Maths games with reception

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by dizzielizzie2001uk, Feb 21, 2009.

1. dizzielizzie2001uk

Hi everyone
im trying to think of fun maths games i can play with my reception class as a starter activity before they go and choose activities to do or when ive got a psre 5 minutes with them. does anyone have any fun games they play with reception children? so far ive thought of ping pong which can be played with any theme (you say ping the childrne say pong then repeat then say a number and the childrne say the number that comes next/double/one more or less/shape with that many sides etc)
also i play games where i use magic pots and wizard hats where the childrne have to add 2 ingredients together or take ingredients out etc..
guess the number: have a number on the IWB hidden and the children have to ask questions to guess the number.

does anyone have any more games they play with recption children or older childrne that can be adapted please?

2. dizzielizzie2001uk

Hi everyone
im trying to think of fun maths games i can play with my reception class as a starter activity before they go and choose activities to do or when ive got a psre 5 minutes with them. does anyone have any fun games they play with reception children? so far ive thought of ping pong which can be played with any theme (you say ping the childrne say pong then repeat then say a number and the childrne say the number that comes next/double/one more or less/shape with that many sides etc)
also i play games where i use magic pots and wizard hats where the childrne have to add 2 ingredients together or take ingredients out etc..
guess the number: have a number on the IWB hidden and the children have to ask questions to guess the number.

does anyone have any more games they play with recption children or older childrne that can be adapted please?

3. LucyD84

my class love playing "tens and out"...they stand up in a circle..and take it in turns to count...going around the circle and can say either 1 number or 2
(for example)
child 1: 1
child 2: 2,3
child 3: 4,5
child 4: 6, 7
child 5: 8
child 6: 9, 10!
and the child who is AFTER the person who just said 10...is out and has to sit down..and counting starts again! So they have to try and work out whether to say 1 number or 2 in order to keep themselves in (mine havent quite got that far yet and havent worked out that they can actually work out a way to keep themselves in the game..they just enjoy counting!) You can extend it and let them have a choice of saying 3 numbers...or count up to 20 etc.

4. byjingoNew commenter

We sing number bonds to 10 to the tune of Frere Jacques......
children repeat
That make 10
children repeat
i suppose you could also do it to 20

5. mancminxNew commenter

Thats a nice game byjingo.
Lucy-its sounds good but a bit too complicated.
thanks

6. mancminxNew commenter

Sorry Lucy, that sounded rude. I should have said it sounded complicated for my chn.
sam