OK, so I have been using TPT strictly as a resource base to help me get through my maiden voyage of a combined 2/3 class. Having never taught either grade, I find myself scrambling to cover both curriculums while attempting to have fun doing it.
With my first upload, I must confess...I have an addiction to Garage Saling and you'll often find me lurking in thirft stores to find cool items for the classroom. This product is one of them...
ThinkBlot is a trademarked game designed by Rob Angel and published in 1997 by Användbart Litet Företag, Mattel and/or Sababa Toys, Inc.
It is designed for adult players but I have simplified the game play to work with younger children, specifically for my grade 2 and 3 combined class.
ThinkBlot is great to encourage kids to think outside the box, use their artistic views and imagination to look beyond what you 'see' and visualize something else. Kind of like reading between the lines or inferencing using images.
Kids then have to use their powers of persuasion to get others to see what they see. They practise negotiating and defending their point of view.
I introduced the game to the whole class by making transparencies of a few of the blots to use on the overhead. Students were put them into pairs (you could have small groups too). I suggested using dry erase boards (or laminated bristol board) with dry erase markers because they are easily available in my classroom. You could use scrap paper or mini chalkboards or whatever.
Hopefully someone out there will be able to use this resource!
I uploaded a pdf but the original is in MS Word if you'd like to tweak it!