I missed last week’s Monday Made It since my family was enjoying one last HURRAH of summer! We had a wonderful week along the South Carolina coast at my in-laws beach house…delightful sunshine, yummy local shrimp, and plenty of competitive card games since we don’t have cable TV! I actually packed a big stack of laminating and got it all cut one night.
Now I’m super excited to join 4th Grade Frolics today and share what I made when we got back!
Before our trip, I stopped in Walmart for a few last minute beach items and, of course, I took a stroll around the school supply aisles. I was disappointed they didn’t have those whimsical file folders & seasonal borders like last year. Do you remember all that cuteness for the unbelievably low prices? They had packs of generic teacher die-cuts marked $2.97. Not much of a deal in my opinion….BUT….hanging alongside the basic ones I spotted these novelty goodies…
Check out the price!!!
I knew immediately what I’d make!
Using clear Avery address labels, I typed upper & lower case letters and made a matching game! The clear labels worked perfectly on the bold tiger print die-cuts. To keep the ink from smearing on these slick labels, I’ve learned to change the settings from “plain paper” to “premium ink jet paper”. Works like a charm!
Next, I took the zebra printed die-cuts and made a fun counting game! Students will use my Wild Animal math manipulatives (from Lakeshore) and count the number on their zebra card.
My last project was with the foxes….destined to be a huge hit in the classroom! I typed up our sight word list so the kids can read what the fox says when they select a card! What a fun game to play and practice those sight words!
So for less than $5 I now have three new NOVELTY center activities for this school year!