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**Counting to 100** can be lots of fun with these creative
counting games. Try all 3 of them. You can print off the chart of 100
little things below. Have fun!!

**100 Little Things Chart**

**Skill**: *Counting to 100*

The helpful chart, *100 Little Things*, can be used in many ways. Use just the first page to practice numbers 1-50, or use both pages together to practice 1-100.

Note: While students can write the numbers 1 – 100 below the objects for
excellent counting and writing practice, the following 3 games use the
chart without numbering the objects.

**Game #1**

**Number of players**: 4**Skills**: Counting to 100**Object of the game**: Earn more points than the other players.**Supplies**: A copy of the 100 Little Things chart for each player, pencils, one piece of paper for the group to keep score.

**To Play**:

- Decide which player is the first Counter. This player secretly chooses a number from 1 to 100 and counts forward this many spaces on his chart. He notes the object in that space.
- The Counter announces his number to the other players.
- The 3 players each count on their chart. As soon as they reach the space, they call out the name of the object in that space.
- The first person to announce the correct object earns one point. In case of a tie, more than one person may be given a point.
- One of the players records the points.
- The player to the left of the first Counter becomes the second Counter. Play continues as above.
- The game ends when time runs out, or when each player has been the Counter three times.
- The player with the most points is the winner.

Are you ready for another counting game....have a look at the next activity for teaching counting below.

**Game #2**

**Number of players:** 2 – 4**Object of the game:** Be the first player to reach the last space on the chart.**Supplies:** One copy of the 100 Little Things chart for the group to share, a marker for each player, a pair of dice.**Preparation:** Print one copy of the chart for the group.

**To Play:**

- All players put their markers outside the space with the black pointing hand.
- Players roll the dice to see who starts. Player with the lowest number goes first, second lowest goes second, etc.
- The first player rolls the dice and makes a two-digit number with the result. For example, this roll could be 52 or 25. He moves his marker forward that number of spaces in the chart.
- The first player to reach (or go beyond) the smiley face wins.

**Game #3**

**Number of players:** Whole class**Skills:** Counting to 100**Object of the game:** Follow the teacher’s directions and optionally, win a prize**Supplies:** A copy of the 100 Little Things chart and a pencil for each student, (optional) small prizes to award such as stickers or small treats.

**To Play:**

- Each student numbers his paper from 1 to 7.
- The teacher calls out the first direction. (See examples below).
- Each student counts on his own chart. He circles the object/number that is reached.
- The teacher continues with the remaining instructions in the same manner.
- At the end of 7 directions, the teacher announces all the objects that should be circled as each child grades his own paper.
- (Optional) Every student with all the right answers receives a prize.

**Sample directions**:

- Start at the bell. Count forward 37 spaces. What shape/letter is there? (J)
- How many spaces are between the W and the crayon? (40)
- Start at the clock. Count backward 19 spaces. What shape/letter is on that space? (X)
- Start at the Q. Count forward 51 spaces. What shape/letter is there? (two-sided arrow)
- How many spaces are between the L and the T? (60)
- Start at the V. Count backward 46 spaces. What shape/letter is there? (scissors)
- Start at the trash can. Count forward 31 spaces. Then count backward 12 spaces. What shape/letter is there? (cell phone)

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