Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fly Swatters

My son and I were out and about yesterday and we came across these...

HUGE fly swatters!!  The Dollar Tree had these.  When I saw them I just had to get them.  They are perfect for the sight word game SWAT.  I have always used little fly swatters for this game but now I will use these.  If you don't know what the game of SWAT is, it is a sight word game that you lay the sight word cards all over the floor.  Then you assign the students into two teams.  One person from each team comes up and they get the fly swatter to swat the word that I tell them.  The first person to swat the word gets a point.  The team with the highest points win.  I do give them rules about using the fly swatter, like they can't raise it above their head so the game stays safe.  I am so excited about these swatters that I just had to share with you. 

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  1. The closest Dollar Tree to me is 45 minutes away but they always have the best stuff... I hope they have these at the store near me! I know where I'll be making a trip to this week!

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    1. Gosh, that is a long drive. I have a few of them around me. I hope they have some when you go.

      APril
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  2. These are perfect! Thanks for sharing your great find!!

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  3. It looks like I'm going to have to go by Dollar Tree now! I love SWAT!! My kids BEG me to play it... we only do occasionally thought to keep it special! :)

    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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    1. I switch up the games too so the students stay excited for them. I think these fly swatters will get them more excited.

      April
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  4. Cute game! :) I'll have to stop by the Dollar Store this week.

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice

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    1. Thanks. Yes, the swatters are so cool. I know the students will think they are the greatest thing ever.

      April
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  5. Great Idea...I think that I may incorporate these in with my test prep review. My kids will love it!
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  6. Fly swatters are fun! One year I found big hand shaped fly swatters. Kids loved them.
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    sandi
    rubber boots and elf shoes

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    1. I think I have those hand shaped fly swatters. My kiddos love them too.

      April
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  7. I recently found flyswatters at Wal-Mart where the swatting end actually said SPLAT! They were so cute so of course I bought them with a game in mind (not flies). Now I know what to do with them! Thanks!
    Dana

    Stop by & visit me @ Fun in 1st Grade

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