I am always searching for ways to make small groups and centers easier to plan for. These clipboard card games are essential to my small groups. Depending on what subject we are working on I just pull out the game and the kids can play independently. Each card game accommodates 2-4 players. The dealer deals each player 5 cards and then rest are place upside down in the deck. Students take turns asking for a match for any card they have in their hand. If someone has it they hand it over and that student gets a match and both players must pull new cards. They must write their matches on the dry erase board and use the sentence stems to help guide their vocabulary. Once all of the cards are gone, the person with the most matches wins! The kids absolutely love it!
I store my cards in these little containers I get from office depot for $2.00. They come in handy and keep things organized! The kids just need a clipboard and there you have it an easy ready to go center!
Also if you are like me, having kids handle cards for a card game is intense! The kids get balled up, chewed up and folded up! I am anal about my cards so this is an easy Dollar Tree Hack for you! Get some pool noodles, cut them to your desired length. Cut the bottom off so that it can sit flat. Then make a shallow slit in the top to hold the cards! POW! Your cards are now safe!
Oh and if you are wondering what is on my clipboard its just decorative Scotch tape! I wrap my clipboards in them and the kids can keep them all year. The kids love the fun colors! I have compound words and past and present be on the lookout for more games!
Each game also comes with a digital version! You do not need google classroom in order to use it. You can share it with your class or use it whole group or small group instruction. Activities include fill in the blank and drag and drop! Your kids will have an awesome time with these games!
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