Have you seen these great Halloween character boxes yet? I bought the 3 sets for my math games. Each set has 2 boxes of the same character, one big, one small. They each have googly eyes.
I stacked them on my desk and the kids just thought that they were decoration until math rolled around. They were so excited to see what games I was able to put into each of the boxes.
I found some little pumpkins and acorns in Target’s dollar section and knew that they would be perfect counters in a box. I have the kids count (in groups of 10 of course) and then write up their total on a sticky note.
I have 100’s of rubbery bugs that fit well into another box for counting.
I am a dice addict and have a black pumpkin dice that went well with the easy pumpkin game. I also quartered paper for the box.
I added 2 large dice (orange and green) along with some pigs and numberlines to 50. They roll the dice and move their piggie along. For those kids that can handle it. I have them start to subtract their piggie after the number 10.
Another box has a plus and minus dice in it with 2 regular dice and a recording sheet. So the roll 2 numbers and a plus or minus sign and write that as a math equation on the sheet.
I had 3 sets of numbers for counting by 5’s to 100. This one is tough for some of my kiddos.