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Addition Game for Kids

Fun Addition Game for kids.

This week we tried out a new Addition Game for kids. It combined someone 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? 🙂

Fun Addition Game for Kids. Great kindergarten math center idea.

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 someone 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.

Kindergarten Math Game - Addition with game cards. So fun!

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.

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47 Responses

  1. Hi my name is Nomonde from Leondale Germiston SA, I like your ideas of teaching the little ones I have a day care centre with 10 children ages of 2- 4 years I’m always getting good skills from your website thank you very much.

  2. I would love to download the recording sheet for the Uno game but I am not able to – am I missing something? This is an awesome idea! Thank you!

    1. Hi Esther,

      The form is near the bottom. You enter your email address and click the button. We will send you an email with your download. I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.


      1. Hi Amy,

        Thanks for the reply – I’ve tried that at least 5 times with 2 different emails and have not received anything in my email:( I can’t figure out what’s wrong. Enjoy the day!

    1. Hi Linda,

      I’m sorry about that. Try checking your spam and junk folders. Sometimes if your provider doesn’t realize we are email buddies, they’ll hide my emails from you. Let me know if I can be of further help.


  3. I’ve entered both my email addresses a few times to receive the free worksheet, but I still haven’t received anything. Thank you in advance for your help in resolving this matter.

  4. My first grade students will enjoy practicing their addition facts while playing this game with UNO cards!

  5. I love your ideas with the Uno Cards. What an awesome idea engaging the children with colors, hands on, and addition all in one.

  6. Hi, My name is Marcela I like teach all levels and all your material is great for all my kids

  7. Hi! When I clicked on the button for the free recording sheet, nothing happened. I also looked for a form to fill out but I did not see one.
    Please let me know what I am doing wrong.

  8. I would like to make a couple of purchases of your items, I teach Autism are these printable in color that will be important to me and what I buy.

  9. Hi! I would love to get the game card recording sheet. I have entered my email address and registered, but it has not made its way to my inbox! Please advise?!

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