Distance learning has taken a toll on everyone. Teachers miss teaching their students in person. Students are tired of sitting in front of computers all day while their teachers lecture. Everyone is missing the fun that comes with in-person learning.
Before distance learning became widespread, a lot of teachers did Fun Friday activities. These types of activities can be adapted so they work in the distance learning environment. They add more enjoyment to the school week and give students something to look forward to. Let’s check out five different Fun Friday activities that you can do with your students during distance learning.
A lot of students love trivia. Older students especially love the competition that comes with playing against their peers. If you want to, you can do trivia on the subject you are teaching, but students love trivia even more when it is on things that they think are fun. You can do things like pop culture, food, music, etc.
Charades is more fun for the younger students. Think elementary school. It is super easy to set up. During your video call, private message one student their virtual charades card and then have them act it out. The other students can take turns guessing. Once the card has been guessed correctly, you can message another student a virtual card.
Virtual Jigsaw Puzzles
There are a lot of different options for virtual jigsaw puzzles. You can find ones that are appropriate for all of your students’ ages and abilities. Find the one that will work for your class and send the link out in your Google or Zoom meet. Your students can complete the puzzle together.
Two Truths and A Lie
If you are looking for something silly, playful, and creative, you can have your students play two truths and a lie. Have each student take a turn telling two truths and one lie. The other students guess, and you can mark down who gets it right. The person with the most correct guesses wins.
Silly Outfit Day
We all know students love being silly and goofy. Host a silly outfit day on a Friday and encourage all of your students to dress up. Students can vote on the best costume.
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