Groundhog Day will be here before we know it and what better what to incorporate some fun (and cute) groundhogs into learning with this Groundhog First to Twenty Math Game. Your students will have so much fun playing this fun, they will not even know that they are learning!
Groundhog First to Twenty Math Game contains four different math mats, as well as a DIY number cube.
Getting Groundhog First to Twenty Math Game 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.
Doing Groundhog First to Twenty Math 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!
If your students are wanting a challenge, you can make it where they have to roll on the exact number left in order to fill up their board and win. For example, this student has 17 spots filled up. They have only there left. In order to win, he must roll a 3. If he does not roll a 3, one of his partners may be able to win.
Download your free Groundhog First to Twenty Math Game below!
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I hope that you and your students enjoy this Groundhog First to Twenty Math Game! Are you looking for more groundhog ideas and activities, similar to do at home or in the classroom? If so, check out some more of our favorites below or check out all of our ideas under the Groundhog Lesson Plans area of our site!