Easy and Free - these Addition Games for First Graders can be a life-saver when it comes to engaging the kiddos!
Grade Level: 1 - 2
Skill: Addition facts through 9 + 9
Number of players: 2 to 4
Object of the game: Be the first player to cover 5 fish in a row
*Scoring (optional): The winner receives 5 points for scoring 5 in a row, plus he gets 1 additional point for every fish anywhere on his game board that he’s covered. All other players also score 1 point for each fish that’s covered. When all play has finished, each player adds his total score for all rounds played. It is possible for some one who has never scored 5 in a row to win!
If your child or students are ready to move on and are looking for some fun with adding larger numbers, that's a good thing. Here's a fun 2-digit and 3-digit addition game.
Easy math games are a great way to add fun and excitement to learning math! They will love you for it!
Math doesn't have to boring or difficult! Making math fun does wonders for helping your child or class have a positive attitude toward math. And when they can feel good about it, they will naturally perform better at math!
You might want to check out more 1st addition activities below.
"Addition Math Can" activity: Great hands-on game for learning and practicing addition facts.
"Addition Concentration": I used to love the card game "Concentration" as a kid. Same concept here except your first graders will use cards with math fact equations on them.
Egg-Acts Sum: This is a 2 to 4 player adding game that focuses on addition facts through 6 + 6. Be the first player to fill each section of the egg carton!