Saturday, April 2

{Scoot Activity}

This is a very popular activity, so I'm sure that many of you have used or seen it. But I really wanted to post it because of how wonderful it is! My students LOVE it and after you do it once, it is a quick easy way to review in ANY content area!

This week we are studying place value in the hundreds place, so I whipped up a version of scoot for review before our test.

All you need to do is cut this sheet up and put one square on each desk.
place value scoot

Each student will get one of these sheets.

When they get to a desk they match the number on the paper to number on their own paper. I use a timer to countdown 30 seconds at each desk (time depends on the difficulty of the problems.) At the end of the 30 seconds we say "3,2,1 SCOOT!" This cues the students to move to the next desk and repeat the process. The first time you play you will want to practice just the scooting part without doing any problems first. They tend to take the problems with them and leave their pencils and such, haha. After you play once, they have the hang of it and it's such a simple process!

I use this game at least once a week. Most recently for sentence editing practice, homophones practice, and compound words.

Try this activity. I'm sure you'll love it!



  1. I have never heard of this and I love it!

  2. I love using's soooo much fun!

  3. I have never heard of this one either... LOVE IT... I love that they are up and moving!


  4. Loved your blog. Beautiful layout and wonderful activities. I liked it and come back more often.


  5. Hilarious!!! This is is a little high for my kinders ;) but I'm totally going to use this idea with another concept. I already tell my kids "Scoot your boot" when I want them to move back so they'll think this is great. Thanks for sharing!

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

  6. Love it!! Thanks for posting. I'm a teacher in SA, too! Wondering what district you work for. I'm in neisd.

  7. This is such a cute idea! My son is entering 2nd grade in a couple of weeks and I look forward to reading more great ideas here!

  8. Oh, I LOVE this! Totally going to adapt it for my firsties for next week. We're struggling (more than) a little bit with addition and this would be a really fun review and practice! Thank you!!!

  9. Thanks for sharing this. I stumbled upon your blog somehow even though I teach 8th grade. I've used this in my Pre-Algebra class 3 times since I read this post about a month ago. My kids love it, work hard, and stay on task for 25-30 minutes with ease! Currently working on a fourth version for tomorrow!

  10. This is an amazing idea that can be adapted for so many grade levels and topics!!! I teach a special needs class and my kids need LOTS of movement!!! This is perfect :) We go back to school on Wednesday, and I think we'll be scooting :)

  11. Weird question, but what font did you use on your Scoot activity? I LOVE the way it looks..super super cute!

  12. I think I'll try this in my Spanish class!

  13. So I know this is an old post but I LOVE it... thanks for the awesome game, I can't wait to try it with my third graders. I pinned it and I am your newest follower. Stop on over my blog if you get the chance,
    Kickin' It With Class

  14. I know this is old but can you explain what you mean on the cards that say 'wht is the value of 704' etc? I'm used to asking what the value of a digit in a number is but not the value of the whole number. thanks