Most teachers will tell you that learning through games is a great way for students to review math and literacy skills. What they’ll also tell you is that when students are having fun they not only retain more but they are more likely to be engaged and on task while working.
In addition, playing games with classmates helps students learn to take turns, interact, and problem solve. Plus math and literacy games are a great way to build classroom community!
I wanted to share with you these Kindergarten math and literacy games because they make for a great end of the year review. Or you can use them year-round as practice or extra support. Be sure to hang around until the end because I’ve got a sample freebie for you!
The Kindergarten Math and Literacy Games Bundle is easy to prep for teachers, just print and laminate – no cutting required! Your students will find these games captivating because they are interactive and hands-on. Plus, they are meant to be played with a partner or small group which makes them extra fun!
The games are quick to play and make great for time fillers or indoor recess activities. They are also ideal for morning tubs or early finishers. Of course you can also use them for math and literacy centers too!
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About the Games:
Each game pack includes 12 games. The directions for each game stay the same, so you can explain once and just switch out the games.
Students will each need a game piece such as a mini eraser or plastic cube for this activity. They will also need a plastic spinner or a paperclip and pencil to make a spinner.
The spinners in the pictures came from Amazon. I absolutely love these plastic spinners. They are so much easier than students using a paperclip and pencil.
To play the game, the students start on the first space in the upper left corner of the game board. To begin the game, the player will spin the spinner and identify the number, letter, word family, ect that they spun.
Next they will identify the number, word, letter, shape, etc represented in each space on the trail. Players will move their game piece to the nearest space that corresponds with what they spun.
The gray shaded themed spaces are free spaces.
The first player to make it all the way around to the last space on the game board is the winner. To win the game, the player must spin the exact number/letter/word etc. that is shown in the last space on the game board.
The Kindergarten Math and Literacy Games bundle consists of Numbers to 10, Numbers 11 – 20, Addition and Subtraction, 2D and 3D Shapes, editable Sight Words, Blends and Digraphs, and CVC and CVCe words, Letter Matching, and Beginning Sounds
Math Games for Kindergarten:
Numbers to 10
The Numbers to 10 games pack includes activities to practice number matching, ten frames, tally marks, and number words. There are three games for each skill included.
Numbers 11 – 20
The Numbers 11 – 20 version includes activities to practice adding 10, tens and ones, base ten, and ten frames. There are three games for each skill included.
Addition and Subtraction
This game pack includes addition and subtraction within 10. There are six addition games and six subtraction games. For these games it’s a great idea to supply your students with extra cubes or mini erasers if they need extra support to solve the number sentences.
2D and 3D Shapes
There’s a variety of skills included in the 2D and 3D games pack. Students will practice matching shapes and real world objects, as well as identify the number of sides, corners, and faces and distinguish 2D from 3D shapes.
Literacy Games for Kindergarten:
These editable sight word games are a fun way to help students learn to quick read and recognize sight words. There are twelve editable games. You just type the sight words once for each game and they will auto-populate for you. Easy peasy!
This game is perfect for the beginning of the year or to use as a review for students needs needing extra practice. There are six uppercase to lowercase letter matching games and six lowercase to uppercase matching games.
Another great game for the first few months of school or to use as a review for students needs needing extra practice. There are six uppercase to lowercase letter matching games and six lowercase to uppercase matching games.
In the lower right corner of each game mat is a number. The numbers correspond to a picture name cheat sheet. This way you’ll know the names of each picture without having to guess!
CVC and CVCe Words
This game pack includes CVC and CVCe words. There are six games for CVC and six games for CVCe. Students spin the spinner and identify the word family they spun. They will read the words on the trail and move their game piece to the nearest word that corresponds to the word family that they spun.
Blends and Digraphs
This game pack includes L blends, R blends, S blends, beginning digraphs and ending digraphs. There are three games for each blend, two beginning digraph games and an ending digraph game. The game mats are numbered in the lower right corner. The page numbers correspond to a picture name cheat sheet. This way you’ll know the names of each picture without having to guess!
Kindergarten Games Freebie
You can try out these Kindergarten Math and Literacy Games with your students! I’ve put together a sample pack of 6 different games from the bundle.