If you teach elementary school, you’ve got tissue boxes. Am I right? The incredible pace in which students can go through a box of tissues has always astounded and amazed me. It also always leaves me with empty boxes upon empty boxes. So, today I’m going to share how you can use that stack of empty tissue boxes to engage your students with my Tissue Box Toss It Game! This game can be used to review any skill in a easy, fun, hands on way.
All you’ll need are some tissue boxes, colorful paper, tape, and scissors.
I used 7 tissue boxes because that’s what I had on hand, but you can use more or less.
First, you’ll want to remove the plastic from each tissue box.
Next, you’ll want to cover the tops of each of your tissue boxes with colorful paper. I used a different color for each box because each color will be a different number of points. You could also wrap the entire box in paper, but a) I like being able to see the different patterns, and b) ain’t nobody got time for that.
Once you’ve covered each box, you can play around with how you’d like to arrange them.
Once you’ve figured out the arrangement you like the best, you can simply tape the boxes together. I found using balls of packing tape between the boxes worked best, and then I used strips of the packing tape on the outside and bottom to ensure they would stay together.
And that’s it, my friends! Your Tissue Box Toss It Game is complete!
How To Use Your Tissue Box Toss It Game
My favorite thing about this game is how engaging it is for students and how adaptable it is for teachers!
To play, simply ask your students review questions for any skill or topic. If they get the answer correct, they get to take a toss, and they earn points depending on which box they get their ball into.
If you have two teams, it can be a competition, or you could keep a tally and just see how many total points the class can get.
I like to use balls of scrap paper because it’s soft and won’t knock anything down. Plus, students love getting to ball up paper and throw it.
You can also write the point values write on the box, but I like to write them on a white board to I can change them up and make numbers bigger or smaller as I see fit. You could even let your students help pick the point values.
The possibilities are endless, but I assure you, your students will beg to review with Tissue Toss It!
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