Subtract It! Math Game

The response to my “Add It!” game was so great, that I decided to make a “Subtract It!” Game as well. (Please ignore the ‘add it’ scoops in the pics, I’m just lazy! The Subtract It! game DOES come with “Subtract It” scoops!)


Click here to download Subtract It!

The rules of Subtract It! are simple:

  • Place a subtraction flashcard onto the empty white rectangle on the game board.
  • Using any manipulative of your choice, place the correct amount of objects into the top green box based on the top number on the subtraction flashcard.


  • Using the “Scoop”, scoop the correct amount of objects into the recycle bin based on the bottom number on the subtraction flashcard
  • Using the “Scoop”, scoop the remaining objects from the top green box down into the bottom yellow box for your answer.

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  • Count the objects in the bottom yellow box, and place the correct number card onto the bottom of the subtraction flashcard.


  • Pick a new card and play again!

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The download includes:

  • Subtraction flashcards for numbers 1-9 (ie: 1-0, 1-1, 2-0…9-9)
  • 0-9 answer number cards
  • A game board
  • 4 “Subtract It” scoops (I laminated the front only, then glued the scoops to cardboard and cut them out to make them more durable.)

Click here to download Subtract It!

Happy Subtracting!


  • rainbowmummy April 20, 2010 at 3:17 am

    This is the stuff that gets me more excited than I should be 😛 Thank you so much! It looks wonderful. xx

  • Melissa April 20, 2010 at 3:48 am

    VERY awesome…am printing this off to add to our collection! Much thanks!

  • Crisc April 20, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Very cool!!!

  • Holly A. April 20, 2010 at 5:34 am

    It really makes my day when I see a new post from you on my reader!Thanks Erica!

  • Cindy April 20, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Erica,I taught in the public school system for several years before coming home to school my children. This is truly one of the most wonderful visuals I have ever seen to help a child understand subtraction!!Thanks for sharing it!

  • Mozer April 20, 2010 at 6:45 am

    What a great game Erica!

  • Wonder Mom April 20, 2010 at 6:56 am

    AGAIN- your generosity will only ENHANCE my homeschooling efforts!You ROCK!!!!!!

  • stiner0305 April 20, 2010 at 7:09 am

    i love your ideas! they really help in with my inhome daycare!

  • Karen April 20, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Just lovely!!!! great idea, so colorful!!! EXCELLENT!!Thanks for share it!!

  • Confessions Of A Homeschooler April 20, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Hi everyone, I'm so glad you like it! Hope you have fun subtracting 🙂

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