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Counting Objects Board Game – Numbers 1–5

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF, PowerPoint | 1 page | Years: F - 1

Practise basic math skills with a counting objects board game.

Use One-to-One Correspondence Skills with this Counting Objects Board Game 

Can your students count to 5? Strengthen one-to-one correspondence skills with this counting to 5 board game.

Each player chooses a game piece and places it on the start square. Player 1 takes the top card from the deck, counts the objects and moves their game piece to the first number that matches their card. Play continues until each player draws a card that matches the last space on the game board.

Through this activity, students will show they can use one-to-one correspondence and count up to 5 objects.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this counting game to enhance learning through guided math groups or as a partner activity.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Provide assistance to students who need help understanding the concepts by placing counters on each object. Students then push away or collect each item as they count.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need more of a challenge, encourage them to create an addition or subtraction sentence that equals the number on their card.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable PowerPoint or Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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