Monday, July 31, 2017


Lisa:  This can be a bittersweet time of the year for teachers, especially those mom teachers.  The kids are going back - yay!  But then, so are you - bummer.  Where did the summer go? 

Make this the best Back-to-School season ever by checking out our sale in our KinderLit store beginning tomorrow, Aug. 1 through Wednesday, Aug. 2.  Get 25% off everything in our store when you use the code BTS2017 at checkout.  

Take advantage of this sale and stock up on our KinderLit books and station activities for the entire year!  
Linda: On a recent vacation with my family, my 4-year-old and 6-year-old grandchildren taught me a card game called Eye Found It!  I’m sharing it here because it would make a great station activity or go-to game for those early finishers.  And the best part is that everyone plays all the time!  

There are currently two versions, one with pictures from 12 Disney films and the other with pictures from historic eras.  Ours were purchased at Target and they are also available on Amazon for about $6 - $9.
The cards are two-sided.  The photos are on one side and the reverse side shows one object to find. 
To play, we dealt out 5 cards to each player who put them in a row with the photo side up.  A card from the deck was turned to show an object.  Everyone looked for that object on their cards and whoever found it first called out “Eye found it!” There is more than one card with the photo on it and it doesn't have to be an exact match to the object showing.  Below you'll see we had to look for a wooden wheel but the wheel found was a solid wooden wheel on a wagon!  Then that card was flipped over onto the pile with a second object showing.  Everyone looked for that object next.  The first one to get rid of all 5 cards was the winner! 

Sounds easy but some photos are very small and the children have to look carefully at all the details on their cards.  Hmm, looking for details?  Maybe a reading strategy?  
There is a large board version for playing on the floor but unless you have a large area or table, it’s not as useful for a classroom.   

Wishing you a great school year!

Linda  and  Lisa


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