Inside: Make math fun with kids number games. Download the free printable game boards to work on numeral recognition plus the concepts of one more, one less, and simple addition.
Kids number games can help you make math learning fun. Use this bump game to teach kids numeral recognition, the concepts of one more and one less, and simple addition.
Printable Game Boards
To download the free math game for kids Click Here. Work on the different math concepts with the four game boards included in the download. Print off the game board or boards that you want to use and laminate for durability. You will find these game boards in the free download:
- Basic Number Match: Roll 1 die and find the matching number
- 1 More: Roll 1 die and add 1 to the number
- 1 Less: Roll 1 die and subtract 1 from the number
- Add 2 dice: Roll 2 dice and add the resulting numbers together
I found these adorable flip-flop erasers while on a shopping trip. If you don’t have the erasers….no worries. I have included some printable flip-flops with the printable.
How to Play
Two kids can play the game. Each player will need a different color of game token (flip flops). Print a set of flip-flops, You can also use 2 colors of erasers, unifix cubes or small blocks, 2 colors of chips, or 2 different types of coins (pennies and nickels) in place of the flip-flops. In addition to the game boards and tokens, you need 1 or two dice to play. Now that you have everything ready….you are ready to play.
Basic Number Match:
Use this game board to help kids learn to recognize numerals. The game board has an orange border for easy identification.
Give six flip-flops to each player. Kids take turns rolling the die and placing 1 flip-flop on that number space. If another player’s flip-flop is already on that number space, the second player can bump the flip-flop off the space and place his or her flip-flop on the space. A player should place a second flip-flop on a number space if his or her own flip-flop is already there.
The second flip-flop locks a space. You can’t add or bump flip-flops from a locked space. The game is over when one player has placed all of his or her flip-flops on the game board.
Use the One More game board with the green border to teach kids to add one to a number. Add 1 to the number on the die when you play this version. For example, if the number 3 is rolled the player places a flip-flop on the number 4 space.
Use the game board with the pink border to teach the concept of subtracting one from a number. Subtract 1 from the number every time the die is rolled. For example, if the number 6 is rolled the player places a flip-flop on the number 5 space.
Add 2 Dice:
Use the game board with the purple border for this simple addition version of the game. This time, each player needs 10 flip-flops and you will need a pair of dice. Follow the directions above, but this time they roll 2 dice and add the numbers together to determine where the flip-flops are placed.
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