BUT...people...I found the most stinkin' awesome fly swatters at Wal-mart today for ONE BUCK! I was happily rolling along with my binders, pocket files, ink...you know...boring stuff...when out of the corner of my eye these babies were screaming at me!
I love the bright colors and knew they would be a hit with my kinder kiddos right off the bat.
NOW---I had to find a REAL reason to get them, other than the fact they were cute and cheap.
So here's my plan of action:
Since they came in 2 colors, I figured we can use these to play games. Each player has a different color swatter thus there will be an ORANGE player and a TEAL player. I am thinking they will need a 3rd kid to be the "caller".
Then the possibilities are WIDE OPEN!
*Lay out sight word cards on the floor. Caller has a set of matching cards. They call out a word and the 1st kiddo to hit the correct word, "SPLAT", wins the card. The kiddo with the most cards, wins the game!
*Make 2 cards...one that says FACT and one that says FICTION. Read, or make up, a paragraph or even just a sentence that you tell the kiddos. The first one to hit (SPLAT!) whether it's fact or fiction, wins the card!
*Make 2 cards that say "Sentence" or "NOT a Sentence". Read, or make up, sentences or phrases. The first one to SPLAT the correct one wins the card.
*You get the picture...endless possibilities!
*I was thinking I would lay out my number line on the floor. Then use flash cards to play. So if I were working on number words I would give the caller a stack of words zero to twenty. They would show the 2 kiddos the word and the first one to hit the right # gets the card.
*Use it for addition and subtraction. Show addition equations and they "SPLAT" the answer!
*Tell them a number and they SPLAT the number that is "one more", "one less", "two more"...
I actually bought 8 swatters so I could have several kiddos playing at once. I am sure I can think of a way to use ALL of them at once, but haven't made it that far. :)
Now...do you guys have any more ideas for how we can use these AWESOME "Finds of the Day"?
Also, I was thinking I may create the cards needed to play the games just so I wouldn't have to come up with sentences/phrases or equations...off the top of my head. Or so I could leave it for a sub to do.
Would you guys be interested in something like this as a product to purchase? Or totally not necessary? Would love to get your opinion!