Crayons & Cuties in Kindergarten Home About Me My Classroom My Shop Image Map

Thursday, March 27, 2014

'Spring Has Sprung And Games Are Fun' Blog Hop!

Spring Has FINALLY Sprung....
And after this winter, that is SURELY something to celebrate!
So, 20 of my blogging friends and I have teamed up to bring you...
From March 28th to March 31st you will hop from blog to blog to learn about a fun game, grab a freebie and have the opportunity to enter a Rafflecopter to win the blogger's choice of a prize!

My students are working on subtraction and we have played several 'games' in our classroom to practice and 'use' subtraction!
There was:

 'Roll, Say, Flip & Reveal' addition and subtraction fun!

And some partner zoo animal fun for writing subtraction 'sentences' in different ways!

But my class loves to move and groove!
So this week we went bowling...and turned it into a subtraction lesson!
My sons had an adorable bowling set from Melissa & Doug that I snuck into school!

The pins were set and it was time to play!
I had my guided reading table whiteboard down on the floor so that we could record as we played!
The set came with 6 pins so we started with 6.
The first player knocked down 2 pins, leaving 4 standing, so we wrote out the sentence 6-2=4
SO, the next person up started with 4.  S/he knocked down 2 pins leaving us with 2, so our number sentence now said 4-2=2

Would we get those last 2 down.... 
So 2-2=0

Each time we got to 0, we'd set the pins back up and begin recording our number sentences...
 and the game continued until everyone had had a turn!

But the pins only let me play with a maximum of 6, so that night I went home and made a set of pins so that we start with 10!

I had bought an adorable set of farm clips from Educlips that were screaming to be used, plus, we will be starting a farm unit real soon!
At first I had them stand by just folding over the edge...
 But then thought that maybe if I wrapped them around a toilet paper holder they would look and act more like bowling pins!

So I tried both ways out before the kids came in!

 And I definitely liked the way the toilet paper holder set worked better, so that was the one to use!

So when math time came rolling around, we set up the farm pins and gave them a try!

As you can see we did the same- recording how many we started with, how many got knocked down and how many remained standing.  And continued to do so until we had 0 pins standing!

Next week in math centers they will have their own set to use!
This is a mini version of the ones above!  I simply chose '2 to a page' from my print menu and it automatically shrunk the images to 50% the size!  I laminated and taped them to paper cups and game it a try... 

They do 'roll' a bit more than the toilet paper holder ones and take a bit more 'oomph' to knock over, but I think they are going to be so excited to play it won't really matter!

They will have the option to record on either the dry erase recording sheet (left) or b&w printable (right)!

Would you like to try out barnyard bowling?
If so, lucky you, because that is the game freebie I am offering for the blog hop!
Head on over to my TPT store to download the pack for free!
Feedback is greatly appreciated!
This item will only be free for the hop, and will go back to a paid item on Tuesday April 1st!

But that is not the end of the fun!
My kinders will continue farm fun and subtraction with this brand new farm file folder game I made!

Similar to my Zookeepers Beware of Missing Monkeys file folder game, this one has the option of using the spinners and/or using the simple word problem cards!  You get 2 weeks worth of centers (1 week spinners, 1 week cards) out of one game!

Enter the rafflecopter below to win this file folder game for free!
But that is not it!
The winner can also choose one other game from my TPT store (up to $5) for free!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ready to find your next game and freebie?
It comes to you from Lindsey Levis of Lovin' Kindergarten With Mrs. Lindsey!
Lovin Kindergarten

Thanks for hopping along and 'hoppy' spring!
Until next post,
post signature


  1. Love this! It is such a fun idea :) You "bowled" me over!!

  2. I would choose your Spring, roll, say and reveal game!

  3. It's so hard to choose but I'll try this one: Scoopin' Up! Compose & Decompose Numbers 2-10! Ice Cream Theme Center & More!

  4. Scoopin' Up! Compose and Decopose Numbers 2-10!

  5. So many choices to choose from =. I would probably pick your flower dominoes since my kiddos had such a fun time with your St. Patrick's Day ones :)

  6. I would love to win any of the games that are part of any of the Fairy Tale Comprehension units.

  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

  8. is what I would choose

  9. I would choose one of the composing and decomposing number packs!!!! We are working on that in K right now :)

  10. We are doing our farm unit right now! Thanks for your freebie!

  11. I'm creating a farm unit for my undergraduate and will be using in student teaching =]!

  12. This comment has been removed by the author.

  13. This freebie came at the perfect time- we are in the middle of our farm unit and practicing subtraction regularly to keep up the skills!! Thank you!!

  14. I would also LOVE to win the "Scoopin' Up! Compose & Decompose Numbers 2-10! Ice Cream Theme Center & More!" It looks like oodles and oodles of fun for the kidlettes!!! Thank you for considering me =).

  15. Plus, I really like ice cream =D.

  16. That is tough one, but I would choose Decomposing Numbers 11-20. I also love your vowel sorts!

  17. I would LOVE your Cool Cat Centers and Games!! Thanks for all you do!!

  18. I would choose Color by Ten Frame #10-20.

  19. Decomposing Numbers 11-20 for my kinder guy:)

  20. These are the great blogs; I assure you that I really enjoyed a lot in reading. candy crush it

  21. Advance agreement is about due in abounding in 30 canicule yet on annual of a get acute of an befalling time to reimburse, the moneylender may appointment out a altered chapter plan.vintage clothing websites uk


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...