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Well, hello!  Thanks so much for visiting the Blog Hoppin' crew today. You get to hear from little old me on this fine Thursday . . . Kelley Dolling from Teacher Idea Factory.

First up, you still have a few more hours to SCORE BIG in the BONUS DAY SALE over at TPT.  (That was a lot of caps, but it just felt right for some reason.)  All of the Blog Hoppers have oodles of great goods on sale.  

Alright . . . on to business.  I was searching my files trying to come up with something stellar to share this month and I dug up this gem.  I came out with this Freebie during the 11th hour of that special spring reading week and it didn't get too much play last year.  Well, I am here today to try and give it a fair shake.  So, without yammering on a moment more . . . I bring you a Silly Star-Belly Tea Party.  

Alright, so here's the 4-1-1 on this guy.  I was putting the finishing touches on a Crazy "Circus Cat" packet and I got to thinking about the "Doctor" and one of my favorite stories.  Those star-bellied creatures came to mind and the noggin started churnin'.  To tie into this great story, I came up with a fun twist on your basic tea party activity.  Sure, you can hold a card and look for its mate during a run of the mill match up activity.  BUT . . . what if you tape the cards to your students' bellies??!!  Um, yup!  Let's have a tea party Sneetch Style.  And, while we are at it, let's make it a FREE and EDITABLE party . . . how ya like them hardcover books??!

In this silly game, I pre made a set of star-belly sum cards.  The goal is for students to hunt around the room in search of kids who have the same sum on their tummies.  This may not be what you are looking for at this time of year, so I made it EDITABLE.  Maybe you want to roll with a parts of speech match up, synonym ditty, or a fact family hunt?? That's a-okay.  Simply open up the blank version in this download, toss some text boxes in the stars, type way, and print!

Sound like something you might want to use during that first week of March . . . hint, hint??!!  CLICK HERE to score this fun FREEBIE :)

If you are looking for other CCSS items that are cat related, take a little look-see at this 
collection.  This one was designed for 1st and 2nd grades (the standards are listed) and it has great "kitty themed" flavor.  

Alright, I'm in and out today.  I hope you have a great rest of the week. Thanks again for taking the time to pop in to see us!  I'll catch you again next month.  

1 comment:

  1. Uhmm, fabulous Sneetches idea! I can't wait to prep it AND play it!