Welcome to the Pink Oatmeal digital resources page! This page is dedicated to helping you work with Pink Oatmeal digital resources.
Check out the video that gives you an overview of Pink Oatmeal resources. All resources are available in PowerPoint format. Several resources are also available to be played digitally in a PowerPoint format. Most of the resources can be converted from PowerPoint to Google Slides for those of you that use Google Classroom with the exception of animated resources such as spinners.
Wanting to use Pink Oatmeal’s printable resources digitally? That can be done too! See the tips for turning PDF resources digital page.
Please note that several of Pink Oatmeal’s digital game files are hosted on Dropbox. If your school security blocks Dropbox, please download the file to your personal device and email it to yourself. For example, download the digital file game to your phone or personal computer. Attach that file to an email and send it to yourself to download on your school device.
See The Digital Games In Action
This tutorial gives you an overview of Pink Oatmeal’s digital games. In this tutorial I downloaded the resource as a member would. The Interactive Yoga resource can also be purchased separate from the membership and the same instructions would apply. Many resources can be played in PowerPoint, PDF format, or converted to Google Slides. Be sure to read the product description on each resource to see how the resource can be utilized.
Converting PowerPoint to Google Slides
This tutorial goes over how to convert PowerPoint games to Google slides. The tutorial demonstrates the Interactive Animal Yoga Pack, but almost all PowerPoint resources can be converted the same way! The ones that can’t be converted are animated resources such as the spinners. Many resources can be played in PowerPoint, PDF format, or converted to Google Slides. Be sure to read the product description on each resource to see how the resource can be utilized.
***When you are uploading the PowerPoint file to Google Drive, be sure that you are only uploading the PowerPoint file and not the entire folder of resources or a PDF file. ****
Many of the resources can be played directly from the PDF file as well. It will be noted in the product description if this is possible. See how the Fitness Fun game is played directly from the PDF file!
See all of the resources available in the Pink Oatmeal growing digital library.
Forcing A Copy In Google Slides
You have your game in Google Slides/Google Drive you may want to share the link with the students you work with. Examples of this may be if you are emailing or using a platform like Seesaw.
- Pull up the game/file you are going to share. This example Pink Oatmeal’s Pirate Digital Game is opened.
- Click share. Make sure that the link sharing permissions states anyone with this link can view.
- Copy the link.
- Change the very end of the link from sharing to copy.
If sharing a game in Google Slides, it is important to remind whomever you are sending it to that they must put it in presentation mode to play!
Playing Interactive Games in the PDF file
Many of Pink Oatmeal’s games can also be directly played in clickable PDF files! Yes, the games can be played right in the PDF file! Anytime you are opening PDF files you should always use the most updated version of your PDF reader and it is highly recommended that you use Acrobat by Adobe (free version). Opening PDF files in internet browsers or outdated PDF readers can result in poor results in using the file for printing etc. It is highly recommended that you follow the same rules for playing the interactive games in the PDF files. Use the most updated version of Acrobat by Adobe to open and read your PDF files.
PowerPoint Show Files to Regular PowerPoint
There may be a reason that you need to open the PowerPoint show files you have in regular PowerPoint. This may occur when your computer is having trouble opening the show file or when you want to screen share (see videos below). There is a way to do this! Caution: When opening in PowerPoint mode that you don’t manipulate the file as it could cause the game not to work as it should!
Digital PowerPoint File Interactive
If you have a digital game in PowerPoint format and you want to play it interactively you must put it in slideshow mode/presentation mode. The video below shows you how to do this.
Screen Sharing In Zoom
In these tutorials I am using the free version of Zoom on a laptop.
For other screen sharing platforms, you will need to ask your tech person or refer to documentation in regards to screen sharing options as I am not versed in screen share options on all of the different platforms and programs out there.
Do you use Zoom? Want to see how to screen share and even give control of the screen? Check out our demonstration!
In the next video we show you how we screen share in Zoom opening a PowerPoint show file as many of Pink Oatmeal’s PowerPoint games come in PowerPoint show mode!
Movable Pieces Digital Games
Pink Oatmeal has games available with movable pieces. You will recieve a PowerPoint file that can be converted to Google Slides. Since pieces are movable, it is advisable to make copies of the files. The videos below will show you how these games works!
Pink Oatmeal offers a few different spinner games. Unfortunately due to limitations of Google Slides, Chromebooks and some versions of Mac based PowerPoint they will not work. For tablets, there is a PowerPoint app that you can download for free that they can be used on.
I am not a Google Meets User, but I’ve had people that are Google Meets Users point at a couple of YouTube Videos that have been helpful for them in regards to screen sharing. Click on the links below to see the different YouTube videos.
Opening On A Tablet
Make sure you have the appropriate apps downloaded. If you are opening the PowerPoint version be sure you have the appropriate PowerPoint app downloaded. If you are opening the PDF version it is highly recommended you have the Acrobat Reader app as well.
Digital Game Templates
Pink Oatmeal offers digital game templates that allow you to add your own gross motor, fine motor, or really any activity into the game template! This video goes over how you would do that!
Important – Make sure to save a copy of your work. You also have the option to save multiple copies. For example, if you want to change up the exercises between one student and another, use the save as feature. Using save as assures that you don’t copy over previous work.
Modify A Digital Game
Pink Oatmeal has a huge selection of digital games. If there is one or two activities that you want to change up, you can do that. This video below shows you how to modify an exercise or two using the digital games.
Important – Make sure to save a copy of your work. You also have the option to save multiple copies. For example, if you want to change up the exercises between one student and another, use the save as feature. Using save as assures that you don’t copy over previous work. For example, you completed the game with one student. You switch up 3 exercises for the next child. You would go “save as” and name the file something slightly different – an idea would be the students name or initials.
Pink Oatmeal has virtual rooms available to you. The files are given to you in PowerPoint format. You can also convert them to Google Slides. Below are tutorials to help you out! You will need to add your own links!
Converting virtual rooms to Google Slides (optional)
Adding a Bitmoji Extension (optional)
CLICK HERE to see all the other tutorials Pink Oatmeal has available to make resources easier for you!