Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Made-It and A Giveaway

It's Monday and that means it is a time
to share all the great things we have made.
I made craft stick puzzles.
 My initial reason for making these
was a road trip we are taking soon.
But I really think these could be used in your classroom. 
My daughter and I started by printing up
some of her favorite pictures. 
Then we laid out the craft sticks,
cut the pictures and
glued them onto the sticks.
I put one picture on each side
so that you actually have two puzzles in one.
Finally I used a razor to cut
the pictures in between the sticks.
You have a puzzle!
They are personalized and won't take up much space.
Of course, I then began to think how I could
use this idea in the classroom.
* Have each puzzle show a vocab word.
Your students could figure out the word
and write the definition on a recording sheet.
* Put a math problem on the puzzle for kids to solve.
* Show pictures that are a preview of an upcoming unit of study. 
Students can make predictions about what
they will learn.
How could you use these puzzles in your classroom? 
If you taking a road trip with your kids,
come over and follow my Pinterest board on the topic.
I have a bunch of other fun ideas pinned.
Now onto the giveaway...
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Hope your week is off to a good start.
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  1. The puzzle is a great idea! I think I will make some up because anything with pictures of Angry Birds and Mine Craft seem to keep my boys going at school! You could have them do a corresponding worksheet and then put the answers on the [back of] the sticks in the same order as the worksheet. When they turn it over, if they were correct, they will have an accurate and complete picture! Thanks for the great idea!

    Polka Dots & Teaching Tots

  2. <3 the craft stick puzzle! you could totally sequence events or sentences from a story...alphabetical order...hmm. interesting!