blizzard blackout math facts game for kidsMath is important. No matter how we spin it our kids need to have a strong foundation of math knowledge so that when the real tough challenges come whether it’s in 1st grade or 11th grade they know that math can be fun and worth the effort. So my goal with young children is to make math fun with game like this one. This printable math game for kids is super simple to adjust to all abilities and in the post I will show you how I did one level for my daughter who is 3 and another for my 7-year-old son. The object of the game is to cover all the snowflakes with cotton balls to make a blizzard on your page. The first person to do that wins. It’s worth noting that you can also write letters, shapes… lots of other things on the snowflakes and since it’s dry erase you can switch it as needed.

What You Will Need

Blizzard Blackout math game for kids

  • game board for each player – print out here
  • number card sheet – print out here
  • a few page protector sheets
  • dry erase marker
  • scissors
  • regular marker
  • cotton balls ( at least 24 for 2 players)

How to Prepare the Activity

  • Start by printing out the sheets.
  • Next write out numbers or equations on the number cards. For my daughter we did numbers and for my son I did equations like 2+3 and 4+5 instead of saying 5 and 9.blizzard black out math game for preschool and elementary
  • Cut them out.
  • Slide the game board into a page protector and voila it’s dry erase!blizzard blackout dry erase math game for kids
  • Write the numbers on the snowflakes. Remember for equations you are writing the sum or difference not the equation.math game for kids blizzard bingo

Time To Play

blizzard black out math game for preschool
Shuffle the cards and flip them over one at a time. If the number on the card matches with a number on the game board you get to put a “snowball” aka a cotton ball on the snowflake. The person that covers all their snowflakes first wins.

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When you are done one game you can erase the numbers with the snowballs and start again.blizzard black out clean up

My son was super pumped that I added some multiplication to his game. I am just excited that math is fun for them and will keep finding new ways to keep it fun.math is fun blizzard black out

How do you make math fun at your house? Share your tips below !


About Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher and director who started her popular early education blog No Time For Flash Cards as a way to keep one foot in her professional life while knee deep in motherhood. Learning should be fun and it's Allison's goal to help all parents be able to add a little fun and learning to their child's day. Allison lives in a yellow farmhouse outside of Seattle with her two kids and husband.

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