Monday, June 20, 2011

More Blog Land Inspiration Part Deux

As I was blog stalking today I came across two posts that set my creative chi flowing.

Mrs. Jump blogged about not being able to throw anything away (I hear ya sister). But it was her picture of the THOUSANDS of Themed erasers she had...oh my word it was like Christmas in June or something.

Then earlier I read Lory's page and saw all those wonderful games she posted on her blog for chapter 5 of MWS. So I came up with these.
One thing I'll work on with my first graders next year is fluency with addition facts. So here's my first round of simple games, all of these are plus one using a six sided die.

I am working on creating game boards for  plus 2 and 3, doubles, and adding two look out for those. I'm also working on ones for subtraction...but I've got to get busy on my post for chapter 6: Place Value and finish the game labels for Mastering the Basic Math Facts first. Thanks for all the suggestions!

6/21: I love suggestions on how to make any of my games better. Please don't stop leaving them...they help me to improve and see things in another way. That's what I want this blog to be all about...teachers helping teachers. Everyone have a blessed and light filled day. :)

All you need are counters(the two sided ones with a different color on each side) and a die. Students can share the game board or have their own.

They roll the die and add one to the number they rolled, look for it on their mat and cover it. If you share one game board they have to decided which side of the counters they'll use for the or yellow.
The first one to get five in a row is the winner.

Here's the best part...I made boards for the entire year....goes to another point of increasing novelty (another thing Mrs. Jump said). The concept is the same but you change out game boards and use some of those themed erasers and there you go.

Click on the picture above to download your set.  I was little lazy...I changed the pictures but not the placement of the numbers(forgive me)...but they'll still get the job done.


  1. Love it! You inspire me! You are so creative.

    I also like how this games teaches the vocabulary of one more. :)

    Way to go!

  2. I love these! They are great!

  3. Thanks for sharing! These are great and will work with my kindergarten students too! Great idea!

  4. I love these. The different pictures will make it feel like a different game. :) Thanks!

    Magnificent Multiagers!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing. My printer has been busy all day and night!

  6. Awesome! My kids need practice being fluent with math facts, too! Can't wait to use these!

  7. WOW! I love these. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

  8. Genius!! I always look for theme erasers in the dollar store and never find them. I guess I need to go ask Deanna where she gets them!

  9. I'm in love with this!!!!!!!!!

  10. I love this!! Thanks!

  11. I have a couple of math games for "Plus One", "Plus Two", etc. but these are just the cutest little things! I know you had fun making them and I can't wait to use them!

  12. goodness gracious....thanks for doing this....i love the games....i think this would work easily with + 2 and then -1 and-2 also....anyhoo...i appreciate the share.

  13. Thanks for sharing! These will be fun to use with my first graders! :)


  14. These are fabulous!!!

    They can also be used as a number identifer activity. I had one little fella who needed until mid year to learn which numbers were which, so these would make a god number match activity.

  15. I had another thought! If you would change a few numbers and include some ones and zeros this same concept could also be used for early subtraction(using the six sided dice). Print adding on one side and subtracting on the other and wahlaa a double sided aka - choices! Our distric want us to have choices for the kids at each station.

  16. I just laminated a bunch of these and was wondering if you could change some of the numbers so the card went from 2-12 and make a set for adding 2 digit (two die)?

    Thank you for creating and sharing these super cute activities!!

  17. Oh my word!
    These are great!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Swamp Frog First Graders

  18. Wow! I love these! Thanks for sharing! My printer will be busy!

  19. Thank you so much...these are great! I can't wait to use them with my higher kinders at the beginning of the year and the remainder of the kiddos later! Awesome work!

  20. These are great! Thank you so much for sharing!

  21. I love this idea! It is wonderful to have a concept/activity that kids get to know and feel confident with that can extend throughout the year! I love it! Thank you for sharing. It will come in handy as I transition from teaching Kindergarten into teaching 1st grade this year!

  22. Love it - Love it! These will be great in the bins. At a math conference I went to they talked about fun manipulatives. I'm going to look for mini erasers to fit the themes. I think Oriental Trading has some so I'm going to check their first.

    Little Priorities

  23. "Frog"tastic! Thanks for sharing:)

  24. Thanks so much for your gameboards. The 2 apple ones went so great with our Johnny Appleseed unit we did. We played the game and then I put it out at a kinder center. They are doing great adding 1. I love the bold numbers too. Thank you again! I printed out all 32 for the different seasons!


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