Fun and Games -
STINKY CHEESE GAME -
Cut triangles out of yellow construction paper. On 20 triangles write words, letters, numerals, shapes, or whatever skill you want to practice. On 5 triangles write “stinky cheese.” Put the triangles in a sack and pretend to shake it up. One child at a time takes the sack and pulls out a triangle. The child identifies the information on his cheese. If he chooses “stinky cheese,” he holds his nose and says, “Stinky cheese!” in a silly voice.
PINCH CARDS –
You can use 5” x 8” index cards or construction paper for this quick skill game. On one side of the card write letters, numerals, shapes, words, etc. Turn the card over and write the same thing on the back. When the teacher calls out a question, each child “pinches” the correct answer with her thumb and index finger. As the children hold up their cards, the teacher can quickly see who has the correct answer.
ZAP!This game format can be adapted to letters, names, numerals, words, or any skill you are working on. You will need jumbo craft sticks and a can or cup.
FROZEN PLACE VALUE -
Use an ice cube tray to reinforce place value. Put beans in the section on the left to represent “tens.” Beans in the right hand side represent “ones.”