Independence Day Picnic
This easy-to-make matching game is a perfect fit for a math center. Switch the numbers and equations to use it for practicing addition, subtraction or multiplication facts, too.
Type or write two- or three-digit numbers under the pictures on the picnic table template. (This template works best on Windows software).
On the food cards, type or print the matching expanded form of the numbers. For example, write 300 + 60 + 3 to match the 363 under the table.
Print, laminate and cut out the cards.
Students play by matching the correlating cards or by turning them face down for a “Memory" game.
Turn this into a group game by writing different place value units on cards with different food pictures. For example, write all the hundreds on hot dog cards, tens on ice cream cards and ones on watermelon cards. You might have a table with 741 and a hot dog with 700, cone with 40 and slice with 1.
Students draw two (or more) table cards. They will play to collect all the food cards to match the numbers.
Deal seven cards to each player and place the rest face down. Turn up the top card to start a discard pile.
Students take turns selecting either the top card from the deck or the top discarded one, trying to build a full set to match their table cards.
The first person to complete all his or her sets wins the game.