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Learning to count and add numbers is an exciting thing! Especially when you can make a game out of it with a high-interest theme. This free Football Addition Game is sure to capture the attention of any young football fan, and the best part is they are working on sums to 10 while they play!
*Pair with our Addition Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Football Addition Game
I love to incorporate a variety of activities into our math workshop time. It makes it one of the kids’ favorite times of day!
To prepare this fun addition sorting game, I first laminated the cards to keep them sturdy. Many little hands play with them, and I wanted them to last!
Then I cut apart the numbered football player and cheerleader cards, as well as the football cards.
How to Play
I introduced this addition game in our small groups. We first spread the football player and cheerleader cards out on the table. They have a number on each of them that will represent the sum or total of the equations.
Then we took turns drawing a football card from a small basket. The footballs have an equation on them to solve and match with the correct player or cheerleader (the one with the correct sum).
I often provide a number line, manipulatives, or whatever the students need depending on where they are at with addition strategies.
We kept solving the equations to 10 until all of the footballs were in the correct spot. Ta-da! Addition practice that is fun and engaging, and I know they are learning!
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