Partner Cards for Pairing and Groups

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K - 12th
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When you need to randomly pair your students for classwork or form small groups for projects or STEM challenges,use these cards to make it fun! There are a variety of fun ways to pair or group students included in this resource. Students each choose one card and then seek out their pair or group. Cards may be printed at full size or at 2 pages per sheet to save paper.

Partner Cards

  • Food Partners: 30 cards, 15 pairs. Your students will be familiar with most of these examples, as they can go together like peas & carrots or peanut butter and jelly!
  • English Proverbs and Sayings: 30 cards, 15 pairs. Some of these sayings will be known and others might be new! These cards have an image split down the middle, so students can find their match by solving the visual puzzle. Examples include "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" and "Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

Group Cards

  • Groups of 3: 39 cards, 13 groups. What comes in 3s? This is a mixed bag of fun sets of three, such as the Three Little Pigs and Rock, Paper, Scissors.
  • Groups of 4: 32 cards, 8 groups. This is another fun assortment of things that come in fours, such as seasons and basic math operations.

Partner OR Group Cards

  • Color Sets! These cards are provided in sets of 4, but you can remove 1-2 cards to make your own pairs or groups of 3.

Also Included

  • WILD CARDS for each style of card. If you have an odd number of students (for pairs) or a number of students not easily divisible by 3 or 4, use the wild cards for either student free choice or have students see you to seek their assignment.
  • Blank Templates are included so that you can create your own partner or group sets! If you have a classroom theme, you can make your own sets to complement that theme. Ideas include ocean animals, jungle theme, favorite books or movies, etc.
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