I am Thankful for ...

I am Thankful for many things!

But today it is the children and teachers all over the world who use my games and activities, that I am most thankful for!

I really enjoy creating resources that make learning fun and my motivation and inspiration comes from the people who use my games!

To show my gratitude, I have lots of Freebies for Thanksgiving fun in the classroom!

Here are the I am thankful for ... Writing Prompt Freebies.
You can download these from my Teachers Pay Teachers store at
If you want Thanksgiving math then these Thanksgiving Bump Games my be just what you need!
A subtraction bump game and a multiplication bump game. You can find this at
Then if you want more I also have a Turkey Math Game at
In this game the players compare 2, 3 or 4 digit numbers as they race the turkeys to the corn!
I also have loads more Thanksgiving math games also in my grade by grade collections!


These games include both Thanksgiving math board games and also Thanksgiving math game sheets!
All games are No Prep print and play games! :)  
These cute Thanksgiving Math Friends also make a great display!
You can see more about them at


Halloween Math Fun!

Halloween is a great opportunity to have some fun in math while the children still do worthwhile activities!
Halloween and math make a great partnership! I doubt that there is any other theme that will motivate as much a Halloween will!
There are loads of simple games and ideas that you can use that will combine math and Halloween!
These simple Tic Tac Toe games are soooooo easy to create! You just need some plastic spiders or bats and a grid drawn on paper!
These math challenges are easy to create too! We used the poster above for 2 different activities.
1. Find as many combinations of 2 or 3 numbers that add to 31 (for October 31 of course)!
2. Find sets of 3 numbers where 2 of the numbers add to the third number!
Find as many as possible for each! Winner is the person with the most!
Our winners received a plastic spider! :)

These are our Halloween Math Place Value Friends! There are friends for 2 digit numbers to 5 digit numbers for each of the 6 characters. They come in both color and black and white for the children to color their own!
There are also lots and lots of printable games in these Halloween grade by grade collections!
You will find these at -
Here are a few -



Halloween Bump Game Freebies!
I also have some free Halloween Bump Games at -
So why not make this Halloween a Fun Math Halloween! At least this might take their minds off candy and trick or treating for a little while!!!!! :)


10,000 Followers Celebration FREEBIES!

Hi everyone!

I am really excited to have reached 10,000 followers on TpT recently! It truly is hard believe! And of course I have to thank all of those who have helped me! That’s why I have decided to celebrate with 7 days of Freebies! 


10,000 Follower Celebration - October 21-27

Each day I will have a Surprise Freebie as one of my paid products becomes a freebie for the day!
From October 21-27, 2015, you can download 7 of my paid products – one each day – for free! 
I want each day to be a surprise so I am not going to tell you what the Freebies will be but...

Here is a hint for each day!
Day 1 - You will really Fall for this!
Day 2 - Bump, Bump, Bump!
Day 3 - Kids will FLIP over these!
Day 4 - Not a worksheet in SIGHT but lots of GAMES!
Day 5 - The games are Multiplying!
Day 6 - Just Print and Play!
Day 7 - It's time to give THANKS!

By the end of this week of giveaways, you will have more than 100 games and activities!

All you have to do is visit my store to see what it is and click download! It really is that easy!

Here is the link to my store –

Just visit my store each day from October 21-27 and click on the Celebration image to download your Freebie of the day! 

I really hope that you and the children enjoy these games!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Halloween Writing Prompts!

Halloween is a fantastic motivator for getting kids to write!

That's why I have created a few things that you can use to get kids enthusiastic about writing this Halloween.

           Halloween Writing Prompts  

They can write spooky stories, recipes for witch's brews, safety hints for trick or treating, list ideas for Halloween parties or even facts and opinions about Halloween!

Sometimes all they need is a sentence starter to get their imaginations firing! 

Halloween Writing Quilt

If you would like to get kids writing and creating an interesting display of their writing, then you will love the Halloween Writing Quilt Squares.

Their are 7 quilt squares to choose from and can you use them all or use just one.

The children do the writing activity on the sheet then color the small quilt squares.

They then cut out the large square and these can be displayed with their classmates' squares to make a large Halloween Quilt display with their writing and their coloring.

The Halloween Writing Quilt Squares are available from my Teachers Pay Teachers store at

If you would like to create a Halloween Quilt with your class you can get the Halloween quilt squares at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Halloween-Writing-2135822

31 Spooky Halloween Writing Prompts

I have listed 31 Halloween Writing Prompts below the image but you can also download a pdf of this image from this link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B22L3xCcFjIydURKWmVQaFVaV0U/view?usp=sharing

1. Write a recipe for a witch’s brew.

2. Create an advertisement to sell a haunted house.

3. Write a letter to a vampire convincing it to come to your Halloween party.

4. Plan a Halloween party. List who you will invite, food and games.

5. Create a game to play with a pumpkin.

6. Design a haunted house.

7. Give 5 facts and 5 opinions about bats.

8. Give 5 facts and 5 options about candy.

9. Describe the ultimate Halloween costume.

10. You are going to interview a witch. Write 10 questions you would ask.

11. Would you rather be friends with Frankenstein or Dracula? Why?

12. If a jack-o-lantern could speak what would it say?

13. Halloween has been cancelled this year. Give 5 reasons why this might happen.

14. What is the best Halloween you have ever had?

15. Describe a perfect Halloween. What would you do? Where would you go?

16. Which of these would you like to have visit you, a ghost, a mummy or a skeleton?

17. Write an acrostic poem for Halloween, monster, Frankenstein or haunted house. 

18. A zombie is on the lose and you have to stop it. What will you do? 

19. Do you prefer Halloween or Christmas? Give 7 reasons why? 

20. Which would be the best pet for a witch, a spider, a bat or a cat? Why?

21. If candy were banned on Halloween, what could be given instead. 

22. If I could fly …

23. If I were a ghost I …

24. I was putting on my Halloween costume when I heard a howling sound. 

25. Suddenly the jack-o-lantern started to speak and I …

26. It was a dark and stormy night when we suddenly …

27. I couldn’t believe my eyes but standing in front of me was …
28. I ran faster and faster but the … was still chasing me.

29. If I had a flying broomstick, I …..

30. We were walking through the cemetery when we heard …

31. The strange sound was coming from under the bed so I … 

I hope this give the kids something to write about!

Equation Maker Games

I call these games Equation Maker games.
I have used these for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They are really simple to draw up if you want to make your own or I have some premade ones available in my Math Board Games sets.
To make an addition one, you just need to draw 3 blocks then add the addition sign and equals sign. Put in the numbers that could make addition equations and it is ready to play.
The players make equations by covering one number in each set on a turn, e.g. 3+9=12. As there are fewer and fewer numbers, it becomes more and more challenging until the winner is the last one who can make an equation. These are simple to make but also a great challenge for the kids to play!  
Here is an addition version. 
This one is for subtraction.
This also works for multiplication!
This is one for division.   
You can also make the numbers larger as in the addition game below to make the game more challenging.   
If you would prefer some premade games, I have included Equation Maker games in some of my Math Board Games sets.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Addition-221085   https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Addition-221085
These addition games are from Addition Board Games.
These subtractions versions are from Subtraction Board Games.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplication-236663   https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplication-236663
The Multiplication ones are in Multiplication Board Games.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Division-238135   https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Division-238135
These division games are from Division Board Games.
Whether you want to make your own or use some of the games in my Math Board Games sets, these really are worthwhile trying with the kids! I hope you and the kids enjoy them!
Till next time!