Looking for a fun way to practice basic addition facts? With this game, students pretend to buy a zoo. Now they need to collect all the animals to put in their zoo. They roll the dice, add the numbers, and collect the animal that corresponds with that number. Be the first to collect all animals to win. But be careful! One sum will cause animals to escape and the player must put all animals back and start all over again. With a little bit of prep, this is a game that can be played over and over again.
The teacher simply needs to print and laminate the animal cards, animal list, and dice templates, cut them out, and place them in a baggie or envelope.
This game reinforces Common Core 1.OA.1 and 2.OA.2