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Build a City Counting Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  09 Jun 2024

Build towers consisting of numbers up to 10 with this fun build a city game.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  4 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  F

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teaching resource

Build a City Counting Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  09 Jun 2024

Build towers consisting of numbers up to 10 with this fun build a city game.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  4 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  F

Build towers consisting of numbers up to 10 with this fun build a city game.

Build a City and Practise Counting to Ten!

This interactive game has been created by and experienced early years teacher to engage young learners in hands-on, educational fun! In this game, students will use colourful manipulatives to construct their own miniature cities on a board.

The download includes three different boards: one uses dice images, another uses the numeral and another uses tally marks. Allowing students a variety of different ways to show their understanding of counting to 10.

Hands-On Learning: The Power of Manipulatives

Manipulatives are essential tools in early childhood education. These tangible objects help children understand abstract mathematical concepts through physical interaction. By stacking blocks and other objects in Stack Your City, students:

  • Develop Fine Motor Skills: Manipulating small objects enhances hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
  • Visualise Maths Concepts: Concepts like addition, subtraction, and geometry become more concrete when students can see and touch the objects they are working with.
  • Foster Problem-Solving Abilities: Building a city requires planning and critical thinking, encouraging students to solve problems and think creatively.

Ready to Stack Your City? Get Started Today!

Use the dropdown menu to choose between the easy to print PDF version of this resource or the editable Google Slide version.


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


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