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  • doodles
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    • September 15, 2010, 09:11:32 am
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Scattergories Game
« on: April 07, 2011, 10:28:25 am »
I made this basic scattergories presentation to use with my middle school students. It was pretty successful, and because I had the students think of things individually (as opposed to teams), it didn't get too loud or rowdy :)
The rules are a bit difficult to explain, I know, but once I showed them the example slide, they all got it!


Re: Scattergories
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 02:49:39 pm »
Here's a describing people game I've played with my students fairly successfully.  Students must write the answers to the questions on the PPT, then share aloud with partners. 


  • kcjohn7
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    • January 03, 2011, 10:05:18 pm
    • Anseong
Re: Scattergories
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 03:02:06 pm »
I use it some when that class shows up you have nothing scheduled for, etc.  Usually works pretty well.  OP, I really like the topics you use - I'll steal some.

Here's the version I use.  It basically just adds the "random" letter generator and I have a handout for the categories.
Oh, and there is a typo in the ppt I haven't fixed.  There is a Q where W should be.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2011, 03:04:15 pm by kcjohn7 »


  • dash17
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    • August 05, 2011, 07:11:00 pm
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Re: Scattergories
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 08:46:01 am »
Thanks so much. My co-teacher loved this.

We revised the game for first-graders, attached.


Scattergories Game
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 08:31:44 pm »
Hey there everyone,

Here is my Scattergories game… I know it's been done countless times before, but I hadn't been able to find a 'definitive' version, so I tried to make it look nicer. I also included a 3 minute timer on the topic screens (just click the 'start' button to start the countdown), and you can click on the topics when you're checking their answers to reveal different amounts of points.

Instead of the 20-sided letter die, they just choose a number and then it will reveal the letter they have to use. They then choose a colour to get to the topics/timer. 
« Last Edit: December 07, 2012, 11:57:26 pm by hilarity ensues »


  • mystic951
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    • August 27, 2011, 01:44:06 pm
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Re: Scattergories Game
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 10:28:36 am »
This is a great, great post! I edited a few things in the PPT. Changes some of the font size since on my school computers the text will loop over to the next line. Broke up the instructions a bit at the start and added a bit of a tutorial with some examples. All the hyperlinks work, didn't change the body content. Thanks a ton for the great post!


Re: Scattergories Game
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2014, 08:20:57 am »
Hey there everyone,

Here is my Scattergories game… I know it's been done countless times before, but I hadn't been able to find a 'definitive' version, so I tried to make it look nicer. I also included a 3 minute timer on the topic screens (just click the 'start' button to start the countdown), and you can click on the topics when you're checking their answers to reveal different amounts of points.

Instead of the 20-sided letter die, they just choose a number and then it will reveal the letter they have to use. They then choose a color to get to the topics/timer.

Thank you so much for posting this! The design and order of things is great! Thanks for your effort. ;D


Re: Scattergories Game
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2014, 08:22:19 am »
This is a great, great post! I edited a few things in the PPT. Changes some of the font size since on my school computers the text will loop over to the next line. Broke up the instructions a bit at the start and added a bit of a tutorial with some examples. All the hyperlinks work, didn't change the body content. Thanks a ton for the great post!

Thanks for adding your edits. The visual example will be helpful for my students! :azn:


  • sammy1234
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    • April 11, 2011, 01:06:59 pm
    • Seoul, Korea
Re: Scattergories Game
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2014, 10:07:39 pm »
thank you so much for this game! it was a big hit for both my 2nd and 3rd year students. they loved it in every single class!


  • Blanche
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    • December 01, 2017, 12:39:29 pm
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Re: Scattergories Game
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2019, 04:09:05 pm »
Another Scattergories Game ppt! Happy Game Time!


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Re: Scattergories Game
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2019, 06:51:43 pm »
Cheers for that powerpoint Blanche. I am going to use it for my Year 1 students and see how they like it!
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Re: Scattergories Game
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2019, 09:49:07 am »
Does anyone have a google drive link to this PPT?
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Re: Scattergories Game
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2019, 11:47:47 am »
Another Scattergories Game ppt! Happy Game Time!

Thanks Blanche, I'll be trying this with my first graders tomorrow.
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