For the purpose of mathematics and some reading instruction, I have three centers in my classroom that consist of one-to-one instruction, small-group instruction, and a leisure time table. When students are not receiving individualized or small-group instruction on a given topic or IEP goals, they are participating in leisure activities. These learning "games" always relate back to the topic that we are discussing, but they allow the students to participate in more motivating activities while still learning the content.
While the students often have access to a variety of puzzles and board games, one staple feature of the leisure time center is memory games. With each new topic or theme, I create a set of adapted Boardmaker cards that can be used by the students to play concentration (sometimes referred to as memory). All of my students enjoy playing concentration and while it works on reinforcing vocabulary, it also helps students to work on social skills and fine motor skills.
In this bundle, you will find concentration games for over ninety (90!!) different themes and topics. Topics include:
- Major Holidays
- Alphabet, Colors, and Numbers
- Math Concepts such as Time, Money, Shapes, and Fractions
- Science Concepts such as Animals, Space, Weather, and Nutrition
- Leisure Activities such as Sports and Hobbies
- Social Studies Concepts such as Community Helpers and Landforms
- Dolch Nouns List
These cards are perfect not only for use as a concentration game, but can also be used for words walls or flash cards. There are so many ways to incorporate these cards into your instruction and they are available for such a low price!!
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