Monday "Make and Take" Blend Toss

Hey, hey! Who's devastated happy it's Monday?  (I don't hear anyone cheering - me either...)

Well, you can be glad it's Make-and-Take Monday!  Woot, Woot!

Let's get right into it.  Today you're making a word blend game (but of course, feel free to switch the type of game to fit your student's level and age - I can see this being used for root words or even math facts)

You got 5 minutes?  Good - because that's all it's gonna take to put this center game together!


Bata-bing, bata-boom.  Done!

Now, all you need to do it place this set-up at a center with an eraser top for tossing.

Now, I know what you are thinking: "That eraser top is going to go everywhere BUT the cups!"  But, you'd be surprised.  I took several practice tosses and almost everytime it landed in a cup.  I was standing close.  You would certainly want to model exactly how to toss the eraser for the students.  We don't want any mini Derek Jeter's testing out their pitching skills!  Plus - by using an eraser, you will eliminate any rolling and extra noise that a marble or other ball might make.

Have students record any words that they make on a recording sheet and you've got yourself and word-work center!  

Happy Monday!






0 # Lori 2013-02-11 18:06
What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!
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0 # Michele 2013-02-12 22:31
Unique idea Rachael!!!! I think I will use it either for prefixes and suffixes or to list factors or math fact families! Many purposes and easy to implement!!! You are a genius!
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0 # Thursday 2013-02-14 17:23
Ooohhhhh thank you sooooo much Rachael! My homeschooler learns only with games at present and this has just so many applications. I think I will start with math fact families, as Michele suggests above. I don't have any paper cups, so will use plastic cups with removable labels.
Can't wait to try it!
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