LEGO Addition and Subtraction

LEGO fans will love these playful addition and subtraction game boards. They’re a motivating way to work on addition to five, subtraction within five and practicing addition and subtraction at the same time.

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Getting Ready

To prep this fun addition and subtraction game, I printed the LEGO game boards on cardstock to give them extra durability. Then, I grabbed a die and our stash of LEGO bricks. (Each child needed at least 30 LEGO bricks and a LEGO person to use as her playing piece.)

Three Versions

There are three versions of the game to make it easy for kids to practice a variety of skills: addition to five, subtraction within five and both.

Addition to Five Game

To practice addition to five, each player starts with zero bricks. He rolls the die and moves his game piece that many spaces on his board.

Then, he reads the addition problem he lands on and adds that many bricks to his tower.

Fun addition game for kids!

The player with the most bricks in her stack at the end is the winner!

Subtraction within Five Game

If you’re in more of a take away kind of mood, kids can work on subtraction within five instead.

To play, each player starts with a tower of 25 bricks. The first player rolls the die, moves his game piece that many spaces and takes off the number of bricks written on the space.

I love this LEGO subtraction game for kids!

The player with the fewest bricks when all players have reached the end wins.

Addition and Subtraction Game

And finally, to work on both operations at once, players start with a tower of 10 bricks. Player One rolls the die, moves her game piece and either adds or subtracts the number of LEGOs written on the space from her stack.

The player with the most bricks when all players have reached the end wins the game.

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15 Comments

  1. Rebecca

    Hi there,’
    Thank you for this amazing freebie! I’m just wondering if you were relaxing your sharing rules during the pandemic. I was hoping to share this in my Google Classroom so my students could play it as part of my math unit. Please let me know if this is possible! Thank you for your consideration.

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi Rebecca,
      I just emailed you 🙂
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  2. claire

    Hi, I really love the Lego board games and I am sure the children in my grade would as well. As we are remote learning am I able to upload them on Seesaw for my year level? I understand if it can’t be done. I just think the games are great and very appealing to young learners!
    Thank you Claire

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    • Malia Hollowell

      Hi Claire! Thank you so much for checking! Yes, you may upload the game to your class Seesaw library. It just cannot be shared to the public Seesaw library because that would infringe on the “one classroom use” copyright. I hope your students love it! 🙂

      Reply
  3. Lor

    Hi, I clicked on the blue “Download” button but it takes me to Leadpages/Page could not be found, please help!

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