Saturday, November 30, 2013

Shake Up

I have shakers, well two different varieties of shakers.  One kind are filled with something and in a container.  The other is made from egg cartons.  When I first started making these, I made them out of necessity- the only egg cartons I had, had openings in the top and the pom poms kept flying out!!!

I use them for so many things:

*Shapes review or identify.
*Identify numbers
*Identify letters
*Identify money or write amounts and students must make that amount using coins or dry erase boards
*Review word families- land in one spot, write or say a word from that word family
*Name something a particular color
*Place value- add 2 or 3 manips. child reads or records number (biggest or smallest)

*Really anything you need to review.

The list is infinite!!!!

To "play"

Program your egg carton with your skill.  Use a small manipulative such as corn, eraser, pom pom. So you don't have a zillion cartons, you could use garage sale dots instead of writing on the inside of the carton.

So put in your manip. and close carton.  Shake. Open carton. Where ever your manip. lands in, is the question.

Here they all are: (Well those that are made lol )

St. Patty's Shake Up-mini shamrock eraser
Bunny Shake Up- carrot eraser
Flower Shake Up flower
Spooky Shake Up spider toy
Bear Shake Up counting bear
Cocoa Shake Up- use with Polar Express small marshmallow
Penguin Shake Up penguin eraser
Snowflake Shake Up- snowflake- I cut apart snowflake garland
Snowman Shake Up snowman eraser
Gingerbread Shake Up gingerbread eraser

Themes I have used: (I will have these available soon too)

apple- uses apple seeds
band aid- toy bandaid
bone-mini dog bone
CC123-brown pom pom
crayon- crayon shaped button
Dental/Teeth (dental facts along with healthy/unhealthy foods) tooth (not real)
elephant- peanut
eraser- pencil top erasers
fishing- toy fish
frog/fly- toy fly :)
ice cream- mini eraser
lemonade- freezer lemon piece
movie- I use a shiny button to resemble a DVD
ocean-levels, animals sea life toy
pirate- tiny black ball (cannonball)
pizza-teeny tiny piece of pizza (was a Barbie toy)
valentine- conversation heart


A fabulous place to get small trinkets is a cake decorating shop!

Please take a photo of your class using one and I will send you another one for free :)