Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursdays Take it and Make it Linky Party



Welcome to my new weekly linky party!

Here's how it works.  

Each Thursday, be sure to stop by to find ideas, activities, recipes, etc.  (the list is endless) that you can TAKE with you and then MAKE yourself.  You might find things for the home or for the classroom and even things in between.  Items might be free or cost money.  I hope you will find a mixture of all of these things.  But, MOST of all, I hope you can TAKE IT & MAKE IT!  :-)

I have SO many ideas to share.  I think Thursdays may quickly become my favorite blogging day! 

Here's my MAKE IT for this week...

This idea came to me one day as I looked in the trashcan and saw this empty tissue box.

 (The above picture is a re-enactment of the event.
NO tissue boxes were harmed in this event!)
Seeing this cute monster staring up at me immediately gave me an idea!

 Oogey-Boogey Math Facts!  To prepare, print the cards, laminate for durability and cut out.  Place all of the cards in the box.  Above is the set for addition.
 Here is the set for subtraction.  (Different monsters)
 Students will take turns drawing one card out of the box.  If he/she knows the answer he/she can keep the card.  Each student will take turns in the same manner.
If the student draws an Oogey-Boogey card he/she must return ALL of their cards to the tissue box.  Play continues to the next person.  The winner is the person with the most cards at the end of the game.
   If you do not have a box, use a small brown lunch bag or any other kind of container.
The game can be differentiated many different ways... use just addition, just subtraction, or mix together.  Use just the set of facts for 2's, 3's, 4's, etc.  Consider setting a timer if you are working on fluency.  Set the timer for 30 seconds and let one student choose as many cards as possible and give the answers during the time before moving on to the next student.

Your kiddos will have LOTS of fun practicing math facts with this game.

To TAKE away your own set of FREE cards, just click on the picture above.  Then MAKE your own game and you will be ready to go Monday morning!

 You are invited to link up with your own post.  Just grab the pix at the top of this post to add to your blog post directing people back to my site and follow these rules.

1) Write a post about ANY activity or idea that others can TAKE away with them and MAKE.
2)  Items can be free, paid, personal, school, ideas, activities, etc.
3)  No direct links to your store.  It must be to a BLOG Post.
4)  You must include the picture with a link directing others back to my Thursday post.
5)  Please follow the rule of three.  Please leave comments for the two links before you and 1 after you.
(Side note:  I just added a new freebie on my facebook page.  Go grab yours now by clicking on the FREE pix.)
 

29 comments:

  1. LOVE this use of the monster tissue boxes. I think they are so cute. I have a little one who begs to take the boxes home as soon as they are empty:) Thank you so much for sharing this idea and the math cards. I am so doing this!
    Merinda
    Pirate Girl's Education Invasion

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    1. I love the new boxes also. I've been collecting them so I can make more tissue box games!

      Thanks for linking up. Your craftivity is ADORABLE! :-)

      Cynthia

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  2. This is ADORABLE! I love finding a new use for "trash". Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Me too! Helps save our earth in the process! :-)

      Cynthia

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  3. Thank you I love this idea!
    Erin

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  4. Love this idea! I've linked up my equal equations with easter eggs!
    Thanks,
    Swamp Frog First Graders

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  5. I actually have a monthly linky over at Classroom DIY if you would like to link up there too. :)

    Charity
    Classroom DIY Showcase

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    1. Thanks so much for the info Charity. Feel free to link up here if you have one that fits! :-)

      Cynthia

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  6. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to this morning! Thank you for the great idea! I have one of those boxes sitting in my classroom at the moment. Yay! =)I'll definitely be putting this one together. Thank you!

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    1. YAY! I'm so glad to brighten your day! Aren't all of the boxes they have adorable??

      Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to check back next Thursday also. :-)

      Cynthia

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  7. I love the idea, especially since it recycles items. I am always looking at containers/boxes etc to figure out a use for them. This is a great linky party, Cynthia. Thanks for the invite!

    Danielle
    Crayonbox Learning

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  8. What a fun linky party - thanks for hosting! I LOVE the monsters tissue box - such a cute idea!

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to stop back by next Thursday. I would love if you linked up your own post next week! :-)

      Cynthia
      2nd Grade Pad

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  9. I absolutely love your idea using the tissue boxes! I love to reuse items! Great job!!

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  10. I want an empty tissue box like that now!! Soooo cute :)

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    1. Mel - I would send you one but it would probably cost $50!!! lol

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  12. What a cute way to recycle! Great idea for a linky, Cynthia - I hope I can join in soon!

    Wendy
    Teacher's Toolkit

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Wendy. I hope you can join in with us next week also! :-)

      Cynthia

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  13. We had this exact tissue box in our room this week! Love this idea!! I really like the idea of using a timer too. I'm going to do that this week with my kiddos. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Rachel
    A-B-Seymour

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    1. Rachel,
      It's so great to see you again! I've not seen you around in a long time! Thanks for stopping by. I hope your kiddos enjoy the game! :-)

      Cynthia

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  15. Thank you for such a neat link-up. I loved checking out all the ideas. I can't wait until next week!

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  16. I've been saving those cute tissue boxes since the beginning of the year but hadn't made anything to use them with. Thank you for sharing!
    Teachin' First

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