***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
***WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN BY HAT METHOD ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2011***
I just LOVE file folder games. Actually, I don’t even end up sticking most of them in a file folder, to be completely honest. I’m too impatient for that. We just cut apart the game pieces and lay the mats out (sometimes I laminate them, but only if I am REALLY in love with the game).
Well, we have been studying some parts of speech around here, and I’ve created a game and theme that my children really enjoy. I’d like to share it with you, but first you should know that a great deal of time and planning and effort went into just this one game. And this file doesn’t just include the game…. There are lots of extension sheets to go with it, to accommodate our very varied learners. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Here’s a quick glimpse into the game:
It’s part of my new series of games about the parts of speech. It’s called Noun Town: Journey to Verb Village. Long title, I know. But I wanted something to inspire some adventure and it seemed to fit the car theme!
In this game, kids are presented with two mats and up to 24 cards at a time. There are two sets of cards. Set one is designed to be simpler to read (for our emergent readers) and set two is a bit harder, for those who have a better handle on sounding out larger words. Students will sort the car cards onto the proper mats based on if the car has a noun or a verb on it. All the verbs are action verbs, but a few of them can also be nouns! This leads to a great discussion about words and their many meanings (tip, for example, can mean to tip over – a verb – or advice – a noun).
Once the words are sorted onto their mats, students choose an extension sheet to complete that matches their card set. There are 4 sheets for each card set, for a total of 8 extension sheets! You can get some mileage out of this game.
Each set of extension sheets includes copy work (definitions of nouns and verbs), coloring, cut and paste sorting, and a sheet for writing down their own selection of nouns and verbs from their sorting mats.
Here’s a quick sample of what you’ll get in the extension sheets:
Now, if you read my post this morning about Ebates.com, you might have noticed a little nugget of information in there. My family is working hard to be able to purchase a home. So while I love to give away my games and printables, projects like this one, which took a great deal of time, will now be offered for purchase.
Oh…. I know. I hear the groaning. Please don’t click away too fast. Hear me out! (And stick around for a freebie! You know I love to give you freebies!)
I promise to keep these games very inexpensive. I know how hard it is to keep to your budget where homeschooling is concerned. I do hope you understand my decision to charge for this and future higher quality games.
Okay, so here’s the deal (and remember there’s a freebie in it for you!)
This game, along with it’s 8 extension sheets, is just $1.00. That’s it! (I’m pretty sure PayPal will take about $0.30 of that Do any of you know a better way to do this without losing that much?) For just $1.00 you can enjoy this game and it’s many benefits with your children. Just click the PayPal Buy Now button and within 24 hours, you’ll have the file in your email!
Click here to purchase JOURNEY TO VERB VILLAGE
(16 pg PDF File – )
Now, you’re wondering about the freebie, aren’t you? Well how about a Giveaway AND a freebie?
I’m going to give away TWO copies of this game! Here’s what you need to do:
1)YOU MUST leave a comment here letting me know you’d like to win! (easy!)
For additional entries, you may do any of the following. Make sure you come back here to let me know what you did. A separate comment for each item is required for it to count and you must include a link where you can for verification.
2)Tweet about this Giveaway and include a link back to this post. (1 entry)
3)Post about this Giveaway on Facebook and link back to this post (1 entry)
4)Blog about this Giveaway with a link back to this post (1 entry)
So there you go. You can have 4 possible entries to win this game. And if you can’t wait, don’t worry. If you purchase the game now and win it on this contest, I’ll refund your purchase!
This contest will remain open for ONE WEEK. So get your entries in by 11:59 PM Eastern, MONDAY OCTOBER 17th 2011. Any entries submitted after this time will not count. I will choose a winner either by using Random.org, or by putting your names in a hat and having my children pick you! It all depends on how many people enter (My kids are hoping for the hat!)
Obviously, my goal is to get the word out about this game, so please let your friends and colleagues know about this site and this Giveaway. The more entries I get on this one, the more Giveaways I’ll be running!
Finally! It’s FREEBIE TIME!
Today, I’m going to give you one of the extension sheets that goes with the game. This will give you an idea of the type of words and work your students will be doing with this game.
I hope you enjoy it and share the link to this post with all your friends so THEY can get the freebie too!
Thank you for reading this really long post and supporting our homeschooling family. We deeply appreciate you!