The BANG Game (for Reading)
Welcome to my first Educational Tutorial! If you have toddler, younger school age children, or just want to get a jump start on early reading (which I actually recommend) this is a post you will not want to miss! AND it also fits in with the America the Beautiful theme that I will be continuing for the rest of the week! AND if you are not already excited this is a craft that you can do with supplies you already have at home and is TOTALLY green! WOOT! WOOT!
Let's HOP to it!
Scrapbook paper (or scrap paper, have your kids decorate a piece of paper, use old wrapping paper, whatever you want!)
Empty Pringles Can (believe me one you pop you just can't stop so it will be empty before you know it)
A piece of yarn or sting (something to make a "fuse")
Glue of choice (I will be using a glue stick)
Clear contact paper or packing tape (I only have packing tape here but will be going to buy the contact paper this afternoon)
Mini Alphabet and/or Sight word Flashcards (just google the flash cards you are looking for and it will bring up a ton of choices but I used the ones found here and here.)
Scissors or paper cutter (I am using my paper cutter that I bought a while back for like $5 works well when I need it)
A marker (or letter stickers or use your cutting machine if you have one to make the word BANG)
Go on and gather all of your supplies and we will make this project together! Go ahead, now, I will wait...
Step 1. Grab that empty Pringles can and rinse it out. It won't hurt anything I promise.
Step 2. Measure your can from silver rim to sliver rim like pictured, mine is is EXACTLY 8 inches long but measure because they come in different sizes! NOW measure around and add 1 inch to your measurement. Mine is 9.5 inches + 1 inch = 10.5 inches.
Step 4. Apply your Glue and stick to the Pringles can.
Step 5. Tape down edge OR if you are using the contact paper cut the same size as scrapbook paper and apply on top to provide a protective covering for your game. Get all of your air bubbles out weather using tape or contact paper.
Voila-Can is DONE.
here. The decorations were really amazing if you don't mind me tooting my own horn. TOOT! TOOT!)
Step 10. NOW IT IS TIME TO PLAY! Take turns pulling out and "reading" the sight words. Keep all the cards that are read correctly. If you read one incorrectly place it back in the can and try again next time. If you pull out a BANG card, place all of your card back in the can and start again. GREAT PRACTICE!
I hope you make one for your kids. Let me know if you do I would love to see what you all come up with!
There will be another Mama Monday Baby Edition later today that is also a cool tutorial. So, see you then!