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Title: "Mining for Coal" Game
Time: 1 class period
KERA Goals: 2.1
The students will learn that coal can be in a tunnel and it has to be mined

Background Information:

There is a tunnel under the (use school name) Hideout that is full of coal. Each player has to mine the tunnel and collect as much coal as possible. The first player to collect 50 tons wins.



  1. Have the student spin the spinner or roll the die and move that number of spaces. Follow the instructions on the space you land on. Keep track of the number of coins collected by each player on a piece of paper. For small children, you can use 5 plastic cups, each cup will hold 10 coins, the first child to fill the 5 cups is the winner.

  2. Continue moving around the board until someone collects 50 coins and wins.


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