Happy Tuesday everyone! I know most of you are probably thinking, its the winter time and its freezing so why is she posting something about beach balls? Well, the answer is simple, its EASY, its FUN, and the kids LOVE it! I got this idea from my mom so I’m giving all of the credit to her!
All you need is a beach ball and a permeant marker. I like to grab beach balls when they go on sale i the fall. I grabbed some at Michaels last year for 75% off.
Using a permeant marker, write numbers all over the ball. Have your students make a circle and you stand in the middle. Toss the ball. When they catch it they have to add the two numbers their thumbs are touching (or closest too.) I make them say the whole math fact. Here they added 6 + 6 = 12
Then they toss the ball back to me and the game continues. If you teach older grades this can be used for multiplication facts as well. We normally play this on Fridays or any time we have a few minutes and I need a quick filler.
KABOOM! is the one game that I always say every teacher needs in their classroom. It is so versatile and can be used with anything. This is my students absolute favorite game to play and they never get tired of it. I have games made for all subject areas. Read all about this class favorite! ---> bit.ly/KABOOMClassroomGame... See MoreSee Less
One year, we read a story about a little girl who flew around the world and saw many different things, one of which was the Statue of Liberty. When the students were asked to name something she saw on her journey, a little boy said the Spatula Delivery! Too cute!