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. Thank you so much for sharing! I just found your site from pinterest. I love the addition and subtraction activities. Finding another way to teach/practice addition using hands on manipulatives is a winner!!

Kim
2. Hi, I love all you great ideas. I am always looking for Kinder activities. Would it be possible to add your revised Add it mat. Thank you,
J. Lopez

1. meant to add a ? mark

3. Wow! The “Add It” and “Subtract It” mats are incredible. I would love to use them, but the links are not working. Are you still sharing these great resources? Thanks! ~Monica

Monica Flamm
4. What a wonderfully natural way to show addition! Thank you!!!

Aimshort
5. hi , I have found the things on here great and would love to use them but i’m unable to seem to print them out to use. is there a fee?
thanks jodi

jodi keddie
6. Love the mat. But would be great if the answer cards were blue instead of green to match where they should be placed on the game mat.

ash
7. I am trying to download the game and it says the file cannot be found. Is there another way to get the file?

Amanda
8. Thank you SO much for sharing this idea! This will help make sense of addition for my kids–and it will be so FUN!

Lisa Jefvert
9. I love this! I cannot wait to start using in my Inclusion classroom! Thank you so much for sharing this!

KT
10. Thank you so much for making a fun math game and making it free! I can’t wait to use this and the subtraction one with my sons!

Megan

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