Versus {A Fun, FREE Game for your Classroom}

Happy {Almost} Thanksgiving!!

It's Halle from Across the Hall in 2nd Grade!

Whether you're already on break or just getting through the rest of your short week, I have a fun, free game you can use in your class to fill a few extra minutes AND get to know your students.

The game is called Versus, and I've been playing it with my students since my student teaching experience 8 years ago!

The concept of the game is simple. You have your students stand in a group in the middle of your classroom, or designated area. Then you give them two topics, things. foods, etc to choose from. These are the versus.

For example, I say, "sweatpants vs. jeans" while I point to either side of my classroom. Students who prefer sweatpants go to the side I pointed to for sweatpants, and those who prefer jeans go to the jeans side.

I love this game because it takes no prep time, the students LOVE it, and it helps me get to know my students in an easy way.

You can play this game with any topic but I have provided a list of ideas below. Just click on the picture to download the list to keep handy in your classroom. There is a color and black and white version.

Enjoy this Thanksgiving with your family and friends. I hope you have so much to be thankful for! I know I do!



  1. Such a cute game! Easy to adapt for holidays, too!


  2. This is such a great idea, my class will love playing this!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I know there will be many difficulties and challenges but I am determined to do it. If it does not succeed then it will be a lesson for me as well


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