My son, Cayden, went to a friends house and all he could talk about when he got home was this toy called, "The Claw" that he played with. We can never go into Wal~mart without Cayden asking for a dollar to play THAT MACHINE! I am sure that I am not the only mom who has this situation....so I did what any teacher would do....and I had to have that toy for my classroom!
First, I tried my "Vowel Tub Items" in The Claw machine....and they did not work.
Then, I tried "Teddy Bear Counters"...and they did not work!
Finally, I tried "Vending Machine Capsules"...and it worked!
Doesn't every teacher have "Vending Machine Capsules" stored in their closet!?! I bought them about 5 years ago for another activity that I had planned in the classroom. Good thing the set came with like a 1000 capsules. HA!
At the beginning of the school year my students will win a capsule, open it up, and tell the class what letter or number it is. The possibilities of learning fun all year long is endless...
Win 1 capsule and say a word that begins or ends with that letter sound
Win 1 capsule and say the sight word
Win 1 capsule and count on from that number
Win 1 capsule and write about it
Win 2 capsules and see if they make a rhyme
Win 2 capsules and add the numbers together
If you have extra money in your budget...this would be a fun learning experience for your students!
*Warning* This Claw Machine does make noise while in use!
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