As I was packing up my room for the summer, I reorganized all of my word work games. I would love to show you a picture of the shelf that all of my games go on, but they move every piece of furniture from our rooms into the hallway for the summer. Which means I used a whole forest full of bulletin board paper and 3 rolls of masking tape to cover up every shelf so those little dumplings who use our building for camp during the summer don't sneeze on, touch, look at or breathe near any of my precious belongings.
Most of my games are stored in photo storage boxes. I buy them for about $2 each at JoAnn Fabrics with my coupons/teacher discount. I like them because they are clear and I use clear packing tape to attach the title and/or directions to the lid of the box. My students have been using them for about 5 years and not one has ever broken (so far).
Here are a few pictures of one of my games in one of my photo storage boxes.
This game is from my Alien Zap Dolch Sight Word Games set.
You can find the Alien Zap Dolch Word Games by clicking on the image below.
I also recently scored these polka dotted reusable sandwich bags at Target. They came in a pack of 3 for $1. Yippee! They are made of vinyl and have a velcro closure (easy to use and windexable - double yippee).
I'm going to try these for my new Funky Fun Vowel Games. The bags are nice and thin, which would allow me to store lots more in each of the bins on my word work shelf.
You can find my Funky Fun Vowel Games by clicking on the image below. I have several short vowel products and long vowel products. There are 5 different games in this set. The games were made for students who are ready to sort long vowel words and pictures and for students who need practice discriminating between long/short vowels.
Here are photos of 2 of the games.
Vowel Sticks from the Funky Fun Vowel Games.
Short and Long Vowel Clip It! from Funky Fun Vowel Games.
I'd love to hear about how you store your games.
Still packing for that 17 day camping trip. Yes, I will have a shower, running water and electricity. But, doesn't 17 days in the woods still count as roughin' it? It does for me.
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And...please share how you store your games?