I think getting a good deal can be addicting. I'll admit to having bought a thing or two primarily because it was such a good deal rather than because I had a need for it. The only thing better than getting a good deal is sharing with other people. That may be a Midwest thing, we love to share what we paid for things. "See this shirt? Yah, I got it for 5.00 on super clearance over at the TJ Maxx." Or it might just be me. Anyhow, I was excited to see that Jenna at Speech Room News was hosting a thrifty find linky party. I love to see what other people have picked up too and am always excited to share what I found.
1. Toss Across
awesome post from the Activity Tailor on how you could adapt the game to add picture cards on it. I think it took me about 6 months, but I was finally able to find it at one of the Goodwill locations by my house.
2. Snap Circuits
This cost about 80.00 retail and I was able to pick it up for about 5.00. I use it in social skills groups to provide an activity to focus on while practicing conversational skills. It's also good to use as a motivator as you can give out pieces throughout the session. You snap the circuits into place using the diagram and can create a bunch of different reactions including turning on a light, a fan and/or playing music. I kind of want to take it home and just do it myself.
3. Flamingo Bingo and Lotto
I don't know why this was at the Goodwill for 1.99 but it was so I snatched it up. I sometimes drive miles out of my way to shop at this particular Goodwill. I've found some cute games but no other SLP games.
4. Cranium Bumparena
I had this game at my first clinic but had forgotten about it until I saw that Jenna had written about it on her blog. I remembered how fun it was. Luckily for me, I found it not too long after that at a garage sale.
What thrifty finds have you snatched up? I'd love to hear about it. Head over to The Speech Room News to link up your favorites!