Bananagrams is perfect for the classroom because it doesn’t require a pencil, paper, or a game board . The only thing necessary for game play is the Bananagram letter tiles. In order to play, students draw a set number of tiles to use in creating their individual intersecting word grids. The first player to use all of their letter tiles wins. Because the game involves independent word creation and development, yet still includes a healthy dose of competition, Bananagrams is an appropriate and acceptable game for diverse classrooms.
The original game is available in 16 languages and is ideal for ages seven and older. My First Bananagrams uses lower case letters and digraphs, perfect for developing readers. And, to make a great thing even better, Bananagrams offers free game kits to eligible schools in the US and UK.