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March Math Games

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Can you hear me singing this Christmas song in March? That’s because March is the VERY best month! Our students are more capable, the weather is changing, and the best holiday of the year {aka St. Patrick’s Day!} is here! Keep reading to learn more about March’s Math Games!

Kids in hundreds of classroom are playing Centers in a Snap! These ready-to-go math games for Centers are not only saving teachers time and energy by not running around gathering materials and prepping games, but more importantly, their students are having a BLAST during Math time while practicing foundational math skills!

Centers in a Snap was designed to be as simple as open, snip, and play! In less than one prep period you’ll be able to get your games set up for the month. Plus, once you prep the games, they’ll be set for years to come!

Oh and the best part? EVERYTHING you need for the games is included in the Centers in a Snap box so you don’t need to scour the shelves at Michaels, the Dollar Tree, or Target to find anything?! Best news ever, right?

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

All games are designed to be skill-appropriate {and standards based} for the current month using fun March Themes of Basketball, St. Patrick’s Day, and Spring.

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

Related Reading: March Activities for the Classroom

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.

March Games

Read on to take a peek at a few of March’s 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.

Part of the Game

Our math program {Math in Focus} basically glosses right through fractions. So, I’m always looking to slip in more practice throughout the year.

Part of the Game is a bump game and we know kids can’t resist bumping their partner off the spot!

Kindergarten: students spin for tens frames
2nd Grade: same game!

Rainbow Facts

This game is a blast because students take turns rolling the dice and either adding or subtracting to get three in a row!

Kindergarten: students add two 1-6 dot dice
2nd Grade: students use a D20 and D10 to either add or subtract

Lucky Measurement

This game is going to be the biggest hit this month! Students use plastic shamrocks to measure St. Patrick’s Day objects.

Kindergarten: same game
2nd Grade: students first measure with shamrocks and then with a ruler

St. Patty’s Problems

We can always use practice with missing addends! For this activity, students use the clothespin to select their answer. While prepping, you’ll put a sticker on the back of the card to indicate the correct answer.

For a little accountability, students can complete the recording sheet.

Kindergarten: making 10
2nd Grade: larger numbers

In Like a Lion…

This game is SO much fun! Students each have a gameboard and on his/her turn, will spin the spinner and fill the tens frame with that number. Once they’ve built a ten, they can move their lion or lamb up the tens ladder. First player to make it to 120 wins!

The lion and lamb heads are so stinking cute for this game!

Kindergarten: kids fill ten frame and build up to 10
2nd Grade: number ladder is from 100 – 1200 – each number on tens frame represents 10

Flowering Facts

One of the trickiest concepts for my students to master is equal or balanced equations. Golly! So the more exposure to this concept early on, the better.

With Flowering Facts, students will work together to sort the problem cards into Equal or Not Equal. Then, they record the answers on the recording sheet.

Kindergarten: simple math problems
2nd Grade: bigger math problems

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

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

You do not want to miss out on Centers in a Snap! Each month only a limited number of boxes are made.

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!

PS- Check out this fun St. Patrick’s Bulletin Board here!

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