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Spring Time Fun with Disappearing Tulips Math Game

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
Formats Included
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7 pages


This is a twist on a popular math game “Disappearing Trains” with a Spring-Time Theme. I found this game on this blog
Mrs. Giglio's Math and thought it would be fun to create a game for Spring.

Included in this pack:
Directions for the game
Game mat for 10 tulip pots
Game mat for 20 tulip pots
Sheet of tulips for the 10 tulip pots
Sheet of tulips for the 20 tulip pots
Die template for game

Directions for the game:
Concept: Number operations ( + and -). Teaches vocabulary concepts more/less, most/least, take away/add.Players: 2 or moreMaterials: Blank die (or cube) with the sides marked -1, -2, -3, -1, -2, +3 or you can use my template make your own die.
Use up to 24 tulips, disappearing tulips game mats (one for 10 and the other is for 20 pots).Directions: Explain the ( -) and ( + ) signs on the cube: the minus sign before a number means "take away" (or subtract) that many objects and the plus sign before the one number means "put together" or add that many objects. Players put tulips on their pots that are on their game mat. They take turns rolling the die (or cube) and removing (or adding) as many tulips from their pots as the number on the cube indicates.   
The game ends when the first tulip disappears. Players must roll the exact number needed to make the tulip disappear. If one tulip is left, the player needs to roll a -1 to finish.
Option: A non-competitive version of this game might be to work together on one tulip pot mat, (alternating turns rolling the die) to make it disappear. This game can also be played to reinforce any speech or language activity.

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Total Pages
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