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November Math Games & Activities for Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade

How pumped are you for November? Your students are finally in the groove of school and routines are now {pretty close to!} automatic!

I am pumped so many K-2 teachers have jumped at the chance to have ready-to-go math games for your classroom centers! Not only are these saving time and energy by not running around looking for games to fill up their math centers, they're also making math a little bit more fun! Students truly love these themed activities and games!

november centers in a snap games with ready-made activities for k-2 classrooms | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

I designed Centers in a Snap for you to open the box, make a few cuts, and get your kiddos going on standards-based games. Of course all of the manipulatives are included in the box so you don't need to run around a find anything!

Three boxes are available to choose from each month: Kindergarten Math Games, 1st Grade Math Games, and 2nd Grade Math Games. Each game is designed to be skill-appropriate for the current month using fun Thanksgiving and Fall themes.

Read on to take a peek at a few of the games included in October's Centers in a Snap games!

Simple Game Directions

Every game includes directions that also have a QR code. When a student scans the QR code, I teach them how to play the game so you don't have to teach the games 🙂

a fun math game with a fall theme about scare crows that is perfect for november | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch
Students simply scan QR codes & I teach them to play!

The directions walk students through the materials they will need to play the game, as well as how to play. Imagine teaching one less thing – amazing, right!?

November Games & Activities

Keep reading to take a peek at some of November's Math Games!

All of the pictures below are from the first grade box. However, I've included notes below each game to show how the different versions vary slightly.

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves gives your students a chance to practice subtraction. They roll two dice, subtract the numbers and cover the difference with a plastic leaf!

falling leaves math activity for 1st grade classrooms | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Kindergarten: students use a ten frame to subtraction
2nd Grade: students use a 10-sided die and a 20-sided die

Gathering Acorns

Students will LOVE using the fun acorns to cover up the problems on this gameboard. To play, students roll a die and pick a problem in that row. If they are correct, they can cover the spot with an eraser.

The goal is to cover one entire row of sums first!

gathering acorns math game for primary classrooms | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Kindergarten: numbers recognition
2nd Grade: subtraction problems

Nutty for Numbers

I've included a place value game again this month because we all know just how important it is to recognize and make numbers with place value cubes.

For this activity, students match the number cards to the place value cards. Then, they record the answers on the worksheet.

fall themed nut math game that's a perfect activity in the month of november | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Kindergarten: numbers through 10
2nd Grade: numbers through 200

Odd Bird

I'm always shocked at how challenging it is for students to learn odd and even numbers. Odd Bird gives your students a chance to play with these numbers!

Students will roll a die and move the corresponding number of spaces on the gameboard. The first play to make it to the end is the winner!

turkey themed math game for 1st grade or 2nd grade classroom | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Kindergarten: students use 1-6 die
2nd Grade: students use two 20-sided dice

Raking Up Doubles

We know how important it is for students to learn doubles facts. Knowing these sums will help students add and subtract.

For this game, students cover all of the numbers on their side of the game board. They roll the die and double the number and then remove the counter from that place on their side. First player to remove all counters on their board wins!

an easy to set up math activity about raking leaves | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Kindergarten: number recognition
2nd Grade: doubles using 10-sided die

Scaring Crows

Students will get a chance to practice addition playing Scaring Crows.

On their turn, the student rolls the dice and adds. They can cover the sum on the gameboard. First player to use all ten of his/her counters wins!

a dice game that makes for a perfect november math activity | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Kindergarten: Adding using 1-3 die and 1-6 die
2nd Grade: Adding up two 20-sided dice

Recap of November Math Activities & Games

Do you see a game your students would have a blast playing this month? There are six more games included for November, too!

Want to try out a November game? Enter your info below to grab a game!

Make sure to sign up for Centers in a Snap – there are only a limited number of boxes each month and you don't want to miss out on saving yourself time and giving your students fun!

If you're using the digital version of Centers in a Snap, you can find the materials included in the box here.

Check out this blog post to read all about how I manage the games in my classroom!

how to manage math centers for elementary classrooms | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

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