A few weeks ago, I spent a good portion of a day just looking through all the "stuff" that my little man has gotten over the years. Side note-it is amazing how many toys this little man has!!!! I'm thinking we might own half of Toys R' Us at this point. :) Anywho, while I was looking through his toys, his awesome set of Hulk hands caught my eyes. I know how much those things have been played with and how much the little man never seems to get bored with them. There is always a "new" way to play with them in his world.
When I saw those big green hands, I knew I needed to come up with a way to bring them into the classroom and to use them in our learning. After a bit of brainstorming, the idea of using them for a "Splat" like game was created. The kid(s) would wear a Hulk hand and search as quickly as possible for the information that the teacher asked for (letters, numbers, colors....) When the item was found, the kid(s) would "Smash" it. I don't know about you, but this screams boy engagement to me.
Here are some pictures for you to get an idea of what is needed and what it looks like in action.
The cards you see in the pictures above are part of my newest pack on TPT called Smash. This pack comes with upper and lower case letter cards, numbers 1 to 100, five frames, ten frames, teen frames, dice, dominoes, color dots, color words in actual color, color words in black, 2D shapes, and 3D shapes. The cards are with colored backgrounds, like shown above, or in white backgrounds to make it more printer friendly.
Click on either picture to take a look at it. It will be on sale today and through the TPT Back to School sale.
I will be giving away this Hulk-tastic pack today! Simply leave a comment on how you might use this pack in your classroom and your email address. I will pick a winner or two at the end of the day!