There are a number of fun math games and activities that you can play using these printable number turkeys I made. Let me walk you through each one of the games I have come up with. You may find that you have dozens of other uses for them. If you do, please leave your ideas in a comment below or on my Facebook page so that others can do them too.
Ideas for Fun Math Games
You can have your children put the the turkey numbers in order. We put them in two rows so they would fit in the picture above. You will probably want to have children put them into one really long row.
Sorting By Even and Odd
Children can place the even numbered turkey numbers in one row and the odd numbers in another. We did this activity without using the foam turkey feathers that we used for some of the other fun math games. It might be helpful to use the turkey feathers if you are just introducing the concept of even and odd numbers. Children will be better able to visualize that the odd numbers have one feather that doesn’t have partner. They will also be able to see that the even numbers do have a partner.
One to One Correspondence
After placing a few of the turkey number cards out, children can add the correct number of feathers to them. The turkey with the number one would get one feather and the turkey with the number five would get five feathers. You don’t have to have children use foam feathers for this math game. You can have them used buttons, pom- poms or any small objects.
Creating Number Sentences- Adding
This fun math game can be played two different ways. Children can place the correct number of feathers on each number in the number sentence. Then they can count out the feathers for the two numbers they are adding. Next they can check and make sure that the sum or answer has the same number of feathers.
Another version of this fun math game has children place the correct number of feathers on the two numbers being added. Children can pick up the feather from the two turkey numbers and place them on number that is the sum.
You can create the plus and equal sign with construction paper or draw them on index cards.
Creating Number Sentences- Subtracting
For this fun math game children can place the correct number of feathers on the large number they will be subtracting from. Then they will pick up the feathers and place the correct number of feather on the number they are taking away from the big number. The number of feathers remaining in their hands should equal the difference or the answer.
Fun Math Game Supplies
You really don’t need much to put together any of these games. Here is what we used:
- A set of printable number turkeys (They are free to download.)
- Feathers cut from foam
- Construction paper or index card to make the +, -, and = signs.
More math activities can be found on my Early Learning Math Pinterest board.
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