Is it really that time of year again? Can you believe that it’s time to go back to school? This Back to School First to 20 Game will be the perfect addition to your math centers. Your students will have so much fun playing this fun, they will not even know that they are learning!
Back to School First to 20 Game contains four different math mats, as well as a DIY number cube.
Getting Back to School First to 20 Ready
You will want to print out enough math mats for your students to complete. My students always completed this game during math centers so I always had five printed and ready to go. Whatever your magic number is, have that many printed.
It is recommended that you print on cardstock and laminate so that they can be used for years to come. You will need to print out the dice and glue together. I find that it does better when also printed on cardstock.
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Back to School First to 20 Printable (download below!)
Doing Back to School First to 20 Game
Each student playing the game, will need to have a math mat, counters, and a number cube (or dice). If students are working in pairs or small groups, I always encourage each student to roll the dice before starting. The highest (or lowest) number gets to be the first person to roll.
The first person will roll the dice. My daughter’s number was three so she placed three counters on her math mat.
The next person will then roll the dice and place counters on their mat. This will continue until the lucky winner fills up their board to twenty!
Another variation is to try skip counting if your students are ready for that.
Download your free Back to School First to 20 Game below!
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I hope that you and your students enjoy this Back to School First to 20 Game! Are you looking for more Back to School ideas and activities, similar to do at home or in the classroom? If so, check out some more of our favorites below!