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February Math Games

How is it already February? But seriously, are you pumped for the quickest month in teaching…that is stuffed with the most to cover?! I’m here with February’s math games that will make planning a whole lot easier for you!

K-2 teachers around the country are using Centers in a Snap for ready-to-go math games for Centers and my heart is so fun! Not only are these teachers saving time and energy by not running around gathering materials and prepping games, but more importantly, their students are having FUN during Math time while practicing foundational math skills!

Centers in a Snap is SO simple for you to use: you open your box of February math games, make a few snips here and there, and get your kiddos going on engaging standards-based games!

Oh, and did I mention that EVERYTHING you need for the games is included in the Centers in a Snap box so you don’t need to drive around to the Dollar Tree or Target to find anything?! Incredible, right?

I’ve created three different math boxes for February to choose from: Kindergarten Math Games, 1st Grade Math Games, and 2nd Grade Math Games.

Every game is designed to be skill-appropriate for the current month using fun February Themes of President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Dental Health.

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

Game Directions

Each math game includes directions which also have a QR code. When your student scans the QR code, I show them how to play it so you don’t have to! Never repeat directions again {well, at least during math game time!} Awesome, right?

Students simply scan QR codes & I teach them to play!

The materials needed for each game and step-by-step directions are included on the directions. If your student happens to forget how to play, they can simply scan the QR code and get a quick refreher.

February Games

Read on to take a peek at a few of February Math Games!

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

Building Love

Students always need practice determining one more, one less, ten more, and ten less. So Building Love puts a fun spin on this concept.

Students build the picture using pom poms, count up the number used, and then determine one more, one less, ten more, and ten less than what they built with.

This activity not only gives them practice to work on this important skills, it also gives them a chance to work on fine motor skills and following a visual pattern.

Kindergarten: students determine one more and one less
2nd Grade: students determine +25, – 15, +300 etc.

Brushing Up On Facts

Students get a chance to practice subtraction facts with this fun spinner game. To play, he/she spins the spinner and then finds a tooth to cover with the difference. First player to cover each tooth on their board wins!

Kindergarten: students cover tens frames
2nd Grade: bigger differences

Sweet Sums

Your student will love the cute taffy candies for this game! They’ll use roll the 10-sided die and determine the number needed to make 20.

Kindergarten: students roll to make 10 {with a ten-frame and counters to help}
2nd Grade: students may add or subtract to cover a number

Delicious Donuts

One thing that my students never get enough practice with throughout the year is fractions. Seriously, our math book has two lessons and they’re expected to master it!

So to make mastering fractions fun, I’ve included this delicious game! Students each have five donuts and spin to cover the fraction on the gameboard.

Kindergarten: students cover teen numbers
2nd Grade: spinner has fraction words, not pictures

Presidential Place Value

Presidential Place Value focuses on the important skill of place value! Students work together to match up the place value picture with the number.

Then, they can draw the numbers on the recording sheet.

Kindergarten: matching tens-frames with numbers
2nd Grade: larger numbers

Tic-Tac-Toe

Who doesn’t love tic-tac-toe?! This game focuses on addition and subtraction facts.

On his/her turn, the student selects a problem on the board and solves it. If they are correct, they may put their colored heart on the spot. First player to get three in a row wins!

Kindergarten: simple sums
2nd Grade: bigger numbers

What games will your students love playing this month? Don’t forget – there are six more games included for February, too!

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

Don’t wait 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.

Want to see how I manage the games? Go read this blog post!

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