Friday, February 7, 2014

Building Block Fun

We have had indoor recess after indoor recess and I've noticed that my students have a particular interest in 'building 'this year.  Perhaps it's the new Lego movie coming out or I have a room full of future engineers ;)

In either case, I have a new math station and a freebie to share with you tonight.

First, the new station.  It requires students to work with a partner or small group.  They will roll a dice, add ten and cover the number.  To allow for differentiation I have included a counting on card.  I will have students place the dice on the card then use the ten frame of building blocks to count on.


As you can see there is an I can card included to build student independence and every page is included in color and black & white.


You can find this math station at my TPT store HERE.

Now how about that freebie I mentioned?  I saw a picture on Pinterest of a building block board game and it sparked an idea so I thought I would share with you :)
Students spin the spinner and move up the board following the directions as they travel.  (The building possibilities are endless with just the spinner.)
I have included an I can... card to keep students in task.
The goal is to build the highest tower.

You can download a copy for free HERE.

Now, let's see who's spending a quiet Friday night at home.  I'll send a copy of my Adding 10 activity to the first 3 people who comment on this post :)

112 comments:

  1. I'd love a copy!
    -Andrea
    alwayskindergarten@gmail.com

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  2. What a cute idea! I bet the boys especially will love the Lego theme, although my girls do enjoy building too!

    Karyn
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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    1. I hope they love it :) I just sent you a copy. Enjoy :)

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  3. The boys will eat this up with a spoon!

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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    1. Love you comment :) I just sent you a copy. Enjoy :)

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  4. My boys will love this!!!
    foxysexyroxy10@gmail.com

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  5. I would LOVE a copy- thanks so much!
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  6. My kinder kiddos would LOVE this! Alicia0342@yahoo.com

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  7. Thanks for the free game! My class will love it and we are working on adding one. Thanks so much!!
    Pam
    Mrspspecialties.blogspot.com

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  8. I just found this. I would love a free copy.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by :) If you leave your email i can send it to you or you can follow the link above to download from Google Docs.

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  9. This is an amazing Idea!! I am a new resource room teacher and my students are having a difficult time adding and subtracting. This would be amazing! My email is kira.sexton@aol.com!
    I would love a copy!

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  10. Super jeu pour mes élèves français
    merci

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  11. I really liked this resourse. I am teaching in Norway, is there any chance I could have this in a verrsion that I can translate into Norwegian?

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    1. Hi there, Unfortunately due to copyright regulations on the graphics I am unable to send you the file unless it is secure in a PDF. Sorry!

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  12. I would love a copy! Please send me the copy when you get the chance.
    Kmillevoi@gmail.com

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  13. Great resource, thankyou.

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  14. Anyway to still get a copy? My email is nikki_eft@hotmai..com thank you if you can!

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  15. How do you play this building block game? I'm a little confused. I might want to use it as an activity for my class.

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    1. Hi there, When you download the freebie above there are student directions included. In a nutshell, students move through the gameboard following the directions on the square they land.

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  16. Any chance I can get the resource? It looks amazing for my class!
    roseanne@fishycam.com

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  17. my class would absolutely love this!!! can I please have a copy too??
    loudugmore@gmail.com

    thank you!

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  18. Hi, My class would think this is the coolest! I am on my final prac so it would be so great to have some amazing resources!
    luke@dorff.com.au

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  19. I would love a copy. My Resource Class would live it.
    kjgeorge71@att.net

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  20. I would love a copy. My Resource Class would live it.
    kjgeorge71@att.net

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  21. I would love a copy. My Resource Class would live it.
    kjgeorge71@att.net

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  22. I would like a copy. cowierca@yahoo.com

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  23. Thank you for sharing this. What a super little game.

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  24. This looks great! I would love a copy!
    emarsh@honilands.enfield.sch.uk

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  25. I'd love a copy to play with the kids I babysit!!

    hmcclurg.authement@gmail.com

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  26. This looks a great idea but the down load a copy for free link doesn't seem to be working.

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    1. It seems to be working for me. Just send me an email and I can email it to you if you'd like :) teachwithlaughter@gmail.com

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  27. I would love a copy

    Sternfilk@yahoo.com

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  28. May I have a copy please? This looks great! jplred@Hotmail.com. Thanks!

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  29. What is the difference between 'take' and 'lose'?

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  30. Also, how many lego blocks do you start with? (We are trying to play it now and getting confused).

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    1. Hi there, We start with a pile beside the gameboard. When you 'take' from the pile you add it to your man. Wheb you 'lose' you put back into the pile. Make sense?

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    2. Yes, ok, thank you. I thought take meant to minus off or take away from your already built tower. We will try again tomorrow. Thanks from here in New Zealand :-)

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  31. Hi I'm a student teacher and i just fell in love with the game, I would so love to use it in my class, but I'm confused how to go about playing it. can you please assist with more detailed instruction.

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    1. Hi there, Just start with a pile of Lego bricks and take from the pile to add to your man when you land on those squares and put back bricks when requested to do so When you get to the end see who has built the tallest man! Hope that helps.

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  32. I would love a copy of this - I am setting up our literacy numeracy area for 2016 and this would be a great activity.

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    1. I'd love to send it along - just need your email :)

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  33. If you are still sending it out???? I would LOVE a copy!! Thank you! GToler
    Tolerg@cces.org

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  34. Love this. I too would love a copy. Lizleembruggen@gmail.com. Thank you so much.

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  35. Love it! I would like a copy as well. Please send to - itsajewelrything@aol.com. Thanks so much.

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  36. Hi, this looks great. Please could I have a copy? lisa.cookson@yahoo.co.uk

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  37. candychan899@gmail.com Thanks! Cheers

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  38. Great idea, may I have a copy please?
    blompot05@gmail.com

    thanks!
    Suzanne

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  39. thank you great idea my grandsons are going to love them plus i do aftercare in a school the children love Legos

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  40. thank you great idea my grandsons are going to love them plus i do aftercare in a school the children love Legos

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  41. I love the idea and would really like a copy!!!

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  42. Hello,
    May I please have a copy? I'm homeschooling two boys with Dyslexia in England. They would love it!
    nickysearth@yahoo.co.uk Thank you!

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  43. How do you make the spinner? This looks so neat! I would love a copy! Littleleaflane@gmail.com

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  44. Hello, this is a great resource. Could you please send me a copy? bethanyslavin@msn.com
    Thank you!

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  45. Thanks what a fantastic idea!! I am sure my 17 boys will love it... and my 13 girls ;)

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  46. Thanks what a fantastic idea!! I am sure my 17 boys will love it... and my 13 girls ;)

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  47. this is something kids will love and learn with, thank you.

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  48. Hi, this looks like a fantastic resource! I home educate my 2 children and would love a copy if this please if possible. My email is charleneunderwood11 (at) gmail . com
    Many Thanks

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  49. long term subbing and this is so awesome for end of the year math stations!!!
    janetsayre1@gmail.com
    thanks!!

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  50. Can I have a copy please?
    My e-mail is athinarout@hotmail.gr
    Thank you in advance.☺

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  51. This is wonderful.Thanks so much. I clicked the free download and printed out the game board and spinner. The spinner came out great but the game board did not print the lego background just an outline of color on the first and last space?

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    1. Hi there - sorry that you're having trouble. Please send me your email and I can send it to you that way.
      teachwithlaughter@gmail.com

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  52. good evening from Cape Town
    Would it be possible to send me a copy please.
    thanks lisa

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    1. Hi there - if you're unable to download at the link above just send me your email :)

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  53. Thank you so much from Spain, it's a great idea, my I have a copy, please?

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  58. Hy. I'd love a copyright of this increadible game- for my boys and for my students. We'll have great time with it. Thanks :)))

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    1. Hi there, Without your email I am unable to send - sorry!

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  59. Nice website. I bought wooden blocks games for my kids from the website www.sumblox.com.its helps to become my kid for mentally strong. Thanks you

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    1. yes! I have also checked. You are right Ms Mary.. My daughter love this stuff. Thanks

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  61. This would be so perfect for my kindergarten class i am student teaching in... Can I please get a copy of this sent to my email jessica.wood01@aol.com

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