Kids need fun at school. When teachers make learning exciting, students are more willing to participate and often find the lesson not only more fun, but also more memorable. So how can we make school more fun and interesting for students? Many lessons, especially when you’re introducing a new topic, involve a lecture. But you can’t expect young kids to stay engaged as they sit still listening to you talk. Breaking up your lesson adds excitement and keeps your students interested.Give an introduction, then try an activity. Go back to talking, then pull out another group exercise or get students out of their seats for a round of jumping jacks. Finish the class with a discussion. This way children are more likely to retain attention and enjoy school rather than dreading it Kids don’t get lots of choices in their daily routine, either at school or at home. Sometimes all they want is to have a say. When kids have the power to choose, it helps them become more engaged and buy into what happens next.
So another way to make learning fun is allowing the creativity within our bright children flourish by letting them pick the activity that goes along with your lesson or what homework assignment they will work on that night. Games are an another incredible way to add instant engagement to your lesson plan. They make learning more fun, from review time to memorization drills. Students will look forward to review days and other lessons if they know it’s game on. Helping children socialise and engage with their own peers not only makes them more confident but also sparks an interest in their day to day ordinary life. Thus Group activities breaks up the same routine, making your lesson much more enjoyable. When you allow students to work together, they retain information quicker and longer. Cooperation also helps develop critical thinking and communication skills. Most elementary school kids don’t like to sit still for very long. Your kids deserve a break, and so do you. It’s time to get up and get moving.
If you see your kids lagging, incorporate movement into your lesson or give them a brain break. These breaks are a great way to give your students a quick two minutes of downtime. Make sure you offer ample opportunities for movement. When they know a mini-break is on the horizon, your kids will look forward to them and enjoy your lessons more rather than finding it dull and drab. Teachers have used hands-on activities for a long time as a fun and engaging way to learn. An action-oriented assignment, like an arts and crafts project, is more meaningful to students and will likely be the lesson they remember most. This not only makes the lesson more fun but also promotes their creativity and their ability to attempt things outside the box. Who doesn’t have fond memories of their class field trips?
These treks outside the classroom are an ideal way for your students to connect to the outside world and engage with what they’re learning. From plays and museum exhibits to historical places, these and other field trips will be more memorable than a classroom lecture. This is another extremely important way of ensuring that kids actually love attending school and look forward to it. Once in a while every child deserves a break and have some fun. Since after all school is not just about learning but also about creating unforgettable memories that live on forever.