Ninja Turtle Math
4 Number Games and 5 Activities
This is a set of Ninja Turtle number cards (0 – 20) to use in 4 different games and 5 activities. These Minion games and activities are a great way to get kids excited about learning.
Look Out for the Evil Minion! A Number Recognition Game
This game can be used with a small group. It is great for intervention teachers to use or to send home with a child to play with their family.
I pick 5 to 6 numbers that my children need to learn. I print each of these number cards 3 times on cardstock and laminate them. Copy the special cards on cardstock and laminate them too. If the game is being used to review all numbers make sure you have at least 30 cards in the game.
Children will take turns drawing cards. They will name the number and keep it. If they can’t name the number, they are told the number. They then look at the number and name it. I let my children keep the card the first time we play the game. The 2nd time we play the game, they discard the card if they can’t give the number. We play the game at least 2 times in math stations. If they draw a special card, they do as it says. The child with the most cards after all cards are drawn is the winner.
Shredder! Oh NO! All your cards must GO! (The child loses all their cards.)
Pizza! Yay! Take 2 cards from all today! (The child will take 2 cards from all the children playing the game.)
Turtle Power! Take 2! (The child will take 2 from the deck.)
Where’s the Leonardo?
Place 8 – 10 number cards in a pocket chart. Hide the Leonardo, or any other turtle card, behind one of the number cards. The children will guess where Leonardo is by naming the number that they think he is behind. Children will keep guessing until Leonardo is found.
Number Match (Memory)
Turn over about 8 - 10 number pairs. Children will take turns turning over 2 cards at a time. They will name each number as they turn it over. If the numbers match the child will keep the cards. If they don’t they will turn them back over. The child with the most pairs when all are turned over is the winner.
Ninja Turtle Battle (Battle/War)
Give each child about 15 number cards. Children will each place their top card face up in the middle of the table. The child with the largest number takes all the cards. If children have the same number, they will place 2 cards face down and 1 face up. The
the cards the game is over and that child wins or the child with the most cards when time is up wins.
Ninja Turtle Count
Tape number cards on green plastic cups. Give the children green unifix cubes (Ninja Turtles) or print the Ninja Turtle cards and laminate them. The children will place unifix cubes or Ninja Turtle cards in the cups according to the number on the cup.
The children will compare 2 number cards. They will then place the Ninja Turtle card with the correct sign on it (<, >, =) between the 2 numbers.
The children will use the number cards to order. This can be done in a pocket chart whole group or individually at a center.
What’s the Missing Number?
The teacher will put a sequence of numbers in a pocket chart, turning over some of the numbers. A child will give the missing number and turn over the card to see if they are correct.
Before & After
The child will place a number card on the table. He/she will then place the number card that comes before and after the given number.