Minesweeper is a very popular game where players have to avoid exploding hidden bombs in the sea. Do the same in school and end your lessons with a bang !
Use this game as a plenary activity. This can be used for any subject and any year. E.g. MFL – translation of vocabulary Maths – answers to sums. History – dates, facts
I personally have used it for pupils to translate vocabulary covered in a topic, scaffolding questions, starting with single words and then building up to more complex sentences.
How to run the activity:
Split the class into two groups or more.
Teacher asks a question to each group.
Teacher selects by hands up (or miniwhiteboards, or team discussion).
Teacher selects a pupil to give the answer.
If the answer is correct – pupil can choose a mine.
If there’s a coin under the bomb - one point for your team
If there’s an explosion under the bomb - lose one point
If there’s a super bomb - the rubber duck of the evil clown - lose 2 points.
The team with the most points wins!!!
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Excellent resource, got this in a bundle. I was wondering how can I change it so the pupils don't know where the bombs are?
This is excellent - I am just wondering how we change it so the pupils do not always work out where the bombs are?
Dear IanWill, a new version of this game will be coming soon with more options. As you have downloaded the original, you will be able to download the new version totally free.
great resource<br />
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