Monday, October 7, 2013

It's time for some cat-EAR-gories.


I promised that I had a few spooky ideas for Halloween this year. This is the first of two DIY projects that I came up with for this year. I found the ears at the Dollar Tree and knew that I had to do something with them. My caseload is full of students with categorization goals and the gross factor is a huge motivator for the boys. 
 All I needed was a Sharpie and several packs of ears. It took about an hour to come up with the Halloween-related categories. (I'm a stickler for wanting my seasonal stuff to stay true to the season.)
My students have to name 3-4 items in the category based off of the ear they pull out of the witch's cauldron. You can throw Ned's Head game pieces in the mix to add the opportunity to target other goals via bonus points (or just say that they get another turn/lose a turn). 

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  1. So fun! I'm guessing your students love using these.

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    1. Yep. They're a big hit with the boys.

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  2. I have these nasty ears and fingers in nasty food colored water on my mantle! haha Love them and what a creative way to use them!

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! That sounds like a really cool way to decorate for Halloween. I wish I could do some decorating but my puppy is going through a "shredding" phrase.

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  3. These are GREAT ideas, Rachel! I'm headed to the dollar store tonight! Any way you would be willing to share the list you came up with for the Cat EAR gories activity?

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    1. Thank you! Here goes the list: fall foods, fall colors, night creatures, spooky sounds, gross things, hiding places, monsters, superheroes, princess essentials, kinds of candy, in a mad scientist's laboratory, potion items, at a festival, at a circus, things to do on Halloween, and in a haunted house.

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