Saturday, 10 December 2011

Free downloads: Boggle board and target board

I put very simple Boggle and target boards on the whiteboard in my classroom for early finishers to use. I tried using a "busy folder" but I found that there was too much movement in the classroom and it was a massive waste of paper. Now the children have "busy copybooks" in which they can use the target/Boggle board to their hearts' content!

Here is the target board. Just download, print and laminate. Then write on it with a whiteboard marker and change the numbers each week.

Here are the letters and heading for the Boggle board if you want to download them. I printed the heading on coloured paper and printed, laminated and cut the letters. I put velcro squares on the letters so I can change them easily.

As you can see, my Boggle board is shamefully boring. I'm sure it could be made a lot more pretty so I'll leave it to your own creative devices to make it more aesthetically pl

Here is a fantastic sheet for the children to use (especially if they have a "busy folder" for early finishers) that I found on Create Teach Share. You could write your own letters onto this sheet and photocopy if you have an emergency substitute folder. 

Also, I've been nominated in the Best Teacher Blog category of the Edublog Awards 2011. If you read my blog and would like to vote for me, you can do so here. And if you REALLY like it, you can vote once a day! ;)


  1. Thank you for sharing these. I was wondering how to play the target game? I've never heard of it before.

  2. The target game is simple to play. You put a number in the dotted target box. Then write 9 numbers in the grid. The children have to write down as many ways as possible of finding the target number. You can only use a number on the grid once.

    I left this on the board for a full week. This was one of the early finishers' activities. (They had a "busy copy" on the table where they could do activities such as this.)