Have you ever wanted a big game that gets your students up and moving? I've got an easy solution for you - shower curtains! Just check the dollar store or home store for a shower curtain liner. Cheap and easy. I found mine at Meijer for $3. They come in multiple colors but I chose white. My package said 70x72" vinyl magnetic liner. To paint on it, I decided to use my new set of neon Kwik Stix. If you haven't heard about Kwik Stix yet, they are amazing tempera paint sticks. Imagine painting with a glue stick - no paintbrush, no water, no mess. They are so easy! You can read more about them HERE. When The Pencil Grip company offered to send me a neon set to try out, I knew I had to use them for this project.
I created a shower curtain mat for my religious education students with a giant rosary on it. This allowed them to walk around the rosary as they prayed.
I also made an alphabet version for my girls. I wrote upper and lowercase letters all over it in all different sizes and colors. First, I wrote small letters with sharpie. Then I used the Kwik Stix for the next two sets of big letters. I probably didn't pick the best colors for photographing, but I wanted to try all the colors out. After writing with a sharpie and the paint sticks, I've learned that the sharpie will probably be more permanent but the paint will give you a bold thick line in a shorter amount of time. So I guess it depends on what you are creating, how you plan to use it, how much you need to fit on the space, etc.
Shower curtain activities could be something they actually step/hop on or they could toss beanbags or even use pointers to find the answers. The possibilities are endless for what you could put on a shower curtain.
Ideas for Shower Curtain Games
-Alphabet - letter identification, upper and lowercase match
-Numbers - number identification
-Addition problems (could put the problems on there or the answers)
-Large diagrams - label the parts
-Parts of speech
What would you put on a shower curtain game for your students? Do you want to try to make your own with a set of Kwik Stix? I'm giving away a set of neon and primary Kwik Stix to one lucky reader. Just enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.
a Rafflecopter giveaway If you are looking for more inspiration for using this super easy and fast paint system, check out their Pinterest boards for more ideas. There are several different versions of the Kwik Stix on Amazon. They have Primary colors, Neons and Metalix. How fun does the Metalix version look??