4 Number Games and 3 Activities
This is a set of Olaf number cards (0 – 20) to use in 3 different games and 2 activities. These Olaf games and activities are a great way to get kids excited about learning
Look Out for the Sun!
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.
Sun! Oh NO! All your cards must GO!
Snow! Yay! Take a card from all today!
Place 8 – 10 number cards in a pocket chart. Hide the Olaf card behind one of the number cards. The children will guess where Olaf is by naming the number that they think Olaf is behind. Children will keep guessing until Olaf 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.
Olaf 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
Child that has the largest number facing up wins the cards. When one child has all the cards the game is over and that child wins or the child with the most cards when time is up wins.
Tape number cards on blue plastic cups. Give the children either snowballs (cotton balls or white pompoms) or print the olaf cards and laminate them. The children will place snowballs or Olaf cards in the cups according to the number on the cup.
The children will use the number cards to order numbers. 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.