Swat ~ A Great Vocabulary Game!

SWAT FLY SWATTERS! 
These fly swatters 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! :)
To play SWAT, have the students write their vocabulary words on separate index cards, spread them around the top of the desk & let the games begin! They stand up & I called out each definition and then they "swat" each word. I also make up fill-in-the-blank sentences, opposites & "what comes first alphabetically?" etc. My students love it & it allows them to get their wiggles out!
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  1. Those are cute fly swatters! I may just have to take a quick field trip too! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. I saw those too at my store, but I had passed on them as I bought several at another dollar store for $1 each! Bummer! Those are so much cuter - they look like blossoms!
    I use these in the same way but for the answer to math problems...my 3rd graders love it!
    I might have to go back and get those cute ones!
    Diane
    schoolhousetreasures

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  4. Wonderful hands-on and active learning strategy/game! Great Job!

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  5. I am going to have to get some of these tomorrow. I have had my students play similar games, but this is a cute one as well. Diane, I like your idea about using this game for math answers as well. There are so many variations. Yahoo!

    -Mo

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  6. I love this idea!! I am new at blogging and I love finding new bogs to follow. Could you come and check out my blog?

    Http://jules416.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad you liked it, I am your newest follower and on Pinterest too! I really enjoyed reading your blog. Have a great rest of the summer!
      ~Fern

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  7. LOVE THIS!!! Went on my "field trip" today and got some. They fit our school theme of "planting" too. I can't wait to try this!

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    1. So glad you liked it and was able to work it into your school theme! Have a great rest of the summer!
      ~Fern

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  8. Those are the cutest fly swatters I have ever seen!! I used to play this game with my sixth graders vocabulary words but only had 2 swatters that came to the board to compete and swat the cards. I am your newest follower and would love for you to check out my blog!!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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