Capture the Creature is a fun game for practicing adding and subtracting within 100. Students take turns drawing a card from the deck and adding the number on the card to the "Dinner Bowl" of the creature. Specialty cards are included to "Capture the Creature." The student with the creature at the end of the game wins! Students learn how to add and subtract using a bead string or bead rack. Students will learn more advanced strategies for adding and subtracting (such as composing and decomposing numbers to add/subtract in the most efficient ways, adding and subtracting 5's and 10's, and using related addition and subtraction facts).
Creature playing cards
What you will need to add on your own: 100 bead string or 100 bead rack
*Directions for making your own 100 bead string available with this download