Hi everyone! Are you looking for a fun way to teach addition to your children that doesn’t involve flashcards in the typical way? Well, look no further! I created this fun game called “Add It!” and I wanted to share it with you all today!

(Note: I edited the game board so it now goes left to right. This picture is opposite what the board looks like in the download. Thanks for the suggestion Gwendolyn, that does make more sense!)

How to play the game:

• Take an addition flashcard and place it 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

• Place the correct amount of objects into the middle yellow box
based on the bottom number on the addition flashcard.
• Using the “Scoop”, scoop all of the objects from the green box &
the yellow box, down into the blue box.
• Count the total of objects and place the correct number card
onto the bottom of the addition flashcard.

• Pick a new card and play again!

• Addition flashcards for numbers 0-9 (ie: 1+1, 1+2, 1+3…1+9)
• A game board
• 4 “Add It” scoops (I glued mine to cardboard then cut them out to make them more durable.)

Hope you have fun!

1. Ericka- I have been a lurker on your site since you posted this game!! You have so many wonderful ideas!! Thanks for sharing this game. I printed it for my daughters back in April–they have played it without the little sweeper thing because I never got it finished. Well–I just finished the sweepers today and I used the Peel and Stick Foam to back your download of the sweeper. I actually backed each sweeper twice with foam to really reinforce them. As I was making them I thought of something else that would work– chip clips! Just thought I would share!! Thanks again!!!

2. Oh My Gosh! This is SOOOOO great, incredible, awesome!!!Thank you SOOOOO much!!!(I LOVE lakeshore but they are pricey…) Tiffany

3. Awesome–thanks!

4. Hi, your blog is awesome. It opens automatically when I open my browser. Thank you so much for being a blessing to so many of us. I love your Add it & Subtract it games, but I am unable to download. I keep getting an error message that says it's not a true PDF file. I see the extension is pdf, but how else can I access this file. Is it something I can pay for and have emailed to me?Thanks

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5. ANONYMOUS: Not sure what that means, it is a PDF, but if you email me with your email i can try to send it. The file is pretty big, but I'll try. Email me at homeschoolerconfessions at gmail dot com

6. I love this game! Thank you so much for sharing your hard work with us! I put this game together today for my daughter and see really enjoyed it. I blogged about it and shared a link to your site on my blog.Jeanette

7. This is AWESOME! I'm SO making this game! Thanks Erica!Btw, what if you switch the green and blue boxes with each… being the artsy parent I am, it's the first thing I saw! Cuz then if you add the blue with the yellow- it makes green!

8. This looks like so much fun!!! Great job!! And thanks for sharing!!!!!!

9. this is another great creation. i will be on the lookout for subtraction, multiplication and division lol. sebastian is 6 and already doing all add, subtract, starting multiply, wants to know about dividing too lol. he is too funny and is ust unstoppable.

10. can you please e-mail me this link… I am unable to get into it. THANKS!

jenny

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