# How to Make Your Own Loop Cards

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Loop cards, also known as Follow Me Cards, is an educational game which can be played in the classroom to teach students various skills. This game keeps kids attentive and involved, as they do not know when the card they hold will come up in the loop. Also, the game improves the children's ability to calculate quickly. Making your own customised loop cards requires only a few supplies and allows you to adapt the cards to different subjects and skill levels.

Skill level:
Easy

• Printer
• Card stock
• Scissors
• Rubber bands

## Instructions

1. 1

Identify the subject the cards should concern. Common loop cards are about mathematics, but they can easily be adapted to most subjects---geometry, science and vocabulary are just a few examples.

2. 2

Write down a list of questions and answers you want to have on the cards. The amount of questions should be the same as the amount of students who will be playing the game.

3. 3

Launch a spreadsheet editing program, such as Microsoft Excel. Arrange the questions and answers into cards by staggering them so they form a loop, putting each staggered pair into a cell of the spreadsheet. Format the text to your liking. Consult the link in the Resources section of this article for some ideas on formatting.

4. 4

Re-size the cells of the spreadsheet which contain the questions and answers so they are all the same size and add a solid border to them. Print the cards out on card stock.

5. 5

Cut each card along the border using the scissors. Check them for any mistakes, arrange them in a neat stack and tie the stack together with a rubber band.

#### Tips and warnings

• You can use brightly coloured card stock for your cards. Avoid dark colours, however, as they will make the cards more difficult to read.

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