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Friday, June 28, 2013

Muffin Tin Learning Games

I am so excited about my newest little packs Muffin Tin Learning Games {Letters & Sounds} & {Colors, Shapes, & Patterns}.  My girls at home have already been using them and I must say they LOVE them.  Daughter 2 wants to do them all the time, and Daughter 1 is begging me to get my "harder" packs done so she can play too!  :)  I've already got a long list of Muffin Tin games to make.  This is going to be an on-going center in my classroom this year.  We already do counting and sorting with muffin tins, but I wanted to have something deeper for it because the kiddos love it and it's hands-on which I LOVE!!  I do not have any recording sheets with these packets because I want it to be simply hands-on & FUN!  Ahhh!  Here are a few pics of my girls using them.  

Daughter 2 using the Letter Matching game.  

Daughter 1 using the beginning sounds game...

Here, she is using manipulatives from Lakeshore Learning's Sound Tubs.  These games are perfect for the mini manipulatives!  

I love these games because the muffin tins allow students to carry them easily from place to place without losing the pieces.  Also, if you like, students can leave their game as they finish allowing you to check it later in the day.  
Another great thing, is these are perfect for Intervention or small groups.  Once you introduce the game, the concept stays the same so it can become an independent station almost right away.  
Like I said before, I have a list of games to make so stay tuned.  Also, I will be showing how to store these games in a super cute way coming soon!  

What do you think?  


  1. I am so going to get some muffin tins at dollar tree tomorrow...then of course I'll have to get your sets! Too cute!

  2. I love this idea and the many ways you can change and differentiate the activities!

  3. I think they are awesome! Can't wait to try them out...

  4. I loved your point about the objects staying in the tins when the kids move them to show you or go to a different place for you to check later...that's so helpful!

  5. Genius!!! And I agree with Michelle, love the idea of the items STAYING in their spot! :)

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  6. Well, that is brilliant! A lot of us do this with math already---I just did the "I should have had a V-8" head slap. Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to see what else you come up with. Great for the beginning of the year.

    Liesl in VA

  7. These are *darling*...I saw you posted them on TpT and I was so happy to see them "in action!" These will be perfect to start of the year with! Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Julie,
    Love your blog and your units! I would love to know what order you do your units throughout the year.

  9. I absolutely LOVE this idea!! Do you have a trick for cutting/punching out the circles so they stay circles? I can only imagine how long it would take to cut them out with scissors--eek! Thanks!

  10. I love this activity. I would definitely like to try this out. I have some very weak 3rd graders that need all of this.


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