Alien Addition Facts Sort

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Have any space enthusiasts in your class? While I don’t exactly teach about aliens or little green martians, we do embrace fun and imagination, and I love adding some fun themes to our math centers. This free Alien Addition Facts Sort is a hit with my kids, mainly for the little green creatures and spaceships. It’s a hit with me because they are practicing their math facts and having fun too!

*Pair with our Addition Activities and Centers for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

Work on addition facts to 10 with this fun and free Alien Addition Facts Sort. It is perfect for early learners to build up addition fluency!

Alien Addition Facts Sort

This game is perfect for Kindergarten or review in 1st grade! The aliens have addition facts to 10 on them, and the spaceships have sums from 2-10. You can decide how many aliens and spaceships to put out. Depending on your kids, you may want to start with just a few, or sums to 5, and then gradually increase the amount.

Prepping this printable math game is simple – just print the alien and spaceship cards (download below), laminate, and cut them apart. Place them in a basket or bin for an easy to grab math center!

In this activity, the aliens have addition facts to 10 on them, and the spaceships have sums from 2-10.

How to Play

My kids and I played by first setting out the spaceships in order from 2-10. Then, we took turns picking up an alien card and solving the problem. We are becoming more fluent in addition so we used strategies such as counting on, and even our fingers sometimes. However, you could choose to provide manipulatives or a number line if needed.

Once we solved the problem on the alien card, we matched them up to their home or “mother ship” as we liked to call them!

Place the spaceship cards face up and pick an addition facts card out of the basket to match up with the sums.

We kept adding and matching until all the aliens were matched up. It was a great way to review addition facts in a hands-on, engaging way through a playful game!

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Ready to start adding to help the aliens find their mother ships? Grab your copy of the free Alien Addition Facts Sort by clicking the large, yellow download button below!

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