This game idea came from another teacher and she got it from another teacher. I tried to Google it to see where it came from. There were so many different versions and none of them looked like this one. If you know the creator of this version let me know so that I can give that person credit.
To play this game write a bunch of questions for whatever subject is being taught. Tape all of the ZAP cards up on the board. Divide the students into 4 or 5 teams, depending on how many students there are. Ask the first team a question. If they get it right they give their team one point. Then they have to choose one of the ZAP cards. They have to do whatever the card tells them to do. If they get a ZAP that means the have to take away all the points. If the card is blank, nothing changes.
This game is fun because the teams never know if they are going to win, or get ZAPPED. The points are always changing.
Here are the printouts for the game. Just click on the picture to make it large. Then right click and save it into your photos, or copy and paste it into your printing program. Be sure to size it to a full sheet of paper. I print mine out on colored cardstock and then laminate it so that it will last.
Print out 3 copies of the following page.
Print one of each of the following pages on the opposite side of the Zap page above. When you cut out the pieces it should say Zap on one side, and the instructions on the opposite side.
I hope that you have a lot of fun with the game. Please let me know how your game went. I always love hearing from you.
Here is a Thanksgiving version that I did. I just used the same game but I divided the teams up into the Gobblers, Indians and Pilgrims. Here are the printouts for these.
I cut up the names and had each student pull the name of the team that they would be on. We had a blast!