Updated Jenga Memory Work Review Game

During homeschool planning this week, I updated my original Jenga Memory Review Game to be more flexible.  It’s been one of my most popular blog posts, bur the game doesn’t always work the way I had set it up before.  It’ll now work for memory review, no matter how many weeks we are into the new grammar.  I labeled the grammar subjects (evenly divided) directly on all of the Jenga blocks with a sharpie.  I included our scripture memory work, so each subject got 6-7 blocks.  Then, I labeled weeks on the back of the blocks evenly distributed for all of the subjects.  This averaged out to about 4 weeks labeled on each block.  Hopefully the pictures below will show what I’m (not doing a very good job of) explaining.

We play the game like normal Jenga, except that each player also recites the corresponding memory work on the block they choose.  We can use the game with only the subjects for earlier weeks’ review, or we can chose to use one of the weeks on the back of the block too.  I may have the player choose, or just choose myself.  Or I suppose the player could recite all of the memory work weeks on the block.  And if a block has weeks on it we haven’t gotten to, we can pick another week.  It’s not  full-proof, but I feel like this update gives us more flexibility.


  • September 1, 2015 - 12:41 pm

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  • March 28, 2017 - 12:56 am

    Erica - Our kids love playing Jenga! I ended up writing one subject and a “-1”, “-2”, “-3” etc (up to -6) with the subject so we are always focusing on our last 6 weeks of memory work. It also makes them do a little math as they think about what week it is, and subtract what is on their Jenga piece. So if we are on week 19 and they pulled History -4, I would ask them for History week 15! It’s been working great!ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2017 - 3:49 pm

    Melissa - I made a Jenga review game but did it to cover one week of every 6-Week cycle. For example, I did Geography week 1, 7, 13, or 19 so no matter what 6-week period we are in, at least one of those weeks will be on each block.ReplyCancel

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