Number recognition and number sense is something we work hard on in my classroom!
I am always looking for ways to make these concepts engaging for my students. They need repetition and practice, but it needs to be fun too!
They love to play games, especially with partners. This fall number game is a fun way to work on number identification to 30, and is simple to prepare!
All you need to play this game is the “Rake up Numbers” download (I laminated for sturdiness since we will use it multiple times), dice, and something to use for markers.
I used pom poms because we have a TON of them in my classroom. Also – they are pretty quiet when your kiddos bop them down on each space. 🙂 It would also be fun to use themed erasers from Target or the dollar store if you can find them!
We took turns rolling the die and moving that number of spaces. The person who rolled should say the name of the number that they landed on.
When I play this with my class, I encourage them to help one another and have both partners say the number. They don’t get another turn if they get it right (they just take turns so whoever wins really depends on the luck of the roll).
The first one to get to the end wins!