### 12 free picture directions for math games

In preparation for having a substitute on Monday after a weekend of traveling, I was so thankful for fellow teachers who I can virtually collaborate with. From them, I have gathered lots of ideas, materials and resources to make my math instruction have depth and multiple facets. Sometimes I have to adapt what I find, as you'll see in the freebie at the bottom, but I'm appreciative of the time other bloggers spend sharing their ideas!

If you’ve noticed a trend in the content of my posts, they have been heavily focused on math. Why? To be honest, when you’re creating your own curriculum, it’s a little time consuming... So, guess where my thoughts follow? I’ve never had the time nor opportunity with any of the curriculum previously used to involve math games other than war to reinforce skills. I know that if you use guided math or math centers, then you probably are alike in that you have a venue, as I do now, to implement games and small group activities.

Here are resources that help build up to these Common Core Standards:
• K.OA.1.f. Represent addition and subtraction with verbal explanations and mental images.
• K.OA.1.g. Represent addition and subtraction with expressions and equations
• K.OA.5.a. Add fluently, orally or in writing, within 5.
• K.OA.5.b. Subtract fluently, orally or in writing, within 5.
• K.CC.7. Compare two written numbers between 1 and 10, and state which is more or less.
• K.G.4.b. Describe three-dimensional shapes to identify their various attributes including faces and edges.
Click to see any of these free Bump version games amd the wonderful bloggers they came from:

Click to see these free activities:
 Addition/Subtraction Fluency Partner Timing Describing 3D Shapes Recognizing Number Placement on 100 Chart Based on Groups of Ten

Be sure to let each awesome teacher know I sent you over as you grab these resources for your classroom! I’m going to have to really put some organization this summer into my files and games/materials, like my magnetic drawing board cards, and store them by quarter so that way I have all standards included that require the most repetition. Dare I take pictures of the before and after? Maybe… As planned for this quarter and to finish out the year, my practice zone drawers are filled with addition/subtraction and composition/decomposition activities.

Thanks to fellow online collaborators, I’ve got materials ready to go! With so many materials, I need to really capitalize on getting my kinders to focus on the challenge at hand and not to get lost in the “stuff”. With the idea of using picture icons to give directions and making them kinder friendly, I created some direction sheets for each of the latest resources I am putting into the practice zone. I did alter a few activities to fit the needs of my kinders, so just a heads up. After I modeled one game of Bump with a direction sheet, I haven’t had to revisit the rules or procedures – really! (I honestly didn’t expect that!) I asked permission from each teacher to share these direction sheets that are based on their creations with you since I had originally only created them for my classroom. They all graciously said yes!

Tip! Print pg.12/13 double sided

Here are the direction sheets I’ve created to go with each activity. Enjoy! My sub is going to be using two bump games for wrap up activities on Monday and all I had to do was have them out and ready since the directions are set to go.