One of my favorite things to bring into libraries and classrooms are games.
We have board games, library games, online games, learning games, digital citizenship games and so much more! This was an important part of our library and something that everyone can bring to your students and community too.
And in November, we have the perfect week to bring games and gaming to our library.
On October 29 to November 4 we celebrate International Games Week!
International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.
To get us ready for International Games Week, I have brought together three awesome resources for all of us to use.
First, I created the Games For Your Library and Classroom Collection by Destiny.
This is filled with resources that you can use during this celebration and all throughout the year.
The second is this amazing Titlewave list of books and eResources for International Games Day our friends at Follett have put together for all of us.
You can get to it here.
And third, I have created a Padlet just for Games for the Library and Classroom.
I love the posts on our Future Ready Librarian Facebook Group about games in the library, especially when board games are shared.
With all of the posts and everyone trying to keep track of what is being shared, I created a Padlet tonight that we can collaborate on together.
Not only did I include Board Games, but I also included a column for Digital Citizenship Games, Library Games, Makerspace Games, Breakout EDU and Online Learning Games.
We can add more columns too...this is just a start.
I just started adding links to the Padlet. Please go to the Games for the Library and Classroom Padlet to share what your students love too.
And don't forget to ask your students what they would add too.
Have fun celebrating International Games Week. I can't wait to hear how you are going to celebrate too.