Try to use as many numbers as possible in a quest to take over the game board! Draw from a deck of cards to determine your number, then create an addition problem with that sum.
Your child will need to engage his problem solving skills in order to participate in this game. By manipulating numbers, he'll improve his confidence and ability to work with them. Soon, he'll be ready to tackle subtraction!
What You Need:
- One deck of playing cards (Print one.)
- One Cover All game board (Print this out.)
- A different type of place markers for each player (e.g. beans, coins, confetti, torn paper)
What You Do:
- Shuffle the cards and place them face down in a pile.
- For the purposes of this game, aces = 1, jacks = 11, queens = 12, and kings = 13.
- Players take turns drawing either one or two cards (their choice). On a turn, a player may cover up any number(s) that equals the sum of their card(s). (For example, if a player draws an 8, they could cover up "8", "1" and "7", "2" and "6", "3" and "5", "1" and "2" and "5", OR "3" and "4" and "1".)
- Players may need to pass on a turn if no usable numbers remain uncovered.
- When all of the numbers have been covered, each player should count how many they claimed. The player with the most spaces covered wins.
- Try working as a team. Draw cards and work out addition problems together. You win if you can cover the board!
- Print out a game board for every player. Players then race to cover their entire game board first.