Hi blogger friends! So we we have been creating games for our students and have them listed in our TpT store. The cards that come with our games can be used interchangeably with the exception of the "special" cards that relate to the game's specific theme. Some of our games include a space on the game board for cards, and for the other games we like to use plastic cups, pails, and plastic bowls as containers for our students to draw their cards out of. They can grab a card and either place it back in the container, or not (completely up to you). Our first graders like to put them back in the containers, especially the cards that allow them to move ahead 2 spaces, hoping that they'll grab that card again! Well, we've been doing some shopping lately looking for some containers for these cards, and have found some great deals.
The red and white tumblers and green and blue bowls came as 4 packs for $1 from Target's dollar spot. So that's 12 containers for $4! The pink and green pails were just too cute to pass up and they were at IKEA in the pottery/plant department and they came in sets of 3 for $2.99, not too bad either. And here is an example of what our newest game cards look like in one of the bowls:
The cards in this bowl haven't been laminated yet (wish I had one at home) but they will be as soon as I head back to school. We like to laminate the entire sheet, and then cut with our large paper cutter. This makes it a lot easier than cutting first and then laminating. We will soon be posting about our newest unit that contains game cards that have beginning of the year sound, letter, number, and basic addition skills we want our first graders to master. If you are looking for game cards that contain more addition, subtraction, and sight words we've also added a set to our TpT store as well. These cards have similar equations and sight words that come with our Race Car Math Games, but are in a large and small format. These cards can be used with any of our games as well! You can find the cards HERE if you are interested!
Here are the games we have created so far:
And below is a picture of a little freebie that we'd like to share with you all, because we are so thankful for our followers. JUST CLICK HERE for the hall passes that we've created for our students to place on their desks when they are either in the bathroom or at the office. Simply cut on the fine dotted line, fold on the fine straight lines, and these should look similar to a tent that could easily stand. Laminate before cutting and folding for extra durability.