25 July 2013

Alphabet FUN!

I love the beginning of the school year – all the fresh faces coming into the classroom just eager and ready to learn!  I also love all of the fun learning games we play at the beginning of the year!

Today, I’m going to share with you a freebie game that I found on Making Learning Fun.  There are TONS of free resources on that site, so go on over and check it out!

One of the freebies they had was this super fun crocodile game:

I first saw this little fella last year, and told my husband we needed to switch our dishwasher detergent!  It’s a cascade pouch container! (BTW, I LOVE these!)  You can download everything you need from the Making Learning Fun website, but I wanted to spruce it up a little ;)

So, here is my version:

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I used craft foam for the top and also wrapped it around the entire container.  It was too hard to get off the Cascade label!

I retyped the poem, and fancied up the alphabet cards.

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The game can be played in a large or small group.  It is played like the classic game “bam.”  Children reach in, pull out a letter card and say the letter or sound (or both!).  If they have said the letter correctly, they place the card in the middle.  I like to put it in the middle so it is a class effort, rather than an individual effort.  If a child pulls out a snap card – all the children put out their arms (like an crocodile mouth) and say “snap! snap!” and all the cards go back inside.

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You can print off as many letter cards as you need if you need to focus on certain letter for kiddos.  Just put the letter cards that those kiddos need to work on inside the crocodile.

I love playing these fun games with kiddos! I’ve made up a bunch more whole group games like this if you would like to check them out! Just click the image below!

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Would you like to make the crocodile game for your class?  You could either head on over to Making Learning Fun and download the simple game for yourself.  Or download the fancier version here!

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Have fun!

25 comments:

  1. Your ideas inspired lots of folks at the I Teach K conference. I just love your work!

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  2. Ahhhh the cuteness! Now I need to switch dishwasher detergents! lol!
    -Carol
    P.S. Would love for you to come check out my little blog if you are not already! :)
    Mrs. Cobb's Kindersprouts

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  3. So glad that you posted these!! I loved your purple hippo and green alligator! Just might inspire me to do dishes ;)

    Kaci
    Mrs. Hoffer's Spot

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  4. @Kaci - the purple hippo will be coming soon.... ;)

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  5. Yep... off to buy some new detergent. :0) Such an adorable idea! Thanks for resharing it!

    Gwen

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  8. I am so excited you posted this! I loved all these ideas at I Teach K! Now I am off to print and laminate! I am all fired up from the conference. THank you for all your inspiration!

    Stephanie

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  9. Oh, how FUN! I'm definitely going to be making this!! Thank you so much for making a fancier version!! Sometimes things are just better fancy! ;)
    Amanda
    Mrs. Richardson's Class

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  10. This is awesome. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas :)
    Alexa

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  11. Too cute! I love your ideas! Thanks for sharing.

    Andrea
    Cheers To School

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  12. I think I need to switch to cascade, just for this month anyway!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Angela
    The Daily Alphabet

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  13. Nice Article,Your Tips And Ideas Are Just Awesome.I like The Way You Deliver This Article.Thanks For Sharing Wonderful Article.

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  14. Love the Crocodile Snap! game. I teach at a school where very few children have gone to preschool so we have to spend A LOT of time on alphabet activities. This will be very helpful and FUN!

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  15. I loved your revised Crock game and I hope you don't mind I shared it on my blog hop on over when you have a chance. Great Ideas!

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  16. I'm trying to register on the website but it won't let me :(

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  17. Has the purple hippo game been made? If so where can I find it? Tia putting the final touches on our crocodile today. Thanks so much

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  19. very nice alphabet games for kids..look out for these amazing alphabet games on smartphone for kids with lot of education and fun : http://goo.gl/tcttOf

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  20. So cute! Thanks for sharing. I covered the label/container with bright green duck tape. So easy and clean! 😊

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  21. Instead of wrapping the container with foam, have you tried painting it? I'm painting coffee cans right now with great success! I did find that paying the extra $1 or so for the better quality paint was worth it, but learning is what teachers do best! Thanks for the game! I can't wait to start this in my first Kindergarten classroom!

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  22. Instead of wrapping the container with foam, have you tried painting it? I'm painting coffee cans right now with great success! I did find that paying the extra $1 or so for the better quality paint was worth it, but learning is what teachers do best! Thanks for the game! I can't wait to start this in my first Kindergarten classroom!

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