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May Math Games

Counting down the days till Summer? I sure am! But, we still have LOTS of learning this month so I’m excited to use May’s Centers in a Snap to keep my kids engaged and learning throughout the month!

Centers in a Snap are ready-to-go math games that save teachers time and energy by not running around gathering materials and prepping games! But more importantly, these standards-based games make sure your students are having FUN during Math time while practicing foundational math skills!

I created Centers in a Snap to be as simple as open, cut, and play! These 12 games will be ready to play in less than one prep period. Plus, once you prep the games, they’ll be set for years to come!

Ready for the best part? EVERYTHING you need for the math games is included in the Centers in a Snap box so you don’t need to scour the shelves at any store? Awesome, right?

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

All games were created to be skill-appropriate {and standards based} for the current month using fun May Themes of bugs, flowers, and BBQ!

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

Game Directions

Each Centers in a Snap 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! How amazing will it be to never repeat directions again?

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

The materials needed for each game and step-by-step directions are also included on the direction card. If your student happens to forget how to play, they can simply scan the QR code and get a quick refresher. Each of the videos is between 2- 4 minutes so it won’t cut too much into their playtime!

May Games

Keep reading to take a peek at a few of May’s Math Games!

Please note: all of the game pictures below are from the 1st Grade Centers in a Snap May box. However, there are notes below each game to show how the different grade levels vary slightly.

Catching Sums

A skill that is always tricky is adding three numbers!

To play, students roll the three 10-sided dice add them together. They then cover the number on their gameboard. The first player to use all of his/her counters first is the winner!

Kindergarten: students roll two 1-6 dice and add two numbers together
2nd Grade: students use three ten-sided dice, roll, add and multiply by 2

Hoppin’ Through Time

We can never get enough practice telling time around here! For this game, students roll the die, find a matching mushroom and read the clock. If he/she is correct, they may cover the mushroom with one of their counters. First player to use all of their counters wins.

Kindergarten: students focus on ten frames to 20
2nd Grade: students focus on time to the 5 minutes

Picnic Time Word Problems

Wowzers! There is not enough time in the year to master word problems {tell me I’m not alone!!} For this game, students will roll the ten-sided die and fill in the blanks with the numbers. Then, the student rereads the math problem aloud and solves it!

Kindergarten: Simple Word Problems with a QR code for problems to be read aloud
2nd Grade: students use a ten-sided and twenty-sided die to fill in problems

Buzzing for Fractions

We can always use practice with fractions! For this game, the goal is to get three in a row with your bee or flower. Students take turns spinning the spinner and covering the honeycomb.

Kindergarten: students practice making ten
2nd Grade: students practice arrays

‘Chick’ Out These Sums

This game will give your students a chance to practice double-digit addition {without regrouping} To play, they take turns spinning, adding, and covering up the number on the board. First player to use up his/her six counters first is the winner!

Kindergarten: sums to 5
2nd Grade: larger numbers

Spotted Subtraction

For this game, students will roll the die and solve a problem in the matching column. If they solve the problem correctly, they can cover it with the cutest ladybugs you’ve ever seen! First player to fill a column is the winner!

Kindergarten: making 10
2nd Grade: larger numbers

What games will your students love playing this May?

Don’t forget – there are six more games included in the box for May, too!

Want to try out a May game? Fill out the form below and I’ll email that fun ladybug game from each of the three grade levels!

Don’t miss out on Centers in a Snap – there are only a limited number of boxes made each month!

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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