Summer Fun--Linky Party

Okay, so I don't know how to do a linky party, but I got this idea from Sarah at Math = Love: She is showing off all her thrifted toys that will make something come alive in the math classroom. (Be sure to check out her mad "man" Barbie collection for Bungee jumping!) I am adding:

This is Cosmic Wimpout. We take it camping. I dream of having a school league. It is a rummy game. 3 of a pattern gets you 10 times the points: 3 dice with lightning bolts gets you 30 points. 10s and 5's are what they are, and if all six are addable, you get to keep going...

Maya Madness is adding and subtracting negative numbers, but the cool thing, is I started playing it with my own kids when they were 4 years old!

We all know Set, right? Has anyone incorporated it in a cool way?

Anyone figure out anything groovy to do with Rush Hour? Got our game with 4 different sets of cards and cars for $2.00 at the Goodwill.

Found this game at a garage sale for $.80

I had to make this one BIG. This is a family secret...and I am letting you in on it! Four games in one...another we have been playing since the kids were in Pre-School...and believe me, those youngin's are FAST. And it is a great game when you have someone over who doesn't speak English.
There are two sets of cards with all the designs on them, but scrambled. One set is laid out face up all over the table. The other is face down, and whoever's turn it is, gets to call the game: pattern, color, position (way hardest), and shape. Then you flip the card and the first person to find it, keeps the card.It is a rare find, once in awhile I break down and get it on Ebay.

Oops, that one wasn't supposed to in there, but I was so dang mad at this gopher! Little turd. The half eaten one under the kitchen table yesterday obviously didn't cause any alarm with his pals.

Happy Summer Folks!

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  1. I had no idea that any of these games existed, but I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye out for them! And, I love that you play them with your kids, too.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi, I'm Janelle! I am a third year middle school teacher, and I have been browsing through teacher blogs recently. Yours looks fun, so I decided to follow. I am always looking for new ideas, and I always try to share mine when I can!

    -Janelle at

    1. Thanks for stopping in Janelle. Hope you find stuff you can use! If you need anything in particular, let me know!



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