Free Multiplying By 9 FamilyMom Card Game Uses Less Ink

This complete game is available FREE at:

Teachwithgames give you these free resources to test them with your family and classroom before purchasing the whole set.

Oral 'drill' can be fun using these games. Just make sure that the students read the cards and or board aloud as they play for best results.

Proverbs 15:2 "The wise person makes learning a joy...", (NLT)

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Use Less Ink on Printable Games

All three sets of Multiplication Games have been completely redesigned to use less ink. I encourage you to design your games with the same concept.

Maybe I'm just slow, but, when I wanted colorful games I put color in the backgrounds of the answer keys, rules, and some of the game boards. I had solid dots or blocks of color to make my game space “trails.”

 Gotcha Rules wilds X5 old sample              GreenyellowGB

Here's what mine look like now... with color as an outline.

 GotchaRuleswildsX5                7-9gb

If you bought the old version, I will replace it for free. Just Ask.

 Proverbs 15:2 "The wise person makes learning a joy...", (NLT)

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New Educational Store

Resources4teaching is a new online store that sells teachwithgames.com products.

Resources4Teaching.com provides Educators and Publishers with an online educational store where they can buy and sell Digital Educational Resources.” (quote from their site)

(note to homeschoolers - This is not a homeschool site, but you buy and/ or sell educational products, so you may want to check it out.)

Proverbs 15:2 "The wise person makes learning a joy...", (NLT)

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Homemade Printable Games

Blog posts have been written here covering each of the game types that I use at this time. All of these games use rules from sources that have a long history of fun. And every new game I learn seems to be a twist on an old one.

Each game we play we look for information to earn points; pairs, sets, categories, or sequences. When you learn a new game think about 'what you are searching for' or 'how you earn points.' Look for fun, simple rules that you could use with the information (pairs, sets, categories, or sequences) that your kids need to memorize.

I encourage you to use this ancient tool to help your kids memorize information.

Proverbs 15:2 "The wise person makes learning a joy...", (NLT)

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Sick Day

Sorry I am slow today. I am sick :(((.

The good news is that our games are now available on http://www.resources4teaching.com/. Check this new site out.

New resource, YEAH!

See you Friday.


Spl, Spr, Squ, Scr, and Str Category Train Card Game

reading and phonics play

This single game is included in the Phonics Games Level Two (II) set (15 games $7) and is sold at Currclick.com separately for $1.

The rules from this game can be used with all of our games that use categories, like MatchIt or Stephanie's Spinner Card Game (with Categories).

Players add cards to the 'train' like Dominoes, matching the sound or the color on their card.

Proverbs 15:2 "The wise person makes learning a joy...", (NLT) use games!


Category Train Card Games – DIY Homeschool

I only have one Category Train game for sale at this time, in July 2013, but all of the games that use categories could use these rules. No additional parts needed, just the key and the cards with these rules.

Here are the rules you can use to create your own printable game.

Category Train Card Game rules for your DIY printable game.

Just like the other games, I suggest creating your key first, then making the game cards using it as a reference.

The MatchIt Card Game, Stephanie's Spinner Card Game, and this Category Train Card Game can use the same game cards.

Phonics rules work well with categories, but I also have a Vertebrates MatchIt Card Game, a Color and Shape early learning game, a Five Senses Card Game and a Parts of Speech Card Game, that use categories of information.

Proverbs 15:2 "The wise person makes learning a joy...", (NLT)

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Roman Numeral Stephanie's Spinner Card Game Level II

Study 12 numerals 49 – 192

This game includes:

  • 36 Game cards
  • the spinner (required)
  • the rules and an answer key

We have a level two set that has a board game and three card games studying numerals up to 192.

This game is included in the Roman Numeral Level II set. Stephanie's Spinner Card Game is sold separately for $1 and the Roman Numeral Level II set is sold for $3 at Currclick.com

Proverbs 15:2 "The wise person makes learning a joy...", (NLT) use games!


Stephanie's Spinner Card Game for Sets – DIY Homeschool

The rules for Stephanie's Spinner Card Games are not interchangeable. Last week I told about the game for categories, this week I am talking about sets. Below you can see the rules for Stephanie's Spinner Card Game for Sets:

 Rules for Stephanie's Spinner Card Game for sets.

This game can be played with most card games that use sets, like GoFish. Players collect complete sets and win with the most complete sets.

Ideas for printable games that use sets:


  • Early Learning – Letters, include:
  •              one “F”, one “f”, one {Image of a fox}
  • Early Learning – Number words, include:
  •              one numeral (3), one number word (three), and one image (three pennies)
  • Language – Prefix word study include:
  •              one prefix (re-), one meaning (again), and one sample (redo)
  • Phonics – short vowels, include:
  •              one manuscript vowel (manuscript “e”), one cursive vowel (“e”), one word (egg), and                                                                                                                 one image (image of an egg)


I like to use 5-10 sets, with 3-5 members in each for my games.


This game uses a spinner. I think spinners add entertainment value to a game if they work. I never could get homemade spinners to work well in my classroom... I found a clear plastic spinner that can lay on top of my printed spinner and it WORKS. Yeah! I don't sell them but I give them away, with a purchase. ($25  purchased through Resources4teaching, then write me  chris@teachwithgames.com, while supplies last)  You may be able to find them in a teacher supply store.

Proverbs 15:2 "The wise person makes learning a joy...", (NLT)

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