Fun Ways to Help Young Kids Learn to Answer Multiple Choice Questions

I'm starting to think about helping my kids become confident with the format of multiple choice questions before end of year district and state assessments.  Here are some ideas and materials that I'll be using.    
Ask questions in a multiple choice format during daily routines. Here's an example of a simple calendar question. Giving each student a strip of tagboard with a clothespin to pin on their  answer is an easy way to make sure every child participates.

Kids are much more fond of multiple choice questions when they associate them with class rewards! 

Get a small group active by putting letters on the corners of the rug and having kids walk to their answer for multiple choice questions.

During group lessons, pose a multiple choice question and have kids use sign language to show their answer.  So simple!  Here's the link to download: Sign Language for Multiple Choice Questions.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you find these ideas useful. If you have more ideas for helping kids prepare for multiple choice assessments, I'd love to hear about them!

:) Anne


  1. Great ideas Anne! I love the clothespin idea!

    Live Love Laugh and Teach!

  2. I love the student response cards with the clothespins! I'm pinning it and plan on using this idea soon. Thanks for sharing!
    Teacher Treasure Hunter

  3. Great ideas! I love the clothespin idea too!

  4. I love the multiple choice on the carpet idea. I actually did that once as an adult for a MOPS mixer, and all the gals loved it. How funny to think it works for kids, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

    BTW, I love your blog! I love how your ideas don't get lost amongst tons of product pushes. I'm your newest follower, Lucky # 50!


  5. Love your ideas for multiple choice! That is always hard for some students! I found you on the TpT forums. I am your newest follower!


    2nd Grade Pig Pen

  6. I LOVE the clothes pin idea and the carpet idea! Multiple choice can be so hard for kids! Great post! Found you through TpT...glad I did! :)
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  7. Thank you for the very helpful ideas! I am glad I found you through TpT.
    Forever A Teacher, Forever A Learner

  8. I like that you incorporated your daily routine activities into multiple choice practice. It's so important for the children to get used to this format early. Your Kinder-Passages Kindergarten Reading Passages looks great. You did a wonderful job creating simple sentences for the young ones to read.

    Zoom Zoom Classroom

  9. I love your ideas! Thank you for sharing.

    Owl About Us

  10. Hi Anne, Just found your cute blog through Mrs. Rios - I'm your newest follower!

    Science for Kids Blog

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