1-2-3 Do Some Fall Games With Me
Since the apple and pumpkin shape games, as well as the apple and pumpkin number games, were such a huge hit, I decided to design some for the rest of the popular fall themes. There are sets for leaves, spiders, bats, owls and turkeys. If I've missed a theme that you do, and would like games for, simply shoot me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll see what I can do.
Number words were always part of my word wall. I found that the more contact my students had with these words, the easier it became for them to automatically recognize and read them. Playing word games made learning them interesting and fun. To make the games, print off the cards, laminate them and then trim.
Students clip a clothespin to the number that matches the number word on the themed-card. So that students can self-check, put an X on the back of the card in the location of the correct answer. I kept clothespins in a tub and games in their own separate Baggy.
There's a blank set of cards for each theme, so that you can program higher numbers, or use for whatever. Click on the link to view/download the Fall Themed Number Word Clothespin Games.
To go along with the apple and pumpkin shape games, I also made 5 more fall-themed shape matching games. They too include the above sets: leaves, spiders, bats, owls and turkeys.
Run off the shape template on a variety of colors of construction paper; laminate and trim. Students place the colored shape tile onto the matching shape on the themed card. The shapes on the cards also include the shape word, to help reinforce word recognition as well.
I've included a blank set of cards with these sets too, so that you can program them with more shapes or whatever. Click on the link to view/download the Fall Shape Matching Game packet.
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1-2-3 Come Do Some Leaf Activities With Me
I enjoy making simple booklets that cover a variety of standards, so teachers have an instant math center. You can print and laminate the Leaf Count booklet and leaf tiles (there are 4 sets to choose from) and then keep the manipulatives and booklet in a manilla envelope. Children can complete the booklet using the tiles. Students can also use the leaf tiles to count, sort and pattern with. These are nice activities when children complete other work and are asking: "What do I do now?"
If you're looking for a whole group activity, run off copies of the booklet for each student. They can make leaves by using a Q-tip, mini-bingo dauber, leaf stamp, leaf stickers, cut up leaf tiles, or their finger prints, pressed onto a fall-colored stamp pad. When everyone has completed their leaf counting booklet, read it as a whole group and then send home to reinforce the lessons. I know that quite a few teachers are looking for fun, yet relevant homework to send, and this booklet is perfect for that too. Click on the link to view/download the Leaf Counting booklet.
For more fall number practice, I've designed a worksheet packet with a leaf theme. Children practice tracing and writing numbers as they count from 1 to 120 and skip count by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's. I've also included "What's Missing?" worksheets where students fill in whatever number is missing. Click on the link to view/download the Leaf Number packet. These are also great for homework, or a sub-folder.
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1-2-3 Come Play Some Leaf Games With Me!
You can make all sorts of number games and math centers with these leaf cards. Print, laminate and trim. There are 2 sets of cards: the bear with a leaf, as well as the yellow maple leaf. Students can play independently or with a partner. Children can match number cards to number word cards, or mix and match the sets and match numbers to numbers etc.
Besides the Memory Match games, toss a set of cards in a basket and have children choose one to play I Have; Who Has? "I have the number one card; who has the matching number one word card?" Add the "Kaboom" bomb cards, to make the game even more fun. There are many more games and ideas listed in the 3-page tip-list that's included in the packet.
I've also included mini-leaf tiles. so students can choose a numbered leaf card and count out that many leaves. They can sort odd & even numbers onto a leaf math mat, (included) or use the leaf math symbol cards to make addition and subtraction equations, or show greater and less than.
If you'd like your students to sequence and collate the cards into their own itty bitty booklet, run off the cards plus the cover master. Click on the link to view/download the Leaf Math Game packet.
For more leaf game fun, you can prit off a set of alphabet leaf cards. There's a set of separate uppercase and lowercase letter cards too, as well as a blank set for you to program with whatever. A "What Else Can I Do With the Cards?" is a list of other ideas and games you can play with the alphabet leaf cards. Click on the link to view/download the Alphabet Leaf Cards
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1-2-3 Come Study Shapes and Graphs With Me
Because I incorporated shapes into a themed picture, you are able to cover several standards, while students practice their graphing skills. Besides the 4 seasonal graphs, there are answer keys included, so you have a sample to show students. Point to the various shapes on the sample, and have children identify them.
Use the discussion questions, to help kiddo's further understand data collection and analysis. I tried to think of a variety of themed-shapes for fall, so there's an apple graph, a pumpkin graph, a leaf graph and a spider graph.
I design quite a bit from teacher requests, so if there's a theme you study in the fall, that you'd like a graph for, simply shoot me an e-mail and I'll see what I can whip together. email@example.com
Click on the link to view/download the Shapely Fall Graphs packet.
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1-2-3 Come Practice Letter Recognition With Me!
The more you emmerse your kiddo's with letter activities, the more likely the light bulb of understanding will easily come on. Although important, trace and write worksheets, can become tedious and boring after awhile. (skill-drill & kill) It's important to give little learners a variety of hands-on activities.
I try to think up ideas that involve some sort of crafty aspect. Children LOVE these; they provide fine motor skill practice, and completed projects make great bulletin boards and wall displays, that help build a child's self-esteem. I call today's quick and easy letter "craftivity" Search & Find. I strived to do at least one activity a month that recycled something, so using old newspapers to trace on, fit the bill and the results look terrific. These are wonderful for a seasonal Daily 5 activity too!
Here's what to do:
Students find and circle the upper and lowercase letters that the shape starts with. i.e. If a child chooses an apple, they will search for Aa’s. I tried to think up themed-shapes for fall, and added a football, to help excite the boys in your class. To make this a bit more difficult for older students, have them search and circle all of the letters that are in the WORD and then tally or total, how many of each letter they found.
When they are done, students color their newsprint craftivity, with a watercolor marker or highlighter, so that the newsprint still shows through.
Students glue their work to the matching worksheet and fill in the data. Older students can use the greater, less than, or equals symbol, to show THEIR answer, to the correct answer.
When everyone is done, you can graph how many of each beginning letter, that your class found, counting by 10’s. Write each child’s amount on the board and show the addition, one step at a time, to get to a grand total.
Before graphing, have students predict which letter they think they will find the most of, and why. Click on the link to view/download the Search & Find Alphabet Craftivity packet. For more Alphabet FREEBIES, click on the link, to pop on over to that section of my site. Enjoy!
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1-2-3 Come Make Some Autumn Activities With Me!
Since the apple puzzles and flip-to-find puzzle-booklets, were such a huge hit, I decided to make them for each season and major theme. I just finished 12 fall puzzles and have included leaves, spiders, owls, scarecrows, pumpkins and Halloween in the pictures.
As with the apple puzzles, there is a set using numbers 1-10, as well as a skip count by 10's set. I design every day and welcome suggestions, so if there's a fall theme I've missed, that you'd like a puzzle for, shoot me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll whip something together.
The puzzles are a quick, easy and fun way to get your kiddo’s sequencing numbers. One of my Y5 report card standards, was to be able to put a puzzle together, so these are especially beneficial.
Print off the puzzles on construction paper, or card stock, laminate and trim. Keep each puzzle in its own Ziplock Baggie. Pass them out to your students and set a timer. See who can complete their puzzle the fastest. When they are done with one, they may exchange theirs, with another student, who has a different puzzle.
You can use these each year, or skip the lamination and give each child a puzzle to take home. They can cut their own strips, mess them up and put them together.
Another thing you can do with the puzzles is make a puzzle flip book. I used 3 puzzles for the booklet in the photo. Print the puzzles, and cut into strips. Alternate the 3 different puzzles, so that when you make your flip book, the puzzle picture is now all jumbled.
Glue just the number portion to the top of the 1-10 or count by 10’s puzzle template, gluing all of the #1 strips, onto the #1 square, the 2's onto the 2 square etc. Children decide on a puzzle to "flip and find" and then flip the puzzle strips up 'til they find a match. Click on the link to view/download the Fall Number Strip Puzzles.
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