Addition Games For Kids

Youngsters learn best if they stay focused. Addition games for kids are great tool for teaching since they love to play games. So they will be learning addition skills and having fun at the same time!

Three Dice Addition

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Number of Players: 2 - 4

What You Need: 3 dice, copy of dice graph, colored pencils or crayons

Preparation: Print the dice chart here. Have each player choose a different color pencil or crayon.

How To Play:

  • Have each player roll all three dice. The person with the highest sum goes first.
  • The player who goes first will toss all three dice at the same time.
  • The player will them mentally add the three numbers shown on the dice to get the sum.
  • The player says the sum aloud and the other players will then agree or disagree with the players sum.
  • If their sum is correct, that player will color in any box above their sum at bottom of graph.
  • If the player calls out the wrong sum, they lose their turn for that round.
  • Play then goes to the next player and proceed in the same manner as above.
  • The first player to color in four squares that are touching with their color wins the game!


* If you want to reuse the dice graph board, you can use colored tokens instead of colored pencils or crayons. If you go this route you may want to laminate the dice graph so you can use it again for later.

* Another fun way to play this game is playing teams. With four players, you can pair the students together for two-person teams. Each team will share the same or pencil to mark the boxes.

Now there's more addition activities for you to check out on the site, but you might want to also check out an addition puzzle or two for the kiddos.

The page in the link above has several addition puzzles, which you'll see a s you scroll down the page. One of the games of the page in the link above called the Math Matrix, which is an online addition activity that also has a mobile app that kids can play on their phones.

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