This wonderful resource contains instructions for seven games that teach students about the environment, ecosystems, and sustainability through play.
Many of the games are suitable for students in any grade level.
Many of the games can be played with very large groups.
Teachers may want to establish norms for discourse and play before beginning the games.
Teachers should check the materials needed beforehand.
Teachers should play one round while explaining the directions and then another round once everyone knows the game's rules. Repeated rounds of the game will help English language learners and students who benefit from repeated directions.
Bat and Moth, Migration Hopscotch, and Owls, Mice, Shrubs would be great games to use for review after an elementary science lesson on biology topics. Teachers could deliver the lesson, have the students play the game, and then ask the students to discuss how the game relates to the lesson.
Social studies classes or advisory groups could use the games Common Good, Social Hierarchy, and Generations to start conversations about climate justice, the environment, or structural inequalities.