Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rudolph's Crazy Cookie Exchange

I loved those Christmas Cookie graphics so much that I made another game!  This one is called Rudolph's Crazy Cookie Exchange Game.

It's a card game that will work for 2-3 players if you print it as-is, or 4-5 players if you print out an extra sheet of cookies.

The object of the game is to be the first player to share all of your cookies by following the directions on the game cards.  You can read all the rules below for complete instructions, and continue to scroll down for a quick look.



This is what the game looks like when it is set up:



Players start with 5 cookies in their own Cookie Stash.  They choose them from the center pile before the game begins.  Players take turns drawing a card and following the direction on the card.




In the example above, the player drew a card that stated that Granny wants a red cookie.  The player chooses a cookie from his Cookie Stash that matches the description and places it on Granny's plate.  If he does not have one that matches, he finds one from the center pile to give to her instead.


Sometimes the card will tell you that the character DOESN'T want specific colors or shapes of cookies.  The player must remove the cookie or cookies from the character's plate that match the description and place them back in his Cookie Stash.

Sometimes a player will draw a card that gives them special instructions.  Some of the cards direct players to put cookies back in the pile or to trade cookies between the characters.  And some tell you to give two of your cookies away.  The SWAP! cards mean that the player must move all of one character's cookies to the other character's plate, and vise versa.




Play continues until a player shares all of his or her cookies.  It's fun, and not as easy to get rid of your cookies as you'd think!

I've played this game several times already.  It worked GREAT for working on medial alveolars with a third grade girl, and for several others working on /s/ or /r/.  I plan to use it with a child to work on negatives such as "don't" and "doesn't" as well.  How about using it with kids who are working on following directions that include adjectives?  You could make the game more challenging for your language processing kiddos by reading the cards to them without letting them see the pictures, too. There are lots of possibilities!

Do you like this game? You can find it at my TpT store.


Whew!  I think I'm done making games for a few days!  Graphics credit again goes to Scrappin' Doodles for their wonderful Christmas Cookie collection and Granny Swallowed Christmas.  Credit for the plates goes to my son, Jake!  What will I do when he moves out???

Fa La La La La!

Pam

46 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these cute activities! How do we download and print it? I can't get it to work. sdjiles@hotmail.com

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    1. What device are you using to download it? I've heard that people using iPhones are having some difficulties with some of my downloads. I'm not sure why. I just checked it, and it worked for me on my Mac by just clicking "here" and then when it downloads, just clicking "print". Do you use dropbox? I could put it in a file there if you'd like. Or you can request that it be shared through google docs. Sorry!

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    2. I sent you the link from google docs. Let me know if it works :-)

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  2. THANK YOU!!! As soon as my printer ink from Amazon comes in I will be printing these off!

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  3. Thanks so much for this game. Truly appreciate any help with activity planning during this crazy month!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope it works well for you :-)

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  4. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. You're welcome :-) I'm fresh out of ideas for a while though now. I don't know how you guys continue to create so many great things one right after the other! You ARE a superwoman!

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  5. So fun! Thanks!!!!

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this great game!

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    1. Did you get it to download? I got your other message, too.

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  8. These games are so cute!! Thank you so much for sharing them!!!

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    1. I downloaded the Santa's Cookie Exchange game this morning and used it with my students today. It was such a cute game and I also found it great for reinforcing math based concepts such as more than, fewer, greater, most , least, all and none with the younger kiddos. Thanks to Pam for being so generous in sharing these "Freebies".

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  9. Thank you! This looks really fun. I'm excited to try it next week.

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  10. Too cute!! I also use a Mac, but when I click on here, it says it's an error. Any suggestions?

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    1. There seems to be a server error that's happening for some people. Sorry! I could email you a copy if you'd like, just give me your email address. Thanks!

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  11. I really appreciate you sharing this resource for free! Happy Holidays! :)

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  12. I'm having trouble downloading it too. It keeps saying "error" when I click on the "here" button to download it. Any suggestions?

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    1. There's a server error for some people trying to download. I'm not sure why. Sorry! It's frustrating! I could email you a copy of the original document if you'd like. Just leave your email address and I'll get right on it!

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  13. Hi Pam- I would love to have this cute activity, but I am also getting the server error. I saw that you were being extra sweet and emailing it...if you are still offering it by email, it's katers1975@hotmail.com

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  14. I haven't had any issues downloading. I just came across your blog and love all your great ideas! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad you like it :-)

      Thanks, too, for letting me know that the downloads worked for you. Were you by chance logged into your Google account at the time? We're just trying to figure out what's going on with the errors.

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  15. Hi Pam. I'm also getting the server error. I don't have a google account. I was able to get the Santa's cookie exchange game though, just not the Rudolph one. My email is tashavirgo@hotmail.com. Thanks so much for sharing! I am excited to use your materials. :0)
    Natasha

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  16. Hi Pam! Love the game! I had trouble accessing it, but was able to after I signed into my google account. Thanks!
    Tracey Froemke

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    1. Tracey, thanks for letting me know. Hopefully these errors will be resolved soon!

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  17. Hi! I love this game but can't get the file to open! Could you e-mail it to me? missmandyprek@gmail.com Thanks!

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  18. Thank you for the cute freebie!!! Love the images and cool game idea!

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  19. Thank you very much for your lovely sharing! I love your idea...

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you like it.

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  20. Hi. I'm also having trouble downloading and printing.

    lmckee@y115.org

    Thanks!

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    1. Bummer! I thought the issue was resolved! Look for an email from me soon.

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  21. Used it yesterday with some Kinders... LOVED it!

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  22. I am not sure how to print this. Can you email it to me ?
    sokolyj@monashores.net

    thank you !!

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  23. This is such a cute game. And great practice for the /k/ and some language concepts. Thank you for sharing! I think the same type of game concept could be done with a pirate theme, but I don't have the skills to do it.

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    1. I bet you DO have the skills! Sounds like a cute idea. You should give it a try!

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  24. I used this for the first time today and my students are loving it! Thank you!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad they liked it. It is often requested by my students, too. Thanks for letting me know :-)

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  25. Thanks for sharing! I can't seem to download it though. dibenm@gmail.com

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