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Storming the Castle

Great for a review day or when you have an urge to destroy things! Also popular with kids who want to try Angry Birds in real life, minus the pigs.

Divide your students into small groups, and give each group a fair number of Jenga blocks (or other building blocks, if you have them). Give the class two to three minutes to build castles or other structures out of their blocks.

When everyone’s castle is ready, students take turns answering a review question. Students with correct answers are given a ball (a foam ball the size of a baseball should do), which they can use to throw at another team’s castle. The team with the last castle standing (or mostly standing, depending on your students’ aim) is the winner!

If you want to go all out, you can bring in something to represent the pigs, and make this a real Angry Birds game – the last team to have a surviving pig is the winner.