Pop The Balloon! is a fun and engaging game that is great for a warm-up for small groups. The phonics bundle is the number on seller in my store and so I thought, "hey, maybe this could work for math skills and concepts too!" As it turns out, Pop The Balloon! is a great way to begin your guided math group as well.
To play, each student has a card. The student begins at the bottom and reads (or answers a math problem, etc.) all the way to the top. My first graders like to clap their hands together and go, "POP!" when they get to the top so they "pop" the balloon (no, there isn't a real balloon...).
Pop The Balloon! cards currently included:
-Pop The Balloon! Addition Facts
-Pop The Balloon! Subtraction Facts
-Pop The Balloon! Telling Time
Pop The Balloon! Shapes
Pop The Balloon! Recognizing Numbers
Pop The Balloon! True False Equations
Pop The Balloon! Unknown Numbers
The following skills and concepts will be added to this bundle:
-Add Within 100 Using Place Value
These Pop The Balloon! cards are also (and will be) apart of the Pop The Balloon! The Big Bundle
! With the big bundle, you get every single Pop The Balloon! pack ever made!