At the time I was thinking of ways to help my own son who was in Kindergarten learn his sight words. So, I started saving bottle caps.
I needed a way to save a lot and as luck would have it, my school was doing some testing and we gave our kids water bottles. I sent a mass email and asked the teachers to have their students save their lids for me and I ended up with hundreds of them.
I didn't need that many, but being the teacher that I am, I can't throw them away. I am sure they will come in handy at some point.
I did write my son's sight words on some and he played with them a few times. It was helpful.
So, here I am just sitting and surfing the web, stalking blogs and game sites and it hits me. I can use those for a matching game.
So, here's what I came up with:
Put a Lid on It!
Students will match the fraction, decimal and percent
My plan is to use this as a center. This is a big goal for me this year in Middle School, more hands on centers/stations.
Download the activity here.