Use with your FACS, Home Ec, life skills, or textiles class to review the symbols on a care label. There are 18 cards included, as well as cut and pastable images so you can add/delete/adjust the cards to fit your needs. There is also a visual and written answer key. Being able to interpret these symbols is like speaking a language; we must understand them in order to take proper care of our clothing!
Print the cards on card stock for a sturdy final product!
Cards are differentiated to suit multiple ability levels: some cards have more symbols and in varying levels of difficulty.
How the Game is Played:
Review Game: Pair students up after a lesson on garment care symbols. On looseleaf, out loud, or on the white board, students must "translate" the symbols into normal terms.
Instructional Game: Each student receives a card. Students can use their "Guide to Fabric Care Symbols" sheet to interpret each card, and can write their answers on looseleaf. After a designated amount of time, students can rotate cards. The Guide to Fabric Care Symbols is reproducible and available on http://www.cleaninginstitute.org/clean_living/guide_to_garment_care_symbols.aspx
Happy washing, and here's to no more laundry mishaps!