Students and teachers LOVE the idea of an engaging, classic game that we all enjoy to practice skills. This quick weekend or evening project will give you a reusable center or reinforcement idea that is versatile and long lasting!
Dry erase Jenga (wood tower game) is the PERFECT way to engage students in practicing math facts, sight words, spelling words, and so much more! This way you can choose WHAT to practice and write it on the blocks. You don’t need to buy a bunch of different game sets to make for skills. Students also love writing on the blocks and making their own game.
A serious win-win for student engagement and fun centers.
Start with DRY ERASE PAINT and a Jenga set. The ones I used are below. I bought a generic Jenga (wooden tower game) from amazon to save some $$$.
The dry erase paint is so easy to use. Just quickly mix both and add Base A into Base B and mix. Then you are ready to go!
I painted all the sides of the Jenga pieces, but I would recommend just painting the long sides. That will be where you and your students write and wipe and it got messy trying to paint the small sides. Also, the paint didn’t stick well there, like it did on the sides.
After 1 coat:
After 2 coats:
I let mine dry for a complete 24 hours.
Then write and wipe and ENJOY!
My students are grades 1-2, so I wrote sight words and basic math facts on them. I am looking forward to adding states and capitals, and some text concepts. The possibilities are endless!
It works so well and kids love it!!