Want to add FUN to your Math block?

July Math Games

Math games are perfect tools to reinforce different concepts your students while making learning fun. They help develop skills and entertain while providing a hands-on approach. But it can be tricky to round up games that hit the standards and are fun for your students! Look no further – I’ve done ALL the work for you and deliver the fun to your door!

Centers in a Snap is delivered to your front door with games for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, or 2nd Grade. Each box is filled with 12 standards-based games and the materials to go along with it. These games will give your students a chance practice foundational math skills with little effort from you!

In less than one 45-minute prep period, you can have your Centers in a Snap ready to go for years to come! You just open the box, cut a few pieces, and add the games to your classroom.

Hold on though – the best part is that 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. What will you do with the extra time?!

The July boxes are available in three versions: July Kindergarten Math Games, July 1st Grade Math Games, and July 2nd Grade Math Games.

All games were created to be skill-appropriate {and standards based}. The awesome thing about this July box is that the themes are generic {no holidays or seasons!} so you can truly slip these games into your learning at any point during the year.

Keep reading to take a peek at a few of the games included in July’s Centers in a Snap box!

Game Directions

As teachers we get tired of repeating the same directions over and over, right? Well, I’m solving that problem! Every Centers in a Snap game includes a QR code. When your student scans the QR code, I show them how to play it so you don’t have to!

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

All materials needed for the game are listed on the direction cards, too. 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!

I also have the games posted on a website that you can bookmark for your students.

July Games

Read on to learn more about July’s Math Games {and hang out till the bottom where you can snag a FREE July game!}

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

Magical Numbers

Once students have a strong foundational of numbers {espeically place value!} comparing numbers is the next skill to master!

For Magical Numbers, students roll two 0-9 dice and create a two-digit number. Their partner takes a turn to create their two digit number. They work together to determine the correct sign.

Kindergarten: students roll one die
2nd Grade: students roll three 0-9 dice

A Treasure of Number Bonds

I dare you to name a child who does not like pirates! For this activity, students determine the missing number in the number bond. They then clip their answer and flip it over to see if its correct.

A recording sheet adds a level of accountability for this activity.

Kindergarten: sums to 5
2nd Grade: sums to 100

Animal Antics with Plus Plus Blocks

I LOVE this activity and I know your students will too!

Students use Plus-Plus Blocks to copy the picture. While this is not a game, it’s a great way for students to copy visual patterns.

Two versions are included: one using Plus Plus Blocks and another for the Target Dolalr Spot blocks.

Kindergarten & 2nd Grade: Same activity

Dog Gone Doubles

Knowing doubles facts is an important skills to help master facts! This game gives your students a chance to practice. Each player takes a spin, doubles the number, and covers with a dog bone. First player to cover three in a row is the winner.

Kindergarten: teen numbers
2nd Grade: multiply by 2

Nines are Fines

Another important skill that greatly helps students master facts is knowing their “nines facts” This game gives your students a chance to practice.

They flip over a card and move to the nearest spot with the tens fact. First player to the end is the winner!

Kindergarten: making 10
2nd Grade: arrays

Chewing on Sums

I can’t resist a bubble gum game! This game focuses addition facts. Students take turns rolling, adding and covering the sum on his/her gumball machine. The first player to “fill” his/her gumball machine is the winner!

Kindergarten: sums to 5
2nd Grade: larger numbers

Which students will your students love in July? And remember that there are six more games included in the box for July, too!

Want to try out a July game? Enter your info below and I’ll email the Chewing on Sums 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 some of the materials included in the box here.

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

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