Number games allows students to practice 1 to 1 correspondence, number identification, number sequence, number sense and comparing numbers. Some number game ideas are pictured below. In the top right corner my first grade friend is being timed to see if he can put numbers in order from least to greatest in less than 1 minute. Below that, the girls are playing Highest Card (Traditionally called War). The boys in the bottom corner are playing a game called Forward and Back. It is similar to Candy Land as they move the game piece ahead and back depending on their dice roll. Connor is playing Sam Phibian on the iPad. The object is to help Sam the frog catch the correct number of insects of each kind for lunch.
The game below, Shape Fill In, is a number game that encourages the students to use 1 to 1 counting and color in the number of sections on the star that corresponds with the number rolled on the die. The person with the most filled in sections at the end is the winner. This game and print out can be found on Shari Sloane's website, www.kidscount1234.com