Bean Bags, Dart Board + Darts, Ball (soccer), Deck of Cards, Tape
Shuffle Board: Game
A bit of preparation is needed. A shuffle board type triangle must be taped to the floor with points as seen in the picture. Also a rectangle soccer goal must be taped to the wall with points as seen in another picture. The floor must also be taped into a square grid of equal proportion (This is because students will spin a bottle (Pin) on the floor to decide which game will be played. Each of the four quadrants on the floor represents which game to play from the board game.)
Students spin the bottle (pin) to decide which game to play. Depending on the amount of students, the teacher can allow all students from the spinning team to play the chosen game, or if there are not too many students, every student in the class can play. Students will get many chances to play these quick games and many points will be awarded.
Darts: Each student throws a dart at the dart board to try to earn points for their teams. I awarded 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10 points depending on where it hit, rather than 10,20,30,40…
Shuffle board: Each student throws a bean bags at the shuffle board on the floor. Students are awarded 2,5, 10 or 0 points depending on where the bag lands.
Soccer: Each student kicks a ball at the soccer goal to earn points. Depending on where the ball hits the wall students earn that amount of points. (There is no goalie)
Cards: The teacher has a poker card that students can not see. Each student will get 2 or 3 guesses to try to name the card. The teacher will help by saying higher or lower after each guess. If the card is guessed the student is awarded 25 points. Ex. The Card is a 8, Student guesses 4, Teacher responds with "HIGHER", Student guesses 10, Teacher responds with "LOWER", Student guesses 8. Winner. For young children I was allowing 3 guesses, which makes it a 50/50 pretty much, but for older classes, or larger classes 2 guesses might be best.
*For this game to make it more interesting, I also had special prizes depending on the amount of total points a team got throughout the class.
I awarded an extra money card for teams that earned over 100 points (easy) 2 extra money cards for teams that earned over 200 points, and candy, or ice-cream if a team could make it over 300 points (for next class).
*Other simple carnival type games can be substituted instead of these games. So