Homemade educational games

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  1. teacherchick

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    I have a very unmotivated and behaviorally challenged 1st grader and he is in my resource room all day. I am looking tomake some learning games/centers for him that would be fun and go along with first grade curriculum ideas. HAs anyone made any centers, file folder games or math and reading games they could share??? I need alot of ideas. I can not afford to buy the games or I would.. I have to make them.

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    You can make matching games out of egg cartons. Glue a numeral on the bottom of each egg partition. Give him addition or subtraction problems that go with the answers on the partitions on small pieces of paper and have him drop them into the parts where they match.
     
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    http://www.fastq.com/~jbpratt/education/theme/filefolders.html

    At this site you will find 38 file folder games.
    www.enchantedlearning.com in search put file folder games

    www.preschoolprintables.com

    http://www.ourschoolfamily.com/Literacy Props.htm

    http://www.littlegiraffes.com/storyprops1.html

    http://www.state.ar.us/childcare/coloring.html
    http://www.childcareland.com/filefoldergames.html
    http://www.education.com/common/res...h/971006km.html
    http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec...ard/Matrix.html
    http://www.nuttinbutkids.com/filefolder.htm
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/filefoldergames/
    http://kootweb.com/games.html
    http://home.att.net/~bandcparker/games.html
    http://www.preschoolprintables.com/...ilefolder.shtml
    http://www.teachingheart.net/primar...rtimesaver.html
    http://daycare.about.com/cs/printablegames/index.htm
    http://www.webeans.net/hutt/ffgames.htm
    http://208.183.128.3/tutorials/gameboard.htm

    www.teachersdesk.org
    It is designed for grades 5/6 but all the activities can be adapted for other grades. There are tons of ideas for file folder games (though they aren't labeled as such) and portable centers. I just browsed through the spelling activities and games and they are great. Lots of things you can copy to Word and print out.

    When you make games. Put in name in the corner on the back side, that way when you change classes or schools, there is no question about who owns the games. Glue a 6x8 size envelope on the back side. Put all the parts in the ziplock back and put the bag in the envelope. Envelope is a place to put the ziplock bag. And you need the ziplock bag to keep students from tearing the envelope. Laminate or cover the filefolder to make it last longer. File Folder games take alot of work and time to make.
     
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    You often are able to find very cheap games, at thrift shops, Salvation Army Stores, garage sales and Dollar Stores.
     
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    I have been looking at yard sales... Keep the suggestions coming and thanks for all the help
     
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    Dominos --turn upside down and draw one ---count the spots on half, write the number ---count the spots on the other half, write the number and add the numbers and add the spots.

    Buy a beach ball at the Dollar Store. write facts all over the ball whereever the right thumb is when you catch the ball. You say the fact and the answer.

    Buy big dice at the Dollar Store also for a dollar. and roll the dice and play like domino game above.
     

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