Beach Ball Shake and Spill

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

Ready for some summer math fun?  Shake and Spill is such an easy little game, and you can adapt it for any season or holiday.  It may be easy, but it’s GREAT math!  Differentiate the activity by choosing a target number appropriate for each student.  Kinder babies can use 5 counters to practice combinations for 5, while first graders can use more counters.  First or second graders could write the entire fact family for their spill.  So simple!

I might be AWOL from bloggyland for a few days.  My son is graduating from high school on Friday night, and I’ve got family coming in town tomorrow.  Notice I said might, because my blog has a pretty strong hold over me.  Ha ha.  I could possibly be sneaking in to blog after everyone goes to bed.  If there’s no new posts for a couple of days, I hope you’ll go back and reread some of my older posts and leave a comment or two.  🙂

Oh, click here to grab your free Shake and Spill.

14 Comments

  1. Amy B

    LOVE this for my class and my son this summer!!!! Have a great weekend and THANKS!!!!!
    Amy

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks, Amy. 🙂

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  2. Bree Williams

    Love this! Thank you! Congratulations on your son’s graduation! What a special time!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks, Bree. Yeah, it’s about to get crazy! 🙂

      Reply
  3. Miller's Flip Flops

    Your link takes me to Google Drive. Is this a new way to access files?

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    • Donna Boucher

      Hmmm, it’s a Google Doc, the same as I’ve been saving them. When I click on it it takes me into the PDF file. From there I can click on File and Download.

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  4. Barbara

    Thanks very much!
    Enjoy your family 🙂

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  5. Gabrielle

    I just found you via the Enchanted Homeschooling link up. Cute idea, my son loves anything that can be considered a game. I’ll be following via Google Reader to see your other great ideas.

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    • Donna Boucher

      Hi Gabrielle! Thanks for stopping over, and I hope your son enjoys the game!

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  6. Veroncia

    That looks like a fun game. Will have to try with my daughter here soon.

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  7. Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

    What a fun game! Both of my kids will love this. Thank you for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop!

    Also congratulations to your son on graduating High School. I am sure that is one of many accomplishments and milestones to come.

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  8. Lisa Morrow

    Just came across this game. My kids love your Quack and Count too. Please let me know if you create recording sheets like in Quack for this game also. Would love to have them.
    Thanks for the great ideas!
    Lisa

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    • Donna Boucher

      They could actually do the recording in their math journal using the Quack and Count sheets as a format. Be sure to check out Winter Mittens Shake and Spill!

      Reply

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