games into academic lessons ignites the fun factor, makes instruction
multisensory and grabs the attention of even the most discouraged learners. I, too, enjoy the creative process
and love pulling out my craft and scrapbook materials, so the new game of the
week brings excitement and wonder into the classroom. This week, I created the Fun House
Money Game to help students develop their skills identifying and adding
pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.
pieces (I purchased the shuffle
board pieces on Amazon and included the link below.)
nickels, dimes and quarters. You
can also use this same game for fractions, or other numerical denominations.
the colorful box at the end of a table or melamine shelf. Then, give each player twelve marbles
or shuffle board pieces. Next, decide
who goes first, and take turns trying to get the marbles/shuffle board pieces
into the doorways of the box. When
a marble enters the box, have that player select the correct change from the
change basket. Once one of the players has rolled all their marbles into the
box the game is over and all the players add up their change. The winner is the player with the
I hope you enjoy this idea! I would love to hear your thoughts!!
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She is also the director of Learning to Learn, in Ossining, NY. To learn more about her products and services, you can go to www.goodsensorylearning.com www.dyslexiamaterials.com and www.learningtolearn.biz