I don't know what the weather is like in your area but yesterday we had our first snow of the year. Now before I start moaning about having to start shoveling and driving in the stuff, I'd like to see it in a more positive light.
When I was a child, before the shoveling and driving began, I loved when it first snowed. It was exciting and so much fun. As educators we can use that excitement to teach in the classroom. Why not have students write about what they like to do in the snow. Or break out some of your winter themed books for the day.
Last year I created a set of math games centered around snowman to help use kids excitement about snow.
These packet includes 5 file folder games that will let students practice their addition and subtraction facts. The snowmen get to ski, play hockey and have snowball fights in these five games.
I've also been working on a new game that I hope to have ready next week. Like the octopus eight file folder game
that I created last. Instead of making eight students will be making 10 in this new game. Its theme is going to be teddy bears. I've already created the teddy bear that I'm going to use for the game, but I still need to give the bear some clothes and then make 10 different ones. So I've still got a lot of work to do. You can check out my new teddy bear that I've designed below and stay tuned next week for the game to come out.
This new version of the snowman snowball fight lets students practice their addition and subtraction facts with the sum/difference being between 0-6. This will be the last of the snowman sports file-folder games. I'm going to be working on another series of sight word file-folder games next.
Snowman Hockey Clipart
The next snowman winter sports file-folder game is out. Snowman Hockey - In this file folder game players get to practice their addition facts while competing in a snowman hockey game.
Snowman Hockey game board
How to play the game - To play the game students will take a card, solve the problem on the card and then say their answer. The cards will either have a hocky puck or an X on them. If a student chooses a card with a hockey puck they will try to find the sum on their side of the board. If they choose a card with an X on it they will try to block one of their opponents snowman. Students will keep on taking turns until the all of the snowman are covered. The player who has the most hockey pucks at the end of the game wins.
To download your free file-folder game click on the link below. The game will be available for free until Black Friday. Also, make sure you come back on Black Friday. I will be having a 20% sale on my Teachers-pay-Teachers store.
The time to download this game for free has expired.