Education World explains that there are a lot of fun games for middle school students. Students are only limited by their imaginations. Students can create a family conversation journal, create a family newspaper, grow their own herbs, or create a virtual tour of their middle school or local community.
To create a family conversation journal, students need a journal and pen or pencil. The student begins by leaving a message, comment or question for the other family participant. They then write in turn. According to Education.com, a family journal is a great way to “discuss” difficult topics, and it helps to keep a conversation going.
To create a family newspaper, students examine newspapers to see the examples of articles, and then they create their own using family information. For example, students can include movie reviews of movies the family watched together, discuss highlights of a recent family trip or write an opinion piece about the benefits of having a pet.
To grow herbs, students need a pot, planting soil and various herb seeds. Students plant the seeds, water and nurture the growing plants, and then use the herbs for cooking.
To create a virtual tour of a middle school or community, students need access to the Internet and word-processing software. Students research and collect pictures and information pertaining to the school or community. Students compile the information in electronic form, and then post their findings online.