World Geography Game—Grades 5–8
Trip Around the World!
(Use T-85078 People of the World BOLDER BORDERS®)
Take a trip around the world…right in your own classroom! Cut a border strip into squares, and write world geography questions on the back of each square.
Pass a game-piece marker and a border “game strip” to each of four players. The first player rolls the die while the player to the right reads a geography question.
If answered correctly, the player moves his or her marker ahead the number of places shown on the die. The first player to reach the end of the border completes a “trip around the world”!
WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity
Sample PDF Activity
Weather Border Game—Grades 4–6
Rain or Shine
(Use T-85045 What’s the Weather? BOLDER BORDERS®)
Here’s a game students can play rain or shine! Cut a border strip into squares and write an interesting weather question on the back of each square.
Pass a game-piece marker and a border “game strip” to each of four players. The first player rolls the die while the player to the right reads a weather question.
If answered correctly, the player moves his or her marker ahead the number of places shown on the die. The first player to reach the end of the border earns the title of “Junior Meteorologist”!
Positive and Negative Number Line—Grades 4–6
Maple Math Number Line
(Use T-92130 Maple Leaf TERRIFIC TRIMMERS®)
Have some leafy learning fun! Counting from the left , mark the tenth maple leaf on the trimmer with a “0”. Then add positive numbers to 8 and negative numbers to –9. Cut another trimmer into cards and write a number sentence on each leaf, putting the answers on the back. Use the number line to count out the answers to the equations. Great for math practice any time!
Addition and Subtraction Number Line—Grades 1–3
Bite into Math
(Use T-92056 Red Apples TERRIFIC TRIMMERS®)
Challenge problem-solving skills with this tasty exercise. On the apples on one trimmer, write the numbers 1–18. Cut another trimmer strip into cards. Write addition and subtraction number sentences on each card, and place the answers on the back. Use the number line to count out the answers to the equations. A fun way to let students bite into math whenever they please!
Button Flowers Border Games—PreK–K
Button Flowers Dominoes
(Use T-85077 Button Flowers BOLDER BORDERS®)
Put a colorful twist on traditional dominoes! Cut 4 border strips into 7 cards with 2 flowers on each card, for a total of 28 cards. Give each of the two players 5 cards, and place the remaining cards face down in a pile. Turn the top card over and use it as the start card. Invite the first player to match one end of a flower card to one end of the start card. The next player plays a card from his or her hand, or draws a card if necessary. The first player to use up all of his or her flower cards wins!
Flower Power Patterns
(Use T-85077 Button Flowers
Learning is in bloom! Create colorful activity cards by cutting apart each flower and gluing various patterns on a sentence strip or border. Use the remaining cutouts to complete the flower patterns.
Flower Patch Match
(Use T-85077 Button Flowers
Let learning bloom with this brain-teasing activity. Cut one border strip into cards, making sure that you have two cards in each of the five flower colors. Turn the cards upside down, mix them up, and challenge your students to find the matches!