Ed Tip: Activity Builders

Use these premade templates to build engaging and interactive practice and reinforcement activities for your students.

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Use these templates to create engaging reinforcement and practice activities for your students. The structure has been created for you, so all you need to do is add the academic content.


At AVID Open Access, we’ve created board game templates and interactive slideshow experiences. The Google Slides version of the game boards have virtual dice embedded for quick access during game play. Spaces are color-coded, so you can organize questions into categories if you wish. To use the boards, create a series of questions and answers that students must answer correctly to continue moving through the game. Students can complete this game-based challenge as a full class, in teams, or in pairs as desired.

The slideshow activities include images that are linked to slides within the presentation. To set up the activity, add questions, challenges, or tasks to each slide. Have students view the activity in presentation mode, so when they click an object, it takes them to the challenge.

The game board templates may be completed digitally or printed to complete offline. The slideshow activities must be played digitally to retain the interactive elements. If you find a Google version that you like, click the “Use Template” button to generate your own version that can be edited and shared as needed. You may also download a PowerPoint version if you are a Microsoft user.

Templates from AVID Open Access

Activity Builders

Add your own content to these premade templates to create engaging games and other interactive learning activities for your students. These formats are ideal for review and skill-building activities.

Pick a Duck thumbnail

Pick a Duck Activity

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Pick a Balloon Activity

Simple Board Game (Shorter)

Simple Board Game (Shorter)

Simple Board Game (Longer)

Simple Board Game (Longer)

Simple Board Game (Rectangles)

Simple Board Game (Rectangles)

Online Digital Tools to Use for Activity Builders

  • Blooket: create competitive review games
  • Boom Cards: create interactive flashcards with immediate feedback
  • Flippity (Tips): create scavenger hunts, crosswords, quiz shows, board games, and more
  • JeopardyLabs: build your own Jeopardy-style game
  • Kahoot!: answer multiple-choice questions, competing against other players and the clock
  • Quizizz: play quiz games live or assign individually
  • Quizlet: play Quizlet Live in teams or practice with flashcards and other review formats
  • Seesaw (Tips): search the activity library, create your own, and share with colleagues
  • Wisc-Online: build your own games using one of 20 different formats
  • Wordwall (Tips): make custom activities, like quizzes, matching activities, and more

Integration Ideas

These activities can be used to reinforce new content. Students can complete the activities as a whole group, in small groups, or independently. To take it one step further, you could even have students create the questions and develop the templates and games for other students to complete. You will likely want an answer key available for students to check their answers.

How Can I Learn More?

Explore AVID Open Access for more free templates, articles, tool tips, podcasts, and other great resources, including the related collection: Teach Remote Lessons and Assess Student Progress.