You never know who might be lurking around the pumpkin patch...It just might be those sneaky Ninja Pumpkin Snatchers! Watch out and collect your five pumpkins before they steal all of your pumpkins!
Your 2nd/3rd Graders will definitely want to play that game, won't they? It directly aligns with 2nd Grade Math CCSS 2.NBT.A.3, read and write numbers to 1000, using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. It also would be a suitable review game for 3rd Graders since it can be used at the beginning of the year. Students will practice all these forms of numbers while playing this game for up to 4 players.
How to Play: Each student has their own long game board (Pumpkin Patch), with their own special number to make. There is a pile of cards in the middle that contain number words, subtraction problems within 100, expanded form, base ten blocks, and hundred boards. Each student has one of these forms they must find within the game. If the student pulls a card that matches their number, they place it on their board. If it doesn't match, they discard and the next player may keep that card if it matches their Pumpkin Patch number. So students must always be paying attention to the play of the game. But they must watch out for the Sneaky Ninja Pumpkin Snatcher cards, which will take one of their pumpkins away! The first player to fill up their board is the winner. I've also included an extension printable that directly relates to the game and asks the students similar questions to compute!
You'll receive 4 game boards (8 cards), 30 pumpkin question cards,
1 rule card for the students, and a cover card for tubs, file folders, envelopes, etc., and an extension printable.
This game can be easily differentiated because I've added a special twist...Extra cards that don't match anyone's board! These cards can be used when you have students that need an extra challenge (or 3rd Graders). For those students not quite ready for that, you can take some cards out and limit the number of possibilities to choose from. You could even have one student play alone and just hunt for the cards that match their number. This game can be played in small groups, during Math Workshop, or in one-to-one time. So it's very versatile and can be used by all levels of students. And they will love the theme of Sneaky Pumpkin Snatchers! What fun is that?