If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you may know that my daughter Kassie is now a college freshman. I miss her terribly. Even though I have one child still at home the house is eerily quiet. Fortunately, her college is only an hour and a half away, so a quick car ride down on a Saturday is pretty easy to do. Last Saturday I picked her up from her dorm and we traveled to the nearest mall. How much fun! We both picked up a few items of clothing, but spent most of our time in craft stores. We both love Michaels Craft Store, the Hobby Lobby and Jo Ann Fabrics! So, here are a few of the fun finds that I turned into literacy center activities.
First fun find- these mini plastic flying discs I found at Michaels in the Halloween novelty section. They’re only about 2 inches across. I decided to make them into a Rhyming Memory Game. Simply print the pdf below on a full size Avery label, cut out the pictures and place them on the bottom of the discs.
Here’s a picture of how the flying discs are packaged. The discs are made by Creatology just in case you’d like to look online.
If you can’t find the discs, no worries. Michaels also has foam pumpkin cut-outs that’d work just fine too.
Click the following link to download this FREE pdf Halloween Rhyming Memory Game
Just across the parking lot from Michaels was a JoAnn Fabrics! I love shoppig at JoAnn’s for fun holiday ideas. I found this little box in the $1 clearance bin. SCORE! I had Kyle (fabulous artist) whip up some candy corns to match for this beginning sound/alphabet game.
For this activity, students match the beginning sound of the picture to the upper- and lowercase letters.
Click HERE to download this activity from my Teachers Pay Teachers store
I’m going to store my candy corn puzzle pieces in my cute little box. Just in case you can’t find the box, I made a label that can be placed on a plastic baggie for storage.
These are just two of a loadful of fun finds on my shopping trip! Keep checking back as Kyle and I are working on so many more Halloween inspired activities!