Back to School Math Games First Grade: Beginning of the Year Activities

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K - 1st, Homeschool
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Start the year with these fun math games that review a variety of kindergarten skills. These games are ideal for the first math lessons of the year. They are fun and engaging activities to ease children back into math thinking at the beginning of the school year while they review core kindergarten math skills.

The set includes 9 math board games and 5 black and white, print and play game sheets. Most games are NO PREP games - perfect for the busy back to school time. A few games have cards that need to be cut out.

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  • This packet includes 14 Printable Games
  • Fun and Engaging - students want to play
  • Back to School themed activities that are ideal for the first math lessons of the year
  • Games review a variety of kindergarten math concepts
  • Most games are NO PREP games - easy to prepare, perfect for that busy back to school time (a few games have cards that need to be cut out)
  • 9 games are color board games
  • 5 games are black and white game sheets - just print and go
  • Includes Teachers' Notes with suggestions for using the games
  • Instructions are on the game boards and game sheets
  • Games are easy to learn to play
  • Great for establishing rules and expectations for partner work or small group work
  • While they play, teachers can observe students' math skills and social skills


  • Just print the games on cardstock and they are ready to go, a few games have cards to be cut out
  • Games can be laminated if you choose OR
  • Slip the games into a sleeve protector or dry erase pocket


  • These are NO PREP game sheets - just print and hand out.
  • OR Print and slip into a dry erase pocket and use them again and again
  • Black and white pages - economical to print


Counting Crayons – Counting from 1-17.

Count and Cover – Count and Match Number and Word

What is Between These? Order of Numbers to 20

Back to School One More or Less Numbers 1-20

Play Time – Compare Numbers from 1-10

Back to School Make a Match – Numbers 11-20

Lucky Pencils – Tens Frames Numbers 11-19

School Bags Add 2 – Add 2 to 1-6

Back to School How Many More? – Calculate How Many More Required

Roll and Color – Match Number Models 1-6

Roll and Color – Match Number Models 2-12

Back to School Add 1 – Add 1 to 1-6

Fill the Notebook Take 1 – Take 1 from 1-6

Make 10 Fill the Backpack – Find the Number Needed to Make 10

All that these back to school games require to play is dice, counters and pencils.

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Practice & Play NO PREP Addition Worksheets and Games Bundle

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End of Year Math Games First Grade


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.


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