Purpose:

  • To help practice addition facts to 20.

You need:

  • Game board (PDF, 39KB)
  • Dice or spinner labeled 1,2,3,1,2,3
  • One counter per child
  • Container of treasure (buttons, milk bottle tops, walnut shells)
  • 2 players

How to play:

  • Each player places one counter on his or her start number.
  • One player throws the dice (or spins the spinner) and both players move their counter that number of spaces in a clockwise direction.
  • The first player to add the two numbers correctly gets one piece of treasure.
  • It is important that each player says the addition out loud, for example, 12 + 6 = 18 or 9 + 3 = 12.
  • The game continues with each child taking turns to throw the dice.
  • The winner is the first player to collect 10 pieces of treasure.

Variations:

  • The first player to add 10 to their number.
  • The first player to subtract the smallest number from the largest number.
  • The first player to double the number they have landed on.

Download a file of this activity:

PDF (7KB) or Word (33KB)