Anyway, we all know kids will be kids and fuss and argue during most games. I dabble a few games in here and there...but they really make me want to pull my hair out. :) So I try to dabble a few games that they can do ON THEIR OWN...not competeing against someone else. Here is my Compound Word Match-Up Its a matching activity that they can do with a partner but they have their own set of cards.
Suggestion: Print a few sets of these cards on colored paper or colored cardstock. It dresses up the look of it without having to do anything fancy then laminate, cut and put in baggies. Print a few copies of the activity sheet and your station is ready for 3 or 4 kids to participate!
How the activity works: After the cards are cut out, the students match up the words to make compound words! Simple! Then (as the producable) the students will fill in the words they made on the activity sheet and turn it in! Should be around a 15-20 minute station. Extension: The students can turn the cards face down and play a memory game with them by trying to find a match for the word they turned over. (For example...they turn over "paper," now they try to find "clip." PAPERCLIP.)
So get to printing and enjoy! :)