Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Made It - Tigers, Zebras, Foxes - Oh My!

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! 

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  1. Glad to find you through Monday Made It today - I love how you created those games and particularly like What does the fox say?! I'm a new follower!
    Growing Little Learners

  2. So creative! I will have to remember that these die-cuts have lots of uses!

  3. Thanks! Yes, the diecuts are pretty versatile and so much cheaper than printing color copies at home!


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