This game is designed for 2-4 players. I recommend printing more that one game for additional players.
This game can be played by many students, but has been designed with the following common core standards for Kindergarten:
K.CC.1 – Count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s
K.CC.2 – Count forward from a given number within the known sequence (instead of beginning at 1)
K.CC.4.c – Understand that the next number in a sequence refers to a quantity that is one larger than the number before.
1. One game board for each group of students playing printed on cardstock and laminated
2. One set of cards for each group of students playing printed on cardstock and laminated (This game has been differentiated for all levels of students. The cards outlined in red are for students below level, the cards outlined in blue are for students on level and the cards outlined in green are for students above level)
3. One game token for each student (this has not been provided, but you can use different colored counting cubes, erasers, or any other small item you have in your classroom)
1. Give each group their game materials and have students mix up the cards and place on one of the rectangles in the middle of the board.
2. Instruct students to flip over a card and perform the action on the card (For my low level students I normally pick an above level student to be a “game leader” which will help them read the cards and make sure they are completing the actions correctly).
3. If the student is able to complete the action they may move their token ahead one space on the board (for a shorter version of the game I would include rolling a dice and have the students move that number of spaces if they are able to complete the action on the card.
4. If the student is not able to complete the action on the card their token stays on the spot they were already on.
5. The first person to get to the end wins.