The first project I tackled was making my Power Tower games I first learned about on the Fabulous in Fourth blog page. I don't mean to gloat (ok, so maybe I do!), but look how good they turned out!
If you haven't seen this game, it's super fun and super easy (and seriously, if I can do this, you can too without a doubt!). Students learn their basic math facts and stack up the cups to create a tower. Students will probably have more fun knocking down their towers though. <wink> The games above are for division & multiplication. I'm on the fence on whether or not to make addition and subtraction ones, but I probably should for my lower math students.
Anyway, all you need for this project are:
- Pringles cans
- Fun scrapbooking paper
- Scotch tape
- Packing tape - I used this to act as laminate for my game labels.
- Small white Dixie cups
I wasn't digging the ribbons, so I left those off and attached magnets (with super glue) to the back of these 8x10 photo frames so they'll stick to my magnetic whiteboard. I found some "beachy" type scrapbook paper to keep the Beach Brains theme alive. Take a look!
All in all, these projects were relatively easy and fun to do. And I can't take all the credit -- the wifey helped me out with a few pointers here and there. Thanks, honey! :)
That's all for today! Don't forget to link up your blog on my Bodacious Blogs page so I can keep up with all your blogging shenanigans! Have a great day!