Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to review vocabulary with your 5th Grade students? Check out BalloonPop™!
BalloonPop™ is a no-prep digital review game. Students answer multiple choice questions and pop a balloon when they answer correctly. The game can be single player, multiplayer, or even used by teams!
BalloonPop™ is a fun way to review skills using a device. The games are compatible with computers, tablets, laptops, and even phones. The PowerPoint™ games only work on a device with a mouse or trackpad, but the Google Slides™ games work on any device in Google Slides™.
The games are aligned to the Common Core Standards for 5th Grade. The question categories include:
Context Clues (homophones & relating words to their synonyms & antonyms)
Figurative Language (Idioms, Similes & Metaphors, Adages & Proverbs)
There are 20 questions for each category. They are split between the two PowerPoint games.
This resource is Set 1, which has different questions than Set 2.
What is included in this resource?
This resource includes:
2 thirty question PowerPoint™ games
4 fifteen question Google Slides™ games
Answer keys for the 15 question games
Directions for Google™ Classroom and PowerPoint™
How do the games work?
BalloonPop™ is self-correcting and self-paced. As students play, they are returned to the question to try again after an incorrect answer. After a correct answer, students can select a balloon and “pop” it to earn points in PowerPoint™. In Google Slides™, they are rewarded with a gif of a popping balloon.
The PowerPoint™ questions were also used to make the Google Slides™ games. The questions were divided into two 15 question games so students could complete a game during center time, morning work, early finisher activity, or even for homework. The games can be used both in the classroom or at home for online learning.
With two game sets included (each set includes 1 PowerPoint™ and 2 Google Slides™), teachers have a lot of options and flexibility for using the games with their students.
Which Devices are Compatible with BalloonPop™?
BalloonPop™ is compatible with PCs and Macs, as well as tablets and smartphones.
However, the PowerPoint™ animated games must be played in PowerPoint™ with either a mouse or trackpad. It does work with the free PowerPoint™ app.
The Google™ Slides games can be played on PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, tablets, iPads™, or smartphones in Google slides.
How does BalloonPop™ compare to your Test Prep games?
These BalloonPop™ games use the same questions that are in the Vocabulary Kerplunk Test Prep games. We will keep the cost of the BalloonPop™ games low so that teachers who previously purchased the Test Prep games can purchase the activities in a digital and distance-learning friendly at an affordable price.
What are people saying about BalloonPop™?
“It is so fun. You have to answer a question correctly., but then you get to pop a balloon!” Elise A., 3rd grade student
“BalloonPop is entertaining and educational! My son, who is school-avoidant, could not get enough of the educational game and kept wanting to go back and play more.” – Rena C., parent
What BalloonPop™ Games are Available to Purchase?
Currently, BalloonPop™ is available for:
3rd Grade Grammar and Spelling
4th Grade Grammar and Spelling
5th Grade Grammar and Spelling
6th Grade Grammar and Spelling
5th Grade Math Year-Long Bundle
More BalloonPop™ games are coming soon, including Vocabulary for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades and 2nd Grade Phonics Review.