Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Game!

Oops I did it again! I have to apologize for not posting in TWO months! Oh my goodness I have been so busy! Between school, my second job, my son's graduation from the police academy, Thanksgiving and Christmas, I have neglected my class blog. PLEASE forgive me! :) I'll be playing catch-up from now until school starts but there is something I just have to share. Our new game! It is made from a cupcake holder, the kind you get your cupcakes in from a bakery.

This is what was left after a birthday party. I knew I NEEDED to keep it, but I wasn't sure why. Then inspiration hit me!!! First I lined the bottom with circles.
I'll tell you a secret, those scrapbook supplies came in real handy for this project! My circle cutter made this really fast and easy. Next I used some old stickers and put numbers on each circle.
I could have put the numbers in order but I wanted my class to have a challenge. We will now use all those little scraps of circles, squares, heart, etc. to add to the game. Simply but one circle in the 1 hole! I'm going to try and use items that coordinate with our theme or letter of the week. When school starts back we will be reviewing for a while so I'll just use some plastic snowflakes I found. Isn't this a great math and fine motor skills game. I think so!!! You could also simplify it by using colors or shapes. Of course you make it harder by using Roman numerals or words. I hope you try it!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Cute, cute game! I have all these lids from milk jugs saved too - I think they might fit in the cups for sorting or counting too!

  2. I just LOVE this. I checked our Linky Party calendar for the right time to invite you to add this link. Since the themes don't quite mesh, would you mind if we did a feature on your idea and re-post it on our blog?

    We're all about 'Conservation' and there are probably lots of ways to reuse THIS idea!

    Go ahead and write me at: conservationofeggs at gmail dot com

    Thank you so much for your contribution to the solutions!

    Pam Hoffman