About the Learning Center

This learning center is designed to teach you how to use all of the features on the Pink Cat Games website. You can start at the first section and work your way down if you want to learn everything you can do or you can browse or search for a specific feature that you would like to learn how to use.

If you have any questions or would like to make recommendations for improvements to the games website, please email us at info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will be happy to help.

About Pink Cat Games

Our internet based learning games provide a fun and engaging way for students to review any subject in any grade. With a growing library of games and the ability to make your own questions, you can tailor the games to your students’ exact needs.

The games work on many devices including interactive whiteboards (Promethean and Smart Boards), computers, Chromebooks and iPads. Teachers and students can access the games in class and at home for distance learning.

Accessing Games

If you have purchased a single game from our store on TeachersPayTeachers.com or you have downloaded a game from TPT School Access, you will access that game from the My Purchases page once you have added the game to your pinkcatgames.com account. If you haven’t added the game yet, please choose one of the following two options to learn how to add the game:
1. Purchased from the TPT Marketplace
2. Downloaded from TPT School Access

If you have a subscription or are playing the free games, you will first choose or create the questions you would like your students to practice, then you will choose a game to play those questions in. Please continue reading below to learn how to do this.

Choosing Questions

We have a searchable library of thousands of question sets and word lists that have been created by us and by the teachers that use this platform. You can search the library on the Play page. If you don’t find the questions you are looking for, you can create your own on the My Questions page. You can learn how to create questions in the Creating Questions section of the Learning Center.

To choose questions for your game, go to the Play page. You can go to this page at any time by clicking on the word Play in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

The Play page contains a search box where you can type in keywords for the type of questions you are looking for. For example, you could type in the word addition to look for question sets with addition facts.

Under the search bar are filters that you can use to refine your search or you can use them instead of searching. The filters include Grade, Subject, Theme, Format and Language.

For example, rather than searching for a specific skill, you could choose a grade from the Grade filter and then browse all of the question sets available for that grade.

Under the filters there are 3 results filters called Featured, My Questions and Search Results. If you click on the word ‘Featured’, you will be shown a selection of the most popular questions and word lists.

If you click on My Questions, you will see all of the questions that you have created. You can learn how to make your own questions in the Creating Questions section of the Learning Center.

Question Search Results

After you have searched or filtered questions on the Play page, you will be presented with a list of resulting question sets. The picture below shows the first two results when I filtered by Grade and chose Kindergarten.

Each result has a name and description as well as category for the subject, grade and language. You can see how many questions or words are in the question set and who the author is that created the set.

In the bottom right corner of each result you will see the word Preview. If you click on the word Preview, you can step through the questions or view the words that are included in that set. The image below shows the Preview for the Addition to 10 question set.

Question Formats

You will notice that there are two formats for question sets: multiple choice and word list. Word lists can be played in all of the games and multiple choice question sets work in a limited number of games.

Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple choice questions are in the format you would expect. There is a question and up to 4 choices for the answer. Because the question itself can be almost anything, this type of question set is not compatible with our spelling and word games for example.

You can learn how to create your own questions in the Creating Questions section of the Learning Center.

Word Lists

Word lists are simply a list of words with an optional matching image. Word lists will work in all the games. A word list can have several categories within it to organize the words in that list. These categories make it easy to select groups of words to play in the games and they are also required for the Scrapbook sorting game.

Special Cases for Word Lists

A word list doesn't always have to contain a word. It can be a list of simple math questions like 3+5 for example where the answer is a picture of the number 8. Using a word list in this way would allow you to play math questions in the games that only work with word lists like the Mystery Pictures and Memory Matching games for example. To find word lists with math questions, search for a math skill on the Play page and then choose Word List from the Format filter.

Another special case for words lists is using them in the Sentence Scramble game. In this case rather than the list being words, it needs to be sentences for the game to work properly.

Choosing games

After you have searched on the Play page and decided on the question set that you would like to use, simply click on it and you will be taken to the Games page so you can choose a game to play.

On the games page you will see a list of games that are playable with the question set or word list that you chose. If you have a subscription, you will be able to play any of the games shown. Otherwise you can play one of the 3 free games. Click on a game to play it.

Game Settings

Once you have chosen a game to play, you will be taken to the Game Settings page. This is where you can change the default settings for the game to better match your needs.

In this example I chose an Addition to 10 multiple choice question set and the Build a Monster game.

At the top of the Game Settings page you will see the questions or word list that you have chosen to play in the game. You can remove specific questions from the game to tailor it to your students’ exact needs. Click on the Questions Selected section and the section will expand to show you all of the questions. To remove a question simply click on it and it will turn grey showing you that this question is no longer included. Click on it again to add it back in. You can use the Select All or Select None options in the top right corner of the section if needed.

Now that you have decided which questions to include, you can further customize the game by adjusting the rest of the available settings.

At this point you can either play the game with your class or save these settings so that you can play the game at a later time without having to set it up. Saving a game also allows you to assign the game to students so that they can play independently in class or at home.

Saving Game Settings

Once you have accessed a game and chosen your game settings, you can then click the Save button on the Game Settings page to create a Saved Game.

Every Saved Game that you create can later be accessed in the Teacher View on the Saved Games page. This makes it easy for you to quickly start a game in your classroom on your interactive whiteboard or with a small group of students using a computer or tablet. Read the Teacher View tutorial to learn more.

You can also assign Saved Games to groups or students so that they can play them in class or at home on a tablet, Chromebook, laptop or computer. You can learn how to assign games in the Student Access section of the Learning Center. Next I will show you how to create and access a saved game.

When you click the Save button, the Save Game Settings window will pop up. Here you can give your Saved Game a name and description. It is good to include the skill in the title or description as you will likely make many saved games for the Build a Monster game but without the skill included in the title you won’t know which game has the questions you want to play.

You can also assign the saved game to groups or students at this point if you have already created them. Or you can assign this game to them at a later time. You can learn how to do this in the Student Access section.

Click the Save button to create the Saved Game. You will be taken back to the Game Settings page where you can now either play the game or leave this page and set up more games. If you want to create some more Saved Games using the same set of questions, click the Back button once and then select another game. If you want to search for new questions or word lists, click the word Play in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

All of the Saved Games that you create will be accessible in the Teacher View on the Saved Games page. You can learn more by reading the Teacher View section of the Learning Center.

Teacher View

The Teacher View is a webpage that gives you access to all of the Saved Games that you have created. You can play your saved games with your class from this page and you can also edit the saved game settings and delete saved games.

You can access the Teacher View by clicking on the words Saved Games in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

To play a game with your class or a small group, simply click on a game to start it. If you want to play on an Interactive Whiteboard such as a Smart Board or Promethean, start the game on your computer and then project your screen on to your board.

To modify the settings of a saved game or to create a copy of a game with different settings, click the word Edit at the bottom of the game panel.

The Game Settings page will open. You can modify any of the settings and then either overwrite the current settings by clicking the Save button, or make a new Saved Game with these settings using the Copy button.

When you click on the Save or Copy buttons, the Save Game Settings popup will appear. You can change the name of the game if you like and you can also assign the game to groups or students. Click the Save button to save your changes.

Back in the Teacher View you can also delete saved games. To delete a saved game, click on the Trash Can icon at the bottom of the game panel.

Student Access

Creating groups and/or students is required if you want your students to be able to play the games independently at school or at home on computers, Chromebooks, iPads or other devices. Students will access their games in the Student View.

For Distance Learning, we have created a tutorial that will get you set up quickly: Distance Learning with Pink Cat Games.

Student View

The Student View is a webpage that students access to play the games that you have assigned to them. There is no login or password required to access the Student View, students will simply click on a link that you send them via your Learning Management System or however you communicate with students. You can also use this link yourself if you are setting up devices in the classroom. This link is called the Student Link and it can be found on the Saved Games page.

Below is a picture of how the Student View webpage looks when a student accesses the Student Link.

Please read through the next two sections to learn more about the Student View and assigning games to groups and students. You can learn how to set up devices for students in the Student Devices section of the learning center.

Creating Groups

Organizing your saved games into groups is the fastest and easiest way to set up the games for your students to play. Rather than assigning games to each student, you will assign games to one or more groups and then tell your students which group(s) to choose when playing games.

To create a group, go to the Manage Groups page and click on Add Group.

Tip

A group can be anything you want it to be. It can represent a class, a learning group or a set of games for example.

Enter a name for the group. In this example, I will create a group for the purpose of organizing games. I called this group Math Games.

The Group Description is optional. It won’t be visible to students, but you can use this space if you want to make a note about the group for yourself.

The Visible to Students check box allows you to hide this group and its assigned games from your students. This feature is useful if you want to create a group of games to be played at a later date. This also makes it easy to save groups year after year and only show them when appropriate.

Any Saved Games that you have created will appear at the bottom half of the Edit Group page. You can assign games to this group here or when you create the Saved Game. To assign a game to this group simply click on a game. An orange banner with the word Assigned will appear at the top of the game picture. To unassign a game, simply click on the game again and you will notice that the orange banner disappears. You can see in the image above that I assigned the Addition to 10 game to this group.

Click the Done button when you are finished to save the group.

Another way to assign a Saved Game to this group is to assign it when you create the Saved Game. You can learn how to create a saved game in the Saving Game Settings section of the Learning Center.

Groups in the Student View

If you paste your Student Link in a browser, you will see what your students see when they click on the link. This is called the Student View. This view allows students to click on groups or on their name (if you set up students) and then play any games you have assigned. You will see that the Math Games Group now appears in the Student View and if you click on the Group, you will see the Addition to 10 game that we assigned.

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When you go to the Student View you will be logged out of your account. To stay logged in, open a new incognito window in Chrome or private window in Safari or Microsoft Edge. Paste the Student Link into the private window. Now you can access your account and assign games while you browse the Student View in the private window.

screen capture of the Student View Groups page

screen capture of the Student View with a game inside a group

In summary, creating groups and assigning games to them is a quick way to organize games for students to play. Students can access the groups by going to the Student View and clicking on the group(s) that you tell them to. You do not have to create students with this method so it is the fastest way to set up games for students to access.

Creating Students

If you would like to differentiate the games for your students, you can create saved games and assign them directly to students or to leveled groups.

To assign games directly to students, go to the Manage Students page and type in your students names. You can assign games to each student by clicking on the Edit button at the end of each row and then choosing the saved games you would like them to play.

screen capture of the Manage Students page

On the Edit Student page you can change the student icon, update the first and last names, assign the student to groups and assign games to the student.

Any Saved Games that you create will show up at the bottom of this page so that you can assign them to the student. To assign a game, simply click on it and an orange banner with the word Assigned will appear at the top of the game image. To unassign a game, simply click it again.

screen capture of the Edit Student page.

In the Student View you will now see all of the students that you created. If you click on a student, you will see the games that you assigned to them.

screen capture of the Student View page.

Alicia can play the game I assigned to her by clicking on her name and then clicking on the game.

screen capture of the page a student will see when clicking on her name.

Assign Students to Leveled Groups

A faster method to quickly differentiate and assign games is to create leveled groups, assign students to those groups and then games to the groups. This way, you don’t have to assign games to students individually thus saving time. Go to the Manage Groups page and create your leveled groups. I created 3 leveled math groups.

screen capture of the Manage Groups page with three leveled math groups.

Next, go to the Manage Students page and assign students to the leveled groups using the Assigned Groups drop down. Click the Save button when you are done.

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Students can be assigned to multiple groups.

screen capture of the Manage Students page.

Now any games that you assign to a group will show up for a student when they click their name in the Student View.

You can assign games to groups when you are saving a game on the Game Settings Page, or you can go to the group on the Manage Groups page and do it from there.

Student Devices & Computers

Students can play their assigned games in class and at home on many types of devices including computers, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads and other tablets. You will use your Student Link to set up the devices for students.

There are two ways to set up devices for students:

Option 1: Share a link to the Student View.

Click on Saved Games in the menu bar at the top of the screen. On the Saved Games page you will see a sharable Student Link that you can send to students and parents. This link allows students to access the games that you have assigned to them. You can distribute the link through email, Google Classroom, Seesaw or whichever Learning Management System you use. To learn how to assign games to students, please read the Creating Students section.

Option 2: Log in to your teacher account on the device and then go to the Student View.

Click on Saved Games in the menu bar at the top of the screen. On the Saved Games page click on the button called Enter Student View. Once you are in the Student View, the device will stay logged in to the Student View. If the browser is closed or the device rebooted, the Student View will still be active when you come back to pinkcatgames.com so you won’t have to ever enter your login information again. Although you logged in with your teacher account, once the device is in the Student View, you are then logged out from the Teacher View so that your teacher setup pages and account information cannot be accessed by the student.

Option 3: Use the Student Link QR Code to set up iPads

To learn how to use the QR Code, please read the next section QR Code for Setting up iPads

QR Code for Setting up iPads

A QR Code is available so that you can set up iPads when you or your students do not have a way to get the clickable Student Link on to the iPad. For example, the iPad may not have email or be able to connect to your LMS. It is much better to use the QR Code rather than trying to type in the Student Link as typing it often leads to mistakes and the link not being valid.

How to send the QR Code to Parents for Home Access
Go to the Saved Games page and click on the QR Code to download it to your computer. Upload the QR Code and the Student Link to an assignment in your Learning Management System or email them to parents. Instruct parents that if they don't have a way to click on the Student Link on their iPad, then they can do the following:
Click on the QR Code if it is not already fully visible and it should open in an image browser. Turn on the iPad and click on the Camera. Hold the iPad up to the computer screen so the QR Code is in the frame and the camera will automatically detect the QR Code and the message Open pinkcatgames.com will appear at the top of the screen. Click that message and the iPad will open the Student View in the internet browser.

How to use the QR Code in the Classroom
As a teacher you can setup iPads quickly by doing the following with each iPad:
Go to the Saved Games page where your QR Code is located. Turn on an iPad and click on the Camera. Hold the iPad up to the computer screen so the QR Code is in the frame and the camera will automatically detect the QR Code and the message Open pinkcatgames.com will appear at the top of the screen. Click that message and the iPad will open the Student View in the internet browser. Do this for each iPad. If you would like to add an icon to the iPad home screen so students can easily access the games, please follow the instructions Create a Shortcut Icon on an iPad.

Student Data Tracking

At this time we do not track any student data. There is currently no way to see if a student has accessed a game or how they performed while playing games.
Please email us at info@pinkcatstudio.com and let us know if this is a feature that you would like to see added.

Share the Student Link in Google Classroom

To share the Student Link in Google Classroom:
1. Copy your Student Link from the Saved Games page.
2. Go to the Google Classroom dashboard, click on the Create button and then create a new Assignment
3. Type in an name for the assignment and instructions for your students.
4. Click the Add button, then click Link and then paste your Student Link.
5. Now click the Assign button and your students will be able to click on the link to get to their games.

Share the Student Link in Seesaw

Using Seesaw's Link option does not work well for sharing the Student Link. If you share it this way, Seesaw will create an unhelpful image that looks like an error on the games website. Rather than using Seesaw's Link option, a better way to share the link is to click on the Add button and then choose Assign Activity. Then choose Create New Activity, give it a name like Games to Play, and then paste the link in the Student Instructions box. Then the link will show up for the student but Seesaw won't create that unhelpful picture. If you would like to add a picture of the games website, you can save the image below to your computer and then upload it to the activity by choosing Add Multimedia Instructions or Example and then choosing Upload.

Create a Shortcut Icon on an iPad

If you would like to create an icon on the Home screen of an iPad that links directly to the Student View, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Safari on your iPad or iPhone and enter the Student Link that can be found on the Saved Games page. This will take you to the webpage that your students will use at both school and at home to play their games.

Step 2: Tap the share button on your browser’s toolbar (it’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing up.) You will find this at the top of an iPad screen and at the bottom of an iPhone screen.
A menu will appear. Look for and tap on the Add to Home Screen icon. You may need to swipe the black and white icons to show more icons.

Step 3: Tap the Add button and the shortcut app icon will be added to your home screen. You can drag the icon around and place it anywhere, just like your other app icons.

Create a Desktop Shortcut on a PC

If you would like to create an icon on the desktop of a Windows computer that links directly to the Student View, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Right click on your desktop and choose New and then Shortcut.

Step 2: Enter the Student Link that can be found on the Saved Games page and then click the Next button.

Step 3: Give the shortcut a name such as Pink Cat Games or something that your student will easily recognize and then click the Finish button. The shortcut icon will now appear on your desktop. Your students can double click on the icon to easily get to their games.

Create a Desktop Shortcut on a Mac

If you would like to create an icon on the desktop of a Mac computer that links directly to the Student View, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Safari on a Mac computer and enter the Student Link that can be found on the Saved Games page. This will take you to the webpage that your students will use at both school and at home to play their games.

Step 2: Select the entire address in the address bar at the top of the browser.

Step 3: Click and drag the address onto the Mac desktop and release the mouse button. A shortcut icon pointing to the game webpage will be created on the desktop. Your students can double click on the icon to easily get to their games.

Creating Questions

You can create questions for any subject in any language! An easy to use question editor allows you to quickly make questions. Enhance your questions by choosing from over 2000 clip art images and photographs that are provided. At this time you cannot upload your own images to be used in the games. Make questions for math, languages, science, history or any topic you can think of. Just type them in once and then use them in any game.

There are two formats for question sets: multiple choice and word list. Word lists can be played in all of the games and multiple choice question sets work in a limited number of games.

Create Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple choice questions are in the format you would expect. There is a question and up to 4 choices for the answer. Because the question itself can be almost anything, this type of question set is not compatible with our spelling and phonics games for example.

To create a Multiple Choice question set, click on My Questions in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

Click on the Create Questions panel.

Click on the Multiple Choice panel.

Use the question editor to make as many questions as you would like for your question set. Be sure to click the Save button before leaving the page.

Create Word Lists

Word lists are simply a list of words with an optional matching image. Word lists will work in all the games. A word list can have several categories within it to organize the words in that list. These categories make it easy to select groups of words to play in the games and they are also required for the Scrapbook sorting game.

To create a Word List, click on My Questions in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

Click on the Create Questions panel.

Click on the Word List panel.

Fill out the top section including the name, description, grade and subject. Next enter a category name and then type in your words. To add a picture, click on a word and then on the picture icon.

Special Cases for Word Lists

A word list doesn't always have to contain a word. It can be a list of simple math questions like 3+5 for example where the answer is a picture of the number 8. Using a word list in this way would allow you to play math questions in the games that only work with word lists like the Mystery Pictures and Memory Matching games for example.

Another special case for words lists is using them in the Sentence Scramble game. In this case rather than the list being words, it needs to be sentences for the game to work properly.

Adding Say the Word to Questions

The ”say the word” option in games happens automatically when an English word in a word list or multiple choice answer matches a word that we have in our audio library. This feature does not work for sentences or multiple words. For example, if the word in the word list is “cat” and there is an audio file for “cat” then the “say the word” audio button will appear in a game. If the word was “the cat”, the ”say the word” audio button would not appear in the game because there are two words. The same holds true for multiple choices questions and answers. If a question or an answer is just one word, and that word exists in our audio library, then the ‘say the word’ audio button will appear in a game. Currently the audio library contains over 800 English words.

We are hoping to add text to speech functionality that will be able to read the entire question to students. We are researching this and hope to have a solution in late 2020 or early 2021.

Adding Your Own Images

There currently isn't a way to add your own images to the questions or word lists that you create. This is a feature we are looking in to. Please email us at info@pinkcatstudio.com and let us know if this is a feature that you would like to see added.

Editing Questions

To edit a multiple choice question set or word list that you have already created, click on My Questions in the menu bar at the top of the screen. Then click on the question set or word list that you want to edit. Make your changes and then click the Save button and your updated questions will now show up in any games that you play.

Playing Questions you Created

After you have created a multiple choice question set or word list, you can play those questions in a game by doing the following:
1. Go to the Play page
2. Click on the My Questions filter. 3. Click on the question set or word list panel to play them in a game.

Purchases

Games Subscription

The 1 Year Games Subscription gives you access to all of the games on the pinkcatgames.com website for 365 days. If you would like to know more about the subscription and how to make a purchase, please visit the 1 Year Games Subscription product page.

If you would like to renew your games subscription, simply add the 1 Year Games Subscription product to your shopping cart and check out. Once payment is received, you will have access to the games for another year.

District or School Licenses

We are happy to welcome subscription purchases by districts and schools. The way our licensing works is the administrator will purchase 1 subscription license per teacher who will use the games. You can view the license price in our Store.

If your school is not in the United States, then you can email us a purchase order at info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will get back to you with an invoice. Please include the number of teachers that will be using the games.

If your school is in the United States, then please make your purchase through our Teachers Pay Teachers store as TPT can provide you with the required W-9 tax form.

If you already have a TPT account, simply add the Games Subscription product to your cart and then add additional licenses for the number of teachers minus 1. Then record the Order Number and Item ID from your TPT invoice and send that to all of the teachers for whom you bought a subscription. Teachers can then add the subscription to their pinkcatgames.com account on the Add a Product page.

If you need to use a purchase order, here are instructions on how to obtain one through TPT. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Help/Purchase-Orders-28/How-do-I-use-purchase-orders-to-buy-products-on-TpT

Here is a link to TPT's W-9 tax form: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Help/Purchase-Orders-28/TpT-s-W-9-and-Your-School-s-Tax-Reporting-Needs

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@pinkcatstudio.com.

Add a TPT Purchase

To gain access to your purchase from TPT you must do the following:

1. Get the Order ID and the Item ID from your TPT Invoice.
2. Log in to your Pink Cat Games account or create a new account.
3. Add the item that you purchased to your Pink Cat Games account.

Step 1 – Get the Order ID and Item ID from your TPT Invoice.

Log in to the Teachers Pay Teachers website. Click on your name in the top right corner and then choose My Purchases. Find the game in the list of your purchases. Click on the words Printable Receipt to see your receipt. Your receipt will look similar to this picture. Take note of your Order ID and Item ID.

Step 2 – Log in to the Pink Cat Games website and enter your purchase details.

Go to www.pinkcatgames.com/purchase
You will see a thank you page that asks you to log in or create a new account. If you do not already have a Pink Cat Games account, click on the Create Account button. It only takes a minute to create an account.


Step 3 – Add the item that you purchased to your Pink Cat Games account.

On the Add a Product page, enter the Order ID and the Item ID from your TPT invoice.

If you have purchased multiple licenses, each person should create their own account on PinkCatGames.com and then each person should add the product to their account using the same Order ID and Item ID that is on the TPT invoice.



After the product is added, you can find it on your My Purchases page. Simply click on the game picture to play the game.

Add a Multiple Licenses TPT Purchase

If you have purchased multiple licenses for a game or subscription, each person should create their own account on PinkCatGames.com and then each person should add the product to their account using the same Order ID and Item ID that is on the TPT invoice.

Have each person follow the steps outlined in the Add a TPT Purchase section.

Add a TPT School Access Product

To gain access to a product that you downloaded from TPT School Access, first create an account on pinkcatgames.com if you don't already have one. Next copy the text below, paste it into an email and fill in the required information. Then send the email to info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will give you access to the product within 24 hours. If you have downloaded multiple products, be sure to list all of the Item IDs for the products that you downloaded.

Hello,
I downloaded a product through TPT School Access. Here is the information you need in order to grant me access to the product.
Item ID:
First Name:
Last Name:
School Name:

Accounts

Accounts on pinkcatgames.com are for teachers or parents only. Students do not have accounts as teachers provide students access to games through their teacher account.

Accounts are free on pinkcatgames.com. Creating an account will allow you to make your own questions to be played in the free games, save games settings, and assign games to students so they can play at school or at home. An account is also required to access any games that you have purchased.

Creating an Account

Clik on the person icon in the top right corner of the screen and then choose Create Account.

Enter your first and last name as well as your email address and the password that you would like to use on this website.

Fill out the empty fields on the My Account page and then click the Save & Close button.

Deleting an Account

If you would like to delete your account, please email info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will delete it promptly.

Changing Your Email Address

Please do not create a new account if you want to use a different email address. You can change your email address on your current account as described below.

Log in to your account and then click on the person icon in the top right corner of the screen and then choose My Account.

Type a new email address in the Email box and then click the Save & Close button.

Forgotten Email

If you have forgotten which email address you used to create your account, please email info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will help you access your account.

Forgotten Password

If you have forgotten your password, please visit the Reset Password page to reset your password.

If you have any issues trying to reset your password, please email info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will help you reset it.

Combining Accounts

If you have created two accounts and need to combine them, please email us at info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will combine them for you. In the future, if you want to change your email address, you should not create a new account, you can change your email address on the My Account page. Please read these instructions on Changing your Email Address

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have question that is not answered in the Learning Center, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will reply to your question within 24 hours.

Playing on Interactive Whiteboards

To play a game on an Interactive Whiteboard such as a Smart Board or Promethean, start the game on your computer and then project your screen on to your board.

Distance Learning

We have created a tutorial that will show you step-by-step how to set up games so that students can play them from home. You can read the tutorial here: Distance Learning with Pink Cat Games.

Drag & Drop or Touch Issues

When you play a game, if drag and drop or touch is not working on your device or interactive whiteboard, please copy the text below and fill it out and then email it to us at info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will get back to you with assistance.

I am experiencing the following problem: (ie. drag and drop isn't working, or touch isn't working)

The device I am using is: (ie. Smart Board, iPad, Chromebook, Windows Laptop etc)

The internet browser I am using is: (ie. Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox)

The game I am using is:

The website won't load

If the website won't load and you are getting an error message that has the word proxy or firewall in it, this means that your school firewall software is blocking access to the pinkcatgames.com website. Some districts or schools block websites by default. You will have to contact your tech support person or your admin and request that access to www.pinkcatgames.com be allowed.

Error when Adding Games - Licenses Exceeded

When you are adding a product to your account and you receive this error, there are two possible reasons why you are getting this error:
1. The most common reason is that you have two accounts and have already added the product to the first account you created. The solution is to combine the two accounts so that you only have one. Please contact us at info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will do this for you.

2. Another reason you will get this error is if someone else has already added the product. If you think there has been a mistake, please email us at info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will fix the issue.

Reporting Errors in Question Sets

If you discover an error in a question set, please email us at info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will fix the error. Please include the title of the question set and a description of the error that you found.

Customer Service Contact

If you have any questions, suggestions or need help, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@pinkcatstudio.com and we will get back to within 24 hours.

Recreate Single TPT Games with the Games Subscription

If you have a games subscription and would like to recreate individual games that you have seen in my TPT Store, please read below to learn how.

All of the internet based single games that you may have seen in my TPT Store are simply a combination of a question set that is already created on pinkcatgames.com and a game from pinkcatgames.com.

Recreating a game is a two step process. First you choose the questions you want to use in the game and then you choose a game to play those questions in.

For example, if you wanted to reproduce the CVC Words Beginning Sounds game that you may have seen in my TPT store, first you will search for the questions that you want to play in the game. In this case it is a CVC word list. On the Play page of the pinkcatgames.com website, type CVC in the search box. Here is a link to that already typed in for you: https://www.pinkcatgames.com/play?title=cvc&Language=%5B39%5D&search=1. If you click on that link you will see a CVC word list as the first search result. Click on that word list and then you will be taken to the games page.

The second step is to choose a game to play those words in. Any of the games that are shown can be played with those CVC words. You can scroll down to the Busy Bees Spelling Sounds game and click on it. Now you can play the game or you can Save the game. Most likely you will want to save the game so you can access it later or assign it to your students.

Teacher Tools & Attendance

Our company Pink Cat Studio runs two websites:
Learning gameas on www.pinkcatgames.com and Teacher Tools www.pinkcatstudio.com.

Our fun digital teacher tools will keep you organized and your students engaged while taking attendance, playing games, rotating to centers and more!

The tools include:
Daily Attendance
Student Picker
Group Maker
Rotations Timer
Score Keeper
Noise Levels Manager
Survey & Graph

You can learn more about the features of each tool on our Tools Subscription product page.