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FREE No-Prep Christmas Game For Practicing Subtraction Facts

This no-prep FREE subtraction games for kids gets children practicing their subtraction facts. Simply spin, solve, and then cover up the answer.

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about the upcoming Christmas holidays. I’m ready for so yummy food (though not too much so I don’t lose my Healthy Wages bet)  and a little time off. And I definitely excited about family time and some fun

But there is still a little bit of school left, so we are digging in to get it done….and I’m using lots of games to get in math review.

Today, I have a new one. It is a no-prep, fun division game. Easy to use, and a perfect way to practice simple division facts.

Before the Game:

As much as I love games, it is important that children have some hands-on experience with what they are doing before they start playing.

These task cards are a wonderful way to let children visually see what it happening when you subtract and give them some hands-on practice.

And once they get some hands-on practice then it is time for some subtraction games for kids.

Prep-Work:

This game is a simple print and then play.

All you need to do is print off the pages you want to use.

Then grab a pencil, paper clip, and game markers.  The pencil and the paperclip are used to make the spinner, but you could always use one of these instead.

Subtraction Games for Kids

As easy as the game is to set up, that is as easy as it is to play.

1. The children begin by spinning the spinner (either made by paperclip and pencil or a purchased spinner).
2. Next, they solve the problem the spinner landed on. (If children are playing independently, you may want to provide a calculator so player two can check their answer.)
3. Now they use a game marker to cover up that answer on the BINGO board.
4. Player two then gets a turn.
5. And the game continues this way until someone has five in a row. (Or for even more subtraction practice, you can see who can cover the whole board first.

And if your children need a little extra support, have them use the ten frames. Simply have them fill up the ten frames with the number they are subtracting from, and then they can subtract!! It is a great way to support learners that need a little extra support.

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That’s it! It is that simple!!!!!

You’ve Got This,

Rachel