Santa Claus needs help finding gifts for a few children that were able to move their names from the naughty to nice list just in time for Christmas. Will you go bankrupt to save Christmas or will you have enough money left over for some cookies for Santa?
The gift pages should be printed double sided so that there is a color side and a black and white side to make the playing cards.
This resource offers many options for play depending on the skill you are trying to teach. The original game idea is as follows:
Each player gets a recording sheet (ledger). You will roll the dice and use the corresponding number as your starting balance. Place all the gifts on the floor in front of you with the dollar ($) amounts facing down. Then you will roll the dice and choose a gift that corresponds with that number. This number will be recorded in your ledger. You will then need to do the math to determine how much money you have remaining after each gift purchase. There is a sample ledger included. The player with the most gifts without going bankrupt wins the game. If at the end there is an equal amount of gifts purchased the winner is the one with the most money left over!
Some additional ideas for this resource include putting the gifts in order from least to greatest or greatest to least. There is also a recording sheet included to use it for rounding. Roll the dice to pick a gift and then record the decimal number in the first box. Then round the number to the nearest place as designated on the recording sheet.
I would love to hear how you have used this in your classroom!
I hope these games bring some magic to your classroom this holiday season!