teaching resource

Race to 50: Cooperation Challenges

• Updated:  28 Jun 2023

Explore the benefits of cooperation with a set of team-building number race activities.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  3 - 5

teaching resource

Race to 50: Cooperation Challenges

• Updated:  28 Jun 2023

Explore the benefits of cooperation with a set of team-building number race activities.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  3 - 5

Explore the benefits of cooperation with a set of team-building number race activities.

Grab and Go Cooperative Games for Kids

Let’s unlock the power of cooperation! As teachers, we can empower our students with the skills they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. By promoting intentional collaboration in the classroom, we can help our students grow into well-rounded people. Acknowledging the importance of cooperation promotes a better classroom atmosphere and imbues our students with the required skills to succeed in their upcoming pursuits.

This fun activity is the perfect way to help your students understand the value of cooperation. With this set of printable number race games, your students will quickly discover how important working as a team is.

Instructions for Playing Your Cooperative Game

Students will work in groups; groups of 4 are recommended.

• Each group will have one number mat in a page protector. Groups should use a new number mat for each challenge.
• Each student will need a dry-erase marker.
• Students must always take turns in a circle and alternate who is first each time.
• When done with a challenge, every group member must silently put down their marker and strike the designated pose.
• Repeat each challenge as many times as desired, allowing groups to compete to improve their speed.
• After all challenges, lead a class discussion about cooperation using the provided discussion questions.

We’ve included four templates for four challenges, described below.

Challenge #1: Cross off numbers from 1 to 50 in ascending order. When it isn’t your turn, you can help your teammates using words or gestures, such as pointing.

Challenge #2: Cross off numbers in descending order from 50 to 1. When it isn’t your turn, you can help your teammates with gestures, such as pointing but not speaking.

Challenge #3: Cross off all even numbers from 2 to 50 in ascending order. When it isn’t your turn, you may only help your teammates using words but no gestures.

Challenge #4: Cross off all odd numbers from 1 to 49 in ascending order. When it isn’t your turn, you may not help your teammates.