This is a super fun way for your kiddos to practice number recognition, counting on from a given number to 10 to determine how many more are needed to get to 10, or using a ten frame to determine how many more are needed to get to 10. This game can be played individually or in table teams and each way is played slightly different.
Individually- I purchased a popcorn box from the dollar store, but any cup or container will work. Put the pieces of popcorn with numbers into your container. Pop some popcorn before playing as well. Sit in a circle with your kiddos and give one of them the container. The first student will pull one piece of popcorn out. If it is a number he or she will either count on from that number to 10 to determine how many more are needed to get to 10. If they draw a 4, and determined that 6 more is needed, I then have them or the whole class say, “4 and 6 makes 10”. If the student draws a ten frame. They will tell how many dots there are, then they can count the spaces to tell how many more are needed to 10. Then he or she will pass the container to the next kid and play will continue around the room. If a kiddo pulls out a piece of popcorn that says “pop” on it, give them a piece of popcorn and then they get another chance to pull out a picture. Play continues around the circle until you decide to stop.
Table Teams– Start at one table, and pass the container around the table while kiddos pull out pictures, name them, and name words that rhyme with them, much like the individual play. However, when someone pulls out a piece that says, “pop” everyone on their team has to put all of their pieces back into the container. Continue around the room as many times as you like and the team with the most pieces of popcorn in the end wins. Sometimes I give students one piece of popcorn each time they tell how many more are needed to 10. (optional).
This game can also be used to just have kiddos recognize and name the numbers, and the ten frame numbers.
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