Turkey Rainbow Tens is a fun way to give children practice with the rainbow / friendly tens strategy. That is, numbers which add up to equal 10 (i.e. 0+10, 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, & 5+5)
In this game, players take turns rolling a die. They must then place a chip on the number that is the "friendly 10" partner of the number they rolled. For example, if player 1 rolled a 4, they would cover a 6 because 4+6 equals 10. The first player to cover all their numbers is the winner. If time runs out, whoever has the most numbers covered wins.
This game also comes with a chart to help children visualize the concept of rainbow 10s. Please see the preview image for a glimpse of this chart.
This game would make a great extension activity, center game, or a fun thing to do on Thanksgiving Day. You could even send copies home for students to play with their families.
This set contains three versions of the game:
1) Game boards with the numbers 4 to 9 which can be played using a standard 6-sided die.
2) Game boards with the numbers 1 to 10 which can be played using a 10-sided die.
Having three different versions of the game board allows for differing ability levels to compete at the same game.
Additional materials needed to play:
- a die
- markers (such as pennies or beans)
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Thanksgiving Turkey Games are available for the following addition strategies:
- Plus One
a.k.a Near Numbers (+1)
- Plus Two
- Plus Three
- Rainbow 10s
a.k.a. Friendly Tens (e.g. 6+4 or 2+8)
- Adding 0 & 10
- Doubles + 1
- Adding 9
- Adding 8
For just $5.00 you can download The Turkey Mega Bundle
that contains all the strategies!