Yesterday, I was able to squeeze in a little time to create a quick Monday Made It. I am tutoring this summer and needed something to help my students practice sight words. So I created some cute flashcards to use for practice or to play a memory game.
I used some border that I bought last summer when the local teacher store was going out of business. (Better late than never, I always say.) The package not only had border but it also 4 corners. The border was seashells and the corners were crabs.
Next, I cut the border apart. I used two strips of border to make one set of cards. I made 4 sets of cards and placed one crab in each set.
After that, I used a permanent marker to write sight words on each seashell. To make a matching game, I wrote the same sight word on two cards. I left the crab plain. I haven't decided what should happen if someone turns over the crab. The player could lose a turn, get another turn or lose one of his/her matches.
I am tutoring this afternoon, so I will see how the game works. Once I go back into my classroom, I will probably laminate the cards. But they seem pretty sturdy for now, especially since I am using them one-on-one with students.
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