Race to 10
Here is a simple game I came up with this week (I’ve probably read about it somewhere a long time ago and then just remembered it, so I’m not sure if I was the one who actually made it up!! 🙂 ). We called it Race to 10. I created a simple 10 frame in Word and made a copy for each child. Each child also got ten cubes and they shared a die (to encourage turn taking!).
They rolled the die and put that number of cubes on their ten frame. Then their partner took a turn. They repeated this process until each one of them had filled their ten frame up. Later, we will use the overage (numbers past ten) to fill up another ten frame, but for right now we are just working on numbers to ten.
Each day before math work stations but after calendar, we play a new game like this one that then gets added (eventually) to a math work station tub. We play for about 15 minutes and then have math work stations for 30ish minutes.