Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Plastic Heart FREEBIE

Did you snag yourself a set of heart containers from the Dollar Tree? Have you decided what you will do with them yet? I made mine into the math tub below but Cara and Abby also have some great ideas you should check out.

Partners each pick a heart out of a Valentine's gift bag. Each partner counts their coins and writes it on their line. Then the partners decide if a greater than or less than sign should go in the circle. The player with the larger amount wins that round. After putting the coins back in their heart and putting it aside, they each draw another heart out of the bag and follow the same procedure for the second round. After 5 rounds, the player who won the most rounds is the winner! Just make sure when you put the coins in the hearts that you make them all different amounts. You don't need numbers on the hearts unless you want to make an answer key. 
Sorry for the glare. I try to conserve paper whenever possible (I do work at an environmental science magnet after all) so my students use these dry erase sleeves. Click below to get your copy. And remember, comments make my day! :-)

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  1. How cute, I love it! And the title too :)

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. I agree with Teri! I love it :) We've really been reviewing this in 2nd and I love how cute it turned out :) Have a great rest of your day!

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  3. I love this idea! It is super cute, and I like that you make it environmentally friendly. I am definitely going to look into the dry erase sleeves. Thanks for sharing.


  4. I am sooooooo glad I picked up a couple bags of those hearts. It's a teacher thing - for that "I can do something with these...". hehe Thank you for sharing - off to fill those hearts!

  5. I kept seeing so many cute ideas for those so I HAD to go get some at Target tonight. Thankfully they were still there! Thanks for your great ideas, as always! :)

  6. I love this!! Thanks for sharing!!! :)
    Can't wait to hear what you think about the website.

  7. I bought those hearts just last week. I love this activity. Thanks!

  8. So I copied the wrong link in my earlier comment. Ooops. Just ignore that! :) Thank you!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  9. Such a fun idea! I am your newest follower.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  10. Thanks for the freebie! I'd love it if you came to check out my blog- I'm having a giveaway at the moment too!

    Krazy About Kiddos