Swat! Vocabulary Game

I saw these fly swatters on someone's blog. They were on sale 3 in a bag for a $1 at the Dollar General. I loved them so much I asked the hubby to jump in the truck and come on a quick 'field trip' with me! I bought 7 bags for $7, then I bought the ribbon at Wal*Mart for under 6 bucks. The basket was old and kicking around in our garage, so we cleaned that up and added the left over ribbon ~ ta-da! I'm feeling kind of crafty now! :)
On Monday I had the students write their 8 vocabulary words on separate index cards, spread them around the top of the desk & let the games begin! They stood up & I called out each definition and they "swatted" each word. I also made up fill-in-the-blank sentences, opposites & "what comes first alphabetically?" etc. They loved it & it allowed them to get their wiggles out!
Please leave me a comment if it was your blog listing the sale, I want to give you credit because I ♥love, ♥love, ♥love this idea! Thanks!


  1. What a great idea! I'm going to modify this for my Kinders. Found your site from the vote for a really good blog. Good luck!!!

  2. I do this too in my room. Call it Vocab Slap but do it with 2 at a time going to the board. The vocab words are on cardstock (laminated) and have magnets on the back. I like your way though of getting everyone involved at the same time!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Excellent idea! Are they still on sale I wonder?

  5. Thanks ladies! I went by yesterday when I saw your question pop up on my phone. 3 for $1 is the regular price & you might have to ask where they are at the store. Our store had them hanging in the pet food section! :)

  6. Like Tara said, I play this two at a time at the front of the room. What a fun idea to let everyone have a set. :)


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