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It’s fairy tale week here, if you haven’t noticed! We are working through some fun fairy tale learning ideas and today I have a Jack and the Beanstalk counting math game for your little learners!
Jack and the Beanstalk Counting Math Game
This counting math game is so much fun and your kids will love it! It helps kids with number recognition, and counting as they move through the game board collecting chain links to grow their beanstalk.
The goal of this game is to collect the most chain links to grow the tallest beanstalk. If you don’t have chain links, just play it with paperclips. It will work just the same!
How to Play:
Set up the game by printing all of the parts and pieces. Included in the set are game pieces, (characters from Jack and the beanstalk), a game board, game number cards and growing the beanstalk cards.
Punch a hole in your beanstalk growing card to attach the chain links.
Use the number cards to move through the game board. Place them face down. Kids draw a number cards and move that many spaces (or you can have them hop to the number drawn, either way works).
The number they land on is the number of chain links they collect. Sometimes the numbers have a minus sign in front of them meaning you take that number away from your chain.
Once all of the players make it to the end of the board (the castle), count the length of their chain and the winner is the one with the most links!
They each collected more than 20 links by the end of the game! It is great counting practice at the end of the game as well.
My kids loved this game and I hope yours do as well!
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