Combining books with your math instruction is a great way to get your learners engaged. A simple read-aloud can easily be turned into a fun addition math game.
This book is simple and fun for young readers. It teaches counting by introducing new kids of fish in different amounts.
With all of the different kinds of fish you can easily teach adjectives during you literacy block with this same book…pretty awesome!
Addition Math Game
This book can be used to practice counting and sorting fish with your little learners. However, we needed a little more advanced math skills practice, so addition game it is!
It is easiest to have your activity prepped and ready to go for your learners. There are a variety of ways prep this math game, but here is what worked best for me.
- Fish Eyes printables (link below)
- Paper clips
- Fishing Rod (dowel with a magnet will work, too)
Just cut, place a paper clip on the end of each fish and stick the fish in a bowl or tank. Have the printables ready for your learners and they are ready to get started.
How to Play
To play have your learners use the fishing rod to pick 2 fish from the bowl. They can write the addition equation on the printable.
Have your learners use 2 different markers to draw a picture in each tank to help them solve the problem.
Get your free addition math game by clicking the download image below!