Monday Made It

Monday, June 15, 2015
I'm so excited to be linking up for a Monday Made It ~ it's been a while and I love seeing how creative everyone is...for some inspiration be sure to visit:
Tara at 4th grade Frolics to join in on the fun!

So today I have been stuck at home and made just 1 project but - it will be SO much fun for my kiddos so I'm very excited!

I'm switching from an owl theme to a pirate theme this year and I think it will be perfect for my 3rd graders!  My kids and I love to play a game called Trash Can Spelling. { If you haven't heard of it - I blogged about it here }

Anywho ~ I saw this cute idea on pinterest and knew I could use it along with my Trash Can Spelling game.  

All I needed was a :
* cork board
* black duct tape
* red duct tape
* pirate dress up hooks
* 80's style black rubber bracelets
* glue gun/sticks
* scissors

So I cut small pieces of the black duct tape and made a trail like this:

Then I cut 2 pieces to make the X from red duct tape.  I hot glued the hooks on the trail part and there you go!  Simple, fun easy and a #pinterestwin

How do you like it?!?

I'm sure you can incorporate something like this into almost any theme you have in your room.  It's perfect for those 10 minutes before the bell.  Ask kids how to spell words, answer a math problem etc.  If they get it right they earn the chance to throw a bracelet.  They eat this stuff up!


  1. Love reading this and it got me interested more so I had to go read about your trash can spelling:) Love it! It's always fun to find new ways to change things up and make things fun for the kids! My kids this past year loved spelling games:) Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Agggghhh!!! Sounds like a fun time Matey!!!

  3. This is GREAT!!!! I can't wait to find out more about what you do in your room! Thanks for stopping by my place! I am now following you as well!

  4. Oh, I LOVE this!! Awesome job!!