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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Do you remember this game?  It's an arcade game---looks like this:

I used to love that game...so when my daughter was younger, we got her this version:
 We played that game a lot as a family--especially after my other came along.  Now there's the card version.  Connor (my son) and I were playing this game yesterday:

When it hit me----WHAT A GREAT math game (or color game, or shape game).  I created a game with addition facts to ten.  When students flip over their card, if the sum matches that of another player, you hit the mallet....very similar to the Whack-A-Mole game.  You can click here to get it

Also don't forget to check out First Grade Fanatics to see what I gave them to use for their 14 Days of Summer Countdown.


  1. What a great idea. Yesterday I had an inservice on Smartboards. As I was researching the activities on Smart Exchange their was a "Whack-A-Mole" Game. I believe under math for primary grades. Sorry that's all I can remember. I opened up a tons of activities.


  2. what do you have them WHack? Do you bring in your old whack a mole game? or just have them use the mallet on the table??

  3. It would be just like the card game---I would have them "whack" the mallet card that's in the file. I've not played this with my students before, so I hope it goes over well. I do know that my son enjoys playing the Whack-A-Mole card game that's in the picture. :)

  4. Ha! The Wack-A-Mole card game is a favorite in my house!

  5. Whack-a-Mole in any form is GREAT family fun lol-- :)


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