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Friday, 26 April 2013

Make a Spinny Game / Center

 
Got some old CDs and DVDs laying around? Some that are scratched or .....ahem... "not used" (like the postnatal fitness DVD that bit the dust today in my house).
 
Give them new life - help them to become nifty little games for learning numbers and other essential content.
 
I first blogged about our Spinny Centers in July of 2012 and I have been wanting to get back to them for a while ... a few things have kept me busy.
 
My dad and I worked out, after several days and a few test models that using sandpaper on the back of old DVDs will make them spin super fast in their cases. You need to make the back nice and scratchy.
 
 
Print a nice new cover for the disc and some game boards and you have yourself a 'Spinny Center'. My daughter LOVES these! Especially the 'spinning' part!
 
Here is our latest in the collection, to help with numbers to 20.
 
 
Apart from plastic counters/chips, everything for this game can be kept inside the DVD case, ready for use.
 
Players in this game, spin a number and check to see if it is located on their game board.
 
 
 
 
You can find our new Spinny Centers at TpT!
 
 
 
 
To find more great "Take and Make' ideas, head over to Cynthia's blog!
 
 
 


7 comments:

Stefanie Galvin said...

You have such clever ideas! <3

Stef
Miss Galvin Learns

Les Vrolyk said...

What a totally brilliant idea! I love it!
Les
The Puzzle Den

Amanda said...

Love this!! Such a smart idea. I'm sure I have some blank DVD cases hanging around here!

Amanda
First Grade Garden

Mrs Ward said...

"Clever" is your super power, isn't it Mel? !! xJody

Cynthia said...

Mel,
This is such a fantastic idea!!!

Thanks so much for linking up!

Cynthia
2nd Grade Pad

Tarita said...

Wow! Great idea!!! I will be trying this one out.

Tarita
Papers, Pencils and Books, Oh My!

Debra Kristi said...

Brilliant idea. I featured your post with link on my blog today. Best of luck to you!

Debra Kristi ~ Live in reality. Play on the other side.