If your class is anything like mine, they love, love, love GoNoodle! Every time we bust it out on the big screen, the classroom is filled with excitement. Really, I can’t blame them. I love GoNoodle and I really believe that it is a positive way for my students take a break from all the work that we do, or to refocus them when we get off task.
As a whole class, we love choosing our new champ together once we have maxed the last one out. The only problem with this is that every student wants to be the one to pick the next Champ that we play. They all want a turn. They all want to be the one who chooses the next transmorgifing champion that fills our classroom with joy.
Here are a few ways that I have taken the GoNoodle Champ selection process and kicked it up a notch in my classroom.
Draw your Champ out of a Hat – Bingo Board
This Bingo board was created for my class to have up on the wall.
1.) I like to print off 2 copies of this bingo board. I print one colored and one black and white (both included in the download).
2.) Post the black and white one on your classroom wall.
3.) Cut up the colored one into individual characters and put it in a hat (or something similar).
4.) Whenever you need to choose a new champ, draw one out and glue it to the board. Then you can tell which ones have been played already with a quick glance at your bingo board.
Pick a Student to Choose your New Champ
Currently there are 25 GoNoodle champs available to play. I only have 16 students in my classroom.
Another way that I choose the next champ is by drawing a student name or number out of a hat. I have a popsicle stick system set up where I can draw names of my students that I use as well. This is so useful to help it to be fair between the students in the room. The only down side of this one is that you really need to keep track of who has picked their Champ already.
*Tip – Use the bingo board (that can be downloaded above) and ask students to write their name on the character that they have picked so that you remember who has already had a chance to pick one.
Play this FREE GoNoodle Champ Selecting Game – SMART or Interactive Board
If you are looking for something a little more interactive, I have also created this GoNoodle Champ picking game for your SMART board.
It’s super easy to play.
Each of the champs are hidden behind a set of cards. Choose a number or allow one of your students to choose a number. Once you select your number, the champ will be revealed and you can go on from there and play your new champ!
Have Your Students Take a Vote!
If you usually just have your students vote on their favorite Champ for GoNoodle, then I have wonderful news. I have created a quick Champ Voting sheet that will help take some of the pressure off when you vote for a new one.
If you would like to download these voting sheets and the voting graph, click on THIS LINK!
Do a Survey!
Have your class go around and survey other students in the room, or in the hallways. You can use the sheet below to create a survey to decide what order your champs will be picked!
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