1st grade math games are not only fun, but they're a great tool for helping you teach math to young learners.  Kids love this 1st grade addition facts game.... and be sure to browse our collection of first grade math games and activities.

Egg-Acts Sum

Skill: Addition facts through 6 + 6

Number of players: 2 to 4

Object of the game: Be the first player to fill each section of the egg carton

Supplies:

• One clean, empty egg carton for each player
• A bag of jelly beans (or cotton balls)
• A pair of standard dice

Preparation:

• Give each player an egg carton, and ask her to label each section. Write a * in one section. In the others, write each of the numbers from 2 to 12.
• Give each player 12 jellybeans (or cotton balls).

To Play:

1. Roll a die to see who goes first. The player with the lowest number begins.
2. For each turn, the player rolls the dice and adds the two numbers on the top of the dice.
3. She finds the section of her egg carton with that number and puts a jellybean in it. The * may be used for any number. For example, if a player rolls a 3 + 5, but already has a jellybean in the 8 space, she may put one in the * space.
4. The next player rolls the dice, and does the same.
5. Play continues until someone has a jellybean in every section of her egg carton. The first person to get a jellybean in each section wins the round.

Have Fun!!!

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As parents and teachers we should try as early as possible to get youngsters to have positive and fun experiences with math.

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