Your classroom will be the cool classroom when you play around with some of these fun ways to use this GIANT Candy Land game!!
I don’t know if you’ve seen it yet, but quite honestly, I don’t know how you could have missed it…it’s huge!!!
To say I’m a little obsessed with giant versions of everyday games is an understatement.
So, let’s talk about some fun ways to use this GIANT Candy Land game for a hot second.
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What’s Included in GIANT Candy Land
- 1 Vinyl Gameboard (64”x64”)
- 1 Lollipop Spinner
- 16 Game Cards
- 1 Foam Crown
- No Game Pieces, but you can use almost anything as a game piece. I mean, this thing is huge! You could use stuffed animals. Realistically, the kids themselves can be the game pieces.
Ways to Use this GIANT Candy Land Game in the Classroom
Now that we know what it is and what’s included, let’s talk about some fun ways to use this GIANT Candy Land Game in the classroom.
#1 | Classroom Management – (for the whole group)
Hang the gameboard in the room and put a game piece on “start” Decide on a reward if the class can get to the finish. Then, anytime they show the behaviors you want to improve, get a compliment from another teacher, or have a great lunch without drama (whatever you want them to improve on), spin the spinner and move their game piece and follow the rules for the game.
#2 | Classroom Management (individual)
Give each student a game piece on the board and move it for individual behaviors that you are looking to improve, or spin the spinner and move their game piece so they can try to collect all of the neighborhoods.
If this is something you’re considering, a fun way to display the students ‘pieces’ is to take silly pictures of each student and then print and laminate them to move them around the board.
#3 | Whole group review
Hang up the game board and assign each group a game piece for the board. Then follow the steps below.
- Ask questions and have students work independently and write on a whiteboard what their answer is.
- Then have students discuss answers in their groups to come up with a final group answer.
- If correct, they can spin the spinner and follow the rules of the game. If incorrect, they stay where they are and try again on the next question.
#4 | Centers
Gather a set of task cards, U-KNOW cards, or any type of card with a question on it that also has an answer key.
Students set up the gameboard on the floor, and each student will need a whiteboard and markers or a recording sheet.
One person flips a question card, and everyone records their answers privately on their whiteboards.
Once everyone has their answer, someone from the groups checks the answer key.
If a student is correct, they spin the spinner and follow the rules of the game. If incorrect, they stay where they are and try again on the next question.
#5 | Full School Challenge
Use the GIANT Candy Land game board to display teacher markers for a full class challenge.
For example, if your school is doing a food drive, then pretend that each spot on the board is worth 5 items. Each day, as students bring in items, each teacher’s face will move around the board to see which class is in the lead.
You can also add special ‘spin’ spots to the board. When a class gets to a ‘spin’ spot, they get to spin the wheel for a class reward.
This type of setup will work for any school-wide event or competition, so keep it in mind when brainstorming.
Do you feel inspired by these fun ways to use this GIANT Candy Land Game?
I love all the ways that I can use this giant colorful game. Not only is it useful, but it’s also colorful and bright and just straight-up cheery, and I’m always happy to bring a little cheer into the school.