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Chain Reaction

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Game Features

  • New twist on the classic Baskin Robbins reading game

  • Updated gameplay to engage more students at one time and work on additional skills

  • New fun, colorful graphics and sound effects to feel like a gameshow

  • 15 pre-made skill challenges that you can keep as is or change to your liking

How to Play

  • Count off each student and give them a number. Students with the same number are on a “team.” (NOTE: By default, I use the numbers 1 through 4, so in a class of about 24, that’s 6 students per team. However, depending on your class size and how many students you want per team, you can change this number. I recommend keeping the team numbers bigger so when the challenge comes up, more students are participating at one time, but how you play is ultimately up to you. Also note, students don’t physically get into teams, they can stay seated where they are. This number is more for their reference when the challenges come up.)

  • When the game starts, one by one, each student chooses to read one, two, or three boxes (played just like the original Baskin Robbins game).

  • The unlucky student who ends up reading the last box will have to do a challenge along with the other students on their team. Have those students stand up.

  • First, the student who read the last box spins a wheel to see what type of challenge their team will have to do: listening (purple), speaking (blue), or writing (green). If they’re lucky, and the wheel lands on orange, their team can skip the challenge for that round.

  • Once the wheel stops, the teacher will click the appropriate button to reveal the challenge. If the wheel lands on pink, the student can choose any of the three skill challenges to complete (but they can’t skip).

  • After the team completes the challenge, the game starts over on the box-reading slide with the student who read the last box going first.

  • The game is over once all 15 challenges are completed or time is up.

  • Further instructions on how to play and edit the game can be found in the notes section of each slide.


  • You can also play using the original Baskin Robbins game rules: Challenges are removed, students play individually, and the student who reads the last box is out. The game keeps going until one student is left and they are crowned the winner.

  • This can be played as a review game as well by turning the challenges into review questions.


No runtime information has been submitted yet for this number of students. If you have used it with your students and would like to share how long it took to play, please fill out the form on the last tab. It would be very much appreciated and would be a big help to other teachers like you! 

Questions & Feedback

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