I had many card games scattered around here and there and I was sick and tired of searching for them when I needed them. I had to get my act together and find a way organize all those card games to save time and my sanity!
Classroom Card Games
I used to use plastic zip top bags to store my many card games but they don’t last and eventually end up scattered all over the place.
In the past, I have used VHS cases to store card games but those are more difficult to come by now.
Card Game Ideas
Here are some ideas for using flash cards and card games:
- Put them in centers
- Have students play the games with big buddies (upper grade friends that visit the classroom)
- Have volunteers use them in one-on-one tutoring sessions
- Send them home in Buddy Bags
In the picture at the top of this post you can see my shape memory card game. I bought two sets of shape cards at the dollar store and one plastic container that was the perfect size.
I typed the instructions to the game on a mailing label and attached them to the inside lid of the box.
Soap Dish Storage Container
Sometimes I create my own card games like the one pictured above using student pictures and names. To create this game I cut index cards to fit inside a soap dish that I purchased at Wal Mart for $1.
This is a memory game I use at the beginning of the year to help students get to know each other and learn each other’s names. The instructions for this game are printed on a mailing label and attached to the bottom of the soap dish.
Lunch Box Card Storage Container
I found these cute lunch boxes at the Target Dollar Spot that are perfect for storing card games. Place a label on the outside of the box to remind you what game is stored inside.
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