A to Z: Free Smartboard Game for Your Classroom

I’d like to share with you a game that I designed for the Smartboard. I’ve played it with several classes over the past two years and it has always been a hit.

I got the idea of it from this electronic game that I saw in the toy store one day.

I have seen many different variations of this game over the years so I thought I’d take a stab at designing my own version of the game.

This is the play screen of the game. There is a timer at the top of the game and I usually set it to two minutes. When the time has counted down an alarm will sound.

This is what the topic screen looks like. There are 24 different topics to choose from.

By clicking on one of the question marks, a category appears. The top left corner show the category of “TV Shows”

You then go back to the play screen. I usually have the students play this game in pairs. That way, students aren’t as nervous and if they happen to draw a blank, they have somewhere there to help them out.

All they need to do to play is say the name of a TV show such as “M*A*S*H” and then touch the letter M. That letter tile will then disappear. The goal is to come up with an example that fits the category for every single letter of the alphabet.
For example,
S could be “Spongebob Squarepants” or “Star Trek”
F could be for “Flintstones” or “Fairly Odd Parents”
You do not need to call out the examples in alphabetical order. The goal is to clear the board in the 2 minutes of time allotted. Just make sure that the students call out the example clearly so you can judge their answers as you go along.

I couldn’t fit the letter “X” or “Z” on the gameboard but if a student has an example for those letters, they can always just write the letter down on the board for bonus points.

The great thing about this file is that you can change the categories to suit your school or needs, or you can just download it and play it as it is.

This game is a lot of fun. I hope you will enjoy playing it with your class.

Download A to Z: Smartboard game

Download The Game from Smart Exchange

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3 responses to “A to Z: Free Smartboard Game for Your Classroom”

  1. Did you post this to the Smart Exchange? I'm having trouble opening the compressed file, but I could definitley use this with my classes.

  2. Hi Amber,

    I don't know why you've had a problem downloading it. I just submitted it to Smart Exchange though (never thought about doing that previously. Thanks!)

    It is currently awaiting review from the site. I hope the admin will make it available soon. It was submitted under my name and "A to Z Game." I hope you will find it there soon.