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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Skip Counting Game
DD is just now learning to skip count by 3s. I made a unicorn and dragon themed game to help her practice. The game is pretty straight forward. Each player takes a turn drawing cards from the file until they get a dragon (STOP!) card. The player then sorts her cards and places them in skip counting order while the other player is drawing cards. The object is to be the first player to get all the cards needed and placed in the proper order -- 3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27
If your child is a good skip counter already, be sure to check out the wonderful game, Speed! that was made by a fellow homeschooler, Julie. You can read about that game in this post.
Meanwhile LD and I played "Catch the Mouse" for math (for multiplying by 6s). We have a die with the numbers 4 through 9. LD rolled the die (5) and multiplied that number by 6. Then he placed a marker on the mouse with the answer (30). The object is to try to capture the most mice by placing two markers on each mouse. If the other player has just one marker on the mouse, the player can bump him off the mouse, but once a player has two markers on a mouse, the mouse is his. You can download my Catch the Mouse game here (there's a board for 6s and another for 7s).