OH MY GOSH!!!
I was soooo soooooo excited to be asked to look at some Lakeshore products
I really couldn't control myself ... it was so AWESOME
they sent me the Solar System Match Ups
I was excited to open these and play around
and to be honest so was Bub!!!
|this is what the box looks like... it says for 7+ BUT my Bub could still use some parts of it|
|BUB pulled all the pieces apart and wanted me to tell him all the pieces that had the vocab word(s)|
|I really LOVE how this is self checking... the notches are unique to each Match Up set... which makes it perfect for a center activity|
|you can even send this activity home with your kiddos that are struggling with The Solar System... it would be a REQUIRED Family Game Night... I have done something like this in the past and the kiddo doesn't even realize you gave them HOMEWORK...|
|Bub was able to identify the words with the pics and then I read the definition to him and he could match it up... this means you can partner up heterogeneously and both partners feel successful|
|just wanted to give you another pic of how it is self checking... each notch matches up to its correct partner perfectly|
|Bub got mad when I purposely put Venus on the wrong planet... but I wanted to reiterate how it will not MATCH UP|
|all matched up and ready to put away... REALLY Bub pulled these back out and played with them for a good 30 minutes|
I really do like these Match Ups
My TOP 3 Reasons are:
ONE- they are self checking which makes it a GREAT independent and /or center activity
TWO- the definitions are short and sweet and TO THE POINT... there is not any EXTRA FLUFF it gives the important facts and I like that
THREE- its components make it a great game for all levels... my 3 year old LOVED it and I know my 4th graders would LOVE it too
Some other ways you could use these...
* speed game... shuffle all of the pieces and have the kids (individual or team) race to complete all of the Match Ups
* Planet Up... give every kid a Match Up piece and then let them partner up with their other 2 pieces... you could time them on this one too... who matched up first.. how long did it take the class to match up
* it could be used as an assessment for lower kids... a modification of sorts... depending on their level of course
As you can tell I really did LOVE this Solar System Match Up!!!
If you are interested please click HERE
they have several other Match Ups too
like Animal, Weather, Rocks & Minerals, Plants, Matter, Insects & Spiders, and Simple Machines
HOLY COW I want them all...
seriously we go OVER all of this stuff!!!!!
OK that about wraps it up...
and hey look I didn't have a single Squirrel moment... YAY Farley!!!
head on over to their FB page... right here.... and tell them FARLEY sent you!!!
OK it wouldn't be a Farley post without a pic of Bub
and YES he wrote this... I told you he is LOVING this Match-Up
it is hilarious...
he says EARF... not EarTH like 10 times because he dropped a card on the floor
and well you will see
and hurry before your fudgesicle melts...you'll see
alrighty that about wraps it up