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Aliens in a Spaceship - Counting Game

Free | 3 pages|Grades: Pre-K - K

A fun, hands-on game for children to play when learning to count and use one-to-one correspondence or when learning to subitize.

Use this teaching resource when students are learning to count and use one-to-one correspondence. Alternatively it can be used when learning to subitize numbers.

This alien themed counting game encourages children to identify the numbers 1 to 6 and develop their counting skills.

To play the game:

  • Provide each child with a spaceship and set of alien cards.
  • Roll a die, identify the number, then count out the matching number of aliens.
  • Place the correct number of aliens into the spaceship.
  • For a challenge at the end, count the total number of aliens in the spaceship.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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