Welcome to all my followers!
I’m SO excited you’re here! I remember the days (last November) when I felt like I was only writing for my mother (hi Mom!). If you were also here during those lonely days, thanks for sticking with me!!
So I wanted to share this INCREDIBLE game I learned from a colleague…”Slap!” This awesome teacher actually taught me “Stomp!” but one of my little guys can’t fully participate, so we adapted it!
Here’s how you play…grab your favorite set of flashcards (math, literacy, you-name-it) and display 4-6 (depending on group, concept, or level) cards on the floor or table. Teacher calls out one of the cards to “slap,” i.e.: “Slap the word ‘slide’!” and whoever gets their little hand there first “wins” and moves on to the next player. I keep the game moving as fast as possible so no feelings have a chance to get hurt. The game goes around the small group, similar to “Around the World.” It’s so fun & motivating – my students BEG me to play, YAY!
Here’s a cute photo of the game in action:
Isn’t that the sweetest? The little girl on the left “earned” the game & was able to choose a friend to play a sight word version of “Slap,” (she crushed her, what a good friend!).
What tried and true games do you use with your students?
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