So it got pushed back until after school started. One afternoon I went through my cart and pulled out the games that we won't use until later in the year and organized. Here's what the cart looks like now:
Our first unit for math is numbers in base ten/place value. So all of my games that are currently out are place value related. Here's what I have out currently:
Swinging Around the 100's and 200's Chart - Free on TPT from Fourth and Ten
Flash Cards - of course. Such an easy bin. I took out the time and money ones and just stuck with addition and subtraction. Dollar Tree has great flash cards.
Race to 100 - Free on TPT from Primary Graffiti
The ever popular Bump from Sunny Days - My kiddos love, love, love this game! For student led conferences last year they had to show their parents how to play one math game - this was a popular choice!
Addition Jenga - Picked up this original Jenga set at the flea market for $3 and then downloaded the free labels from Minds In Bloom. I printed the labels onto adhesive backed paper and then laminated it. Yep, you got that right - they were sticky and laminated! I wasn't sure if you could do that but it worked out great - I wanted the durability of laminating but didn't want to have to tape or glue each strip.
The kiddos simply build the jenga cube as usual and then when they remove a piece they have to solve it. Simple, yet fun!
Place Value Bulls Eye from What The Teacher Wants - I think this is my personal favorite because it helps the kiddos practice expanded form and because it's so fun! It reminds me of skeeball - who doesn't love skeeball?
Slides and Ladders from First Grade a la Carte - To practice doubles facts! This isn't a place value game but addition is coming up next and this game is simple so I threw it in there.
Last but certainly not least in my kiddos' eyes is Power Towers - They absolutely love this! The original idea comes from Teacher Tipster.
That's the beginning of the year line up. I've shown my kiddos the games and now we are beginning to practice playing them. They are already excited!