Where is summer going? I even want to ask where did spring go? Between softball and baseball, life sure has kept me busy. One would think that both of those would be over--but my son decided he wanted to try travel ball---and now he's talking Fall ball. Mom's thinking, it's not even Fall---let's just calm down for one week. Heck, next week is 4-H judging for general projects--then the fair for our market animals isn 't too far away either. Life would be simpler without kids, that's for sure---but I definitely think they add some excitement to my life. As a matter of fact...that's where some of my ideas come from--my kids.
We spend a lot of time camping. We're always looking for new things for "entertainment" when we go. Did you know that with kids---camping isn't supposed to be relaxing. Who knew?! My husband built us a new Hillbilly Golf set as our old one wasn't very stable. I love this. We just store it in an old folded chair bag and it has worked perfectly for us.
Then that made me realize that I needed Yard Jenga
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and Yard Yahtzee
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Then it hit me---if we like these games as a family, and my students like dice games--
Why not try to incorporate it into the classrom??!
PLUS, I am just LOVING these big dice I picked up from 5 Below.
I thought using these in a jumbo classroom edition of
ADDITION Yahtzee, may just be the Fun needed in my little room.
I tried this out with my daughter too.
I needed to know what direction to take this idea, what would work, and what wouldn't.
I think I finally came up with directions that will work with any student needing to practice basic math facts.
I also included a CHALLENGE that will use all 5 dice. I thought this may be a good review for my 2nd graders in the fall. In this version, students will be encouraged to make a set of ten in hopes of adding numbers easier. I even have a big tub that they can roll them out onto the floor. FUN, right? :)
Regardless of the version you choose to play, it will be a fun way to get students adding and writing equations. AND--Best of all....it's free.
You can click the image above to grab yours off of TpT.
Please remember that feedback is important and encourages more freebies! :)
**NOTE, you do not have to play this game with the big dice.
It will work just as great with dice in a little lidded container! :)
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