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Cover Up! - Addition Facts Game

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PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 2

Develop a love of addition facts with this multiplayer Valentine’s Day board game. 

❤️ Spread A Love For Addition

Use this activity to support your addition facts lesson.

Print the game board on red or pink cardstock and use it in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Students play the game in pairs. Each student gets a Cover Up! game board and a set of manipulatives. Students take turns rolling a pair of dice, finding the sum of both numbers, and covering one of the matching numbers on their game board. The student who covers all of their numbers first wins!

By completing this activity, students demonstrate an ability to add and subtract within 100.   

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

In addition to individual student work time, use this addition facts game as a:

Students who need a challenge can play each other using the same game board. The first student to call out the sum gets to cover a matching number with their manipulative. The student who covers the most hearts at the end of the game wins! 

To review addition facts in your math lesson, project the game board and use our Dice Roller widget in your guided math group. 

To Prepare This Resource

Please note that this activity will download as a black and white PDF. Print the game board on red or pink cardstock to make it a Valentine’s Day-themed math activity. 

Print out the game board on cardstock for durability. Provide students with manipulatives or bingo tokens to keep track of their progress. Or slip game boards into dry-erase sleeves for students to color their matching sums with dry-erase markers, then erase and reuse. 

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