move that many spaces forward too. If
they land on a negative number, they move that many spaces back.
When they land on a symbol, you ask them a question from the
matching question category in the lesson. (i.e. if they land on a
heart, ask an emotion question.) I don't penalize the students for
wrong answers, we just correct the misunderstanding. First one to
If I have a single child in class, I move a piece as well but the
child gets to answer all the questions. As you can see, this is
primarily a way to review the lesson with the students while they
think they are playing. It's also a way to make sure I explained the
concepts so the students could understand. Using different types of
questions helps the students who learn best by non-standard methods
of learning (e.g. through movement or emotion).
Older students may want rewards for getting the answer right. Rather
than give them an extra turn, I give them a token. Tokens can be
turned in for stickers, pencils etc at a rate you set.
Below is a description of the types of questions asked, so you can
create your own additional questions.
activity questions use spatial, musical, visual and kinesthetic
e.g. repeat the memory verse, fill in the blank, unscramble, recite
e.g. demonstrate an action, draw an element, sing a song, solve a
puzzle, locate an item on a map or picture
application questions force students to apply the lesson to their
e.g. how did the character feel?, what bothered you most?, how would you
Fact questions use memorization and logical-mathematical
e.g. how should we handle the same situation? When have you come across
this circumstance? what could the character have done instead?
Review questions use all types of intelligence to review major
points of the lesson, or discuss issues the lesson addresses
e.g. name 3 of the characters from the story. how many animals did Job
Another factor to consider is the ability of the child to process
information based on age and maturity. Younger children can memorize
facts, explain what happened and apply the lesson to their life.
Older children can study how the elements of the lesson interacted,
can put together elements from different lessons and reach
conclusions based on the lessons. Questions should be geared to
challenge the students to reach the highest level of learning
possible without overreaching their abilities. Of course, you may
have to adjust the questions to the level of the class you are
e.g. who was the parable directed toward? why do bad things happen to
For more information about using various learning styles and levels
of comprehension in class, see the
Teaching Tips page.