Dewey Decimal game in the library

Oh what fun we had learning about the Dewey Decimal Classification in the library on Thursday.

I created a grab bag with lots of objects to pull out (without peeking). Classes were divided in to pairs. One pulled out an object from my bag and between them they had to find a non-fiction book on the object.

One partner used the library OPAC and the other went straight  to the Dewey chart on the wall.

They were timed – (sort-of) to find a book and bring it to me.

Some of the objects were plastic soldiers, toy cars, bugs, animals of all sorts. The non-fiction books were well and truly being used and searched through.

The library was a busy, noisy, learning place but so much fun. I have even had requests to play the game at lunch times.