Friday, July 22, 2011

Math Fun with Potato Heads

After playing and building Potato Heads with my own two kids, I brainstormed an addition game to play with my first graders. (School seems to always be on the brain!) Enjoy the free download for your classroom by clicking on the wonderful creation my kids made for Mrs. Potato Head's photo shoot! I would love to hear from you if you download the game by leaving me a comment!



17 comments:

Shauna said...

I think that is very clever. What a way to incorporate the Potato Heads into addition. I now have a new math work station. Thank you for sharing.

Tracy said...

OMG...HOW FUN!!! headed out to get another HEAD for school!!!

Dana Jordan said...

I LOVE Mr. Potato Head!! This will be on my shopping list today. I am getting excited about school starting.

Dana
http://simplyinspiredtoteach.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

What a creative idea! Love it! I am SO using this with my firsties! Just put out a plea on my facebook to see if my friends/family have Potato Heads to donate to my class. (Wish I had kept my kids'! We used to have tons!). Thanks for sharing!!

Primary Inspired

CindyL said...

I love your idea. I am going to buy a couple of potato heads for my second grade classroom and modify a bit. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy

Rachel Lynette said...

Terrific idea! Kids will really love this! For an extra challenge, kids could try to add up all the parts on their completed potato heads.

-Rachel
Minds in Bloom

Duff said...

Going to look for Potato Heads today! Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

What a cute idea! I don't know if I can afford enough Potato Heads for a center but I'll keep in in mind. Thanks for the freebie, I teach at a Title One school and really have no budget for supplies and the families can't afford to buy anything so the teachers wind up buying everything from pencils to hand sanitizer. These things tend to take priority over the units I dream about on TpT. Moral of the story; the free downloads are much appreciated!

tmarie said...

Very cute! Now I wonder if my kids will miss their potato heads.....

Caitlin said...

I love love love this! I can't wait to try it out. I am a new follower.

Mindy said...

Thanks for sharing...I was also wondering if my kids would miss their potato head!

Pinkyblue said...

This is the cutest idea ever! Thanks for sharing. Went right out and looked for some potato heads. Kmart has the extra potato heads for $7.50 right now. I know what I'll be looking for at garage sales. :)

Amy said...

How fun! I will be using it with my k kids when we do addition next spring. Thank you for sharing. amy

meesabelle said...

This is great! Now I need some potato heads and parts!
First Grade Frame of Mind

hellocupcake said...

I love this idea! Wish I had snagged that Potato Head at the thrift store last week, there were two heads in the bag and tons of body parts.

Mrs. Geary said...

What a wonderfully motivating math game! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kendra at Light a Candle

Jan said...

This is such a cute activity!! Now to find some Poatato Heads. Thanks for sharing!