November 16, 2015

Thankful for Mind Boggling Monday (Quick Giveaway)

This is one of those weeks, you know the kind... the week before the holiday week. Students' excitement is rising in anticipation of the holiday break, and we have a GREAT break- FOUR whole school days! Yee haw! Don't get me wrong... I LOVE my kids and I LOVE teaching, but this old teacher is ready for a few days to herself, days without lessons, grading papers, and even thinking about teacher related STUFF!

Fun, engaging word games and activities can help tamper student excitement and keep them focused and learning! Here's a holiday related boggle board to share with your students. Just download the image and project it for all to see.

Not sure how to play Boggle? Click HERE for the original game rules.

Need a Boggle board that you can edit yourself? Click HERE for a free editable board.

Want a blank boggle board template for your students to use with classroom boggle? Click HERE.

How about a variety of editable boards to change with the seasons? Click HERE for a bundle of fifteen.

Another fun, engaging word activity to help your students focus during the excitement of the holidays is mystery pictures. Based on the concept of the 100 board, students can practice identifying parts of speech or other grammar skills while "coloring a picture," typically a relaxing, recreational activity. There are over 50 mystery pictures available in my TpT Store, many of them holiday related, the newest a bundle of three Thanksgiving Mystery Pictures that help your intermediate and middle schoolers practice identifying parts of speech, a rather drab and ho hum activity turned fun with these hidden pictures.

Set Three Thanksgiving Mystery Pictures
Each of the three mystery pictures in the bundle is available separately in my TpT Store as well, but by purchasing the bundle you save money... it's like getting one of the pictures FREE!

Speaking of FREE, would you like to own this bundle without having to purchase it? Leave a comment below with your favorite way to deal with student excitement before a break, and I will select one commenter at random on Thursday evening, Nov. 19th sometime after 6:00pm EST to receive the bundle. Be sure to leave your email address in your comment if you are a no-reply blogger.

Mind Boggling Monday will take a break next week and return on Nov. 30, 2015.
Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. When my students are bursting with excitement, we'll read a fun book on the rug; ABC aerobics; play a math game,...

  2. When my students are excited, we sing educational songs with movement and play games with movement. They love it1 :)

  3. Students do brain break activities, usually with GoNoodle, play games (center activities), or draw.


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