The Ultimate Classroom Review Game

Want to level up learning in your Science classroom? Today, on the blog, I am sharing a student-led review activity that my students LOVE: Tumbling Towers Review. This review game is so versatile and can be used in grades 4-12 for ANY subject area.  I first learned about this game from a colleague that shared it with me several years ago and I am sooooooooooo thankful that she did! It is AMAZING and the students really get into this game. It is truly the ultimate classroom review game!

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So how does it work? I’m glad you asked….

Step 1: Purchase a Tumbling Towers game for each student group

This game works best in groups of 3-4. I have 7 lab groups, so I purchased 7 Tumbling Tower games from Amazon. They were an investment up front, but has been COMPLETELY worth it since I’ve been using them for 14 years!

Step 2: Create review questions

Simply type a list of review questions with the answers in parenthesis at the end of the question (YES! Include the answers). Be sure to number the review questions. Print and staple the review questions to the inside of a file folder. Be sure to label the file folder so that you can use the questions from year to year.

Step 3: Print and cut question numbers

Print and cut numbers for each question in the review game. Place the numbers in a Ziploc bag and place one at each group’s station.

Step 4: Set Up the Game

For each group, set out a Tumbling Towers game, the file folder of review questions, and the bag of questions.


Step 5: Sit back and watch your students become SUPER engaged!

This really is one of the most engaging activities that I do with my students. They love the anticipation of pulling the blocks from the tower and BEG to play throughout the year! It’s the perfect way to review for a quiz, test or end of the year exam.

To grab my free TUMBLING TOWERS REVIEW GAME directions printable, click HERE!

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