Apple Bump Game
This apple-themed bump game will be perfect for your fall math centers! And your students will learn so much while identifying and composing teen numbers.
It is perfect for kindergarten or first grade math centers because it is so easy to prepare and use! Just print, cut the cards apart and play!
Learning about teen numbers is an important skill that students learn in kindergarten and first grade. This activity provides necessary practice needed to learn to compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones.
Not only is it super effective, but it is fun too!
Easy to Use!
Using this resource couldn’t get any easier! You simply get the free resource, print it, and use it. I would slide the game boards into a wipe and write pocket or laminate for durability.
There is a black and white option OR a color option. So, no need to worry if you don’t have access to a color printer. You will need 2 different colors of 10 linking cubes to use as manipulatives.
In addition to the game board, you will receive 3 different card options for gameplay. The first option shows base ten blocks, the second option shows ten frames, and the third option shows baskets of apples. You can decide which cards you want your students to practice with or they can use all of them!
Setting Up the Apple Teen Numbers Bump Game
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- Apple teen numbers bump board game (button to download at the bottom of this post)
- Teen number cards that come in the file
- Linking Cubes to use as game pieces
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- Print the game board and slide it into a write and wipe pocket for durability. You can also laminate them.
- Print the accompanying cards. Cut them apart.
- Gather linking cubes (10 per player).
- Label and store in a baggie or file folder.
Playing the Bump Game
To start, the first player will draw a card and find the matching teen number. Then they will place a linking cube on that apple.
The next person will draw a card and place one of their linking cubes on the apple. If they land on an apple that has the other person’s cube there, they can bump it off. If the cube is their own color, then they can add another cube to freeze that apple. An apple with 2 cubes can’t be bumped. The first player to run out of cubes wins!
This game is easy to play and students will catch on quickly. I have numerous other bump games that can be used for other subject areas. This will save the amount of time spent on giving directions and students learning how to play new games.
Using the Apple Teen Numbers Bump Game
This bump game would make a great math center, small group activity, or early finisher’s game. The students will be improving their math skills and building the foundation for practicing addition and subtraction skills.
This activity can be used in a variety of ways from whole group instruction to differentiated small groups, mini-lessons, math centers, independent practice, and even learning at home. If you use guided math in your kindergarten classroom or first-grade classroom, this would be a great math station option during your rotations.
If you have a student that is ahead of the class, they could practice recording their answers on an empty ten-frame sheet. They could also practice putting the cards in order from smallest to largest or vice versa.
Need to make it simpler? No problem, you could limit the number of cards in the drawing deck to make the game simpler to play. The teacher could also cross out some of the teen numbers that the student doesn’t know yet. Maybe they are only ready to play with the numbers 11-15.
Also, encouraging your students to point and count out loud is a great tool. This way they have a better chance at tracking the objects correctly and practicing one-to-one correspondence.
I hope you enjoy this apple bump game! Your students will be teen number rockstars in no time!
Click the button below to get the apple teen number bump game. Enjoy!