This week we tried out a new Addition Game for kids. It combined some one to one correspondence counting to the addition. It was fantastic practice, and the kids LOVED it! We’ll tell you all about it and show you where to get the supplies if you don’t already have them on hand.
We also created a FREE recording sheet for you at the end of this post!! Isn’t free stuff the best? 🙂
Addition Game for Kids
This addition activity is great for adding numbers under 10. Kids will practice this in kindergarten and first grade with the occasional review beyond that. This activity makes a great math center for a classroom or extra practice at home.
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I prepped the activity by pulling cards numbered 0-9 out of our Uno deck. We shuffled the cards and split them into two stacks.
The plus symbol was a sharpie on a square of white paper.
You can stop here if you want and have the children flip two cards at a time and add. This would be a more advanced version for children that are already comfortable adding but need addition practice.
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To help kids that are still learning to count, Snap Cubes bring a lot of extra fun and some one to one correspondence help. For both cards, I had the kids build the number out of a matching color of Snap Cubes. They could then push them together making the sum.
This was a very visual way to do the addition as well as helping them count the sum correctly.
Recording your work is so important. It’s fantastic number writing practice, but it also helps you see your addition sentences and allows a teacher or parent to check your work.
Recording isn’t always my kids favorite part, but we made it a bit more fun using colored markers rather than our usual pencil. You can do either one, but it was a fun variation for us.
We made a recording sheet to share. Fill out this quick form to it for FREE!
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