Mitten Addition Game

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Do you need a fun addition game to play this winter? Mitten Addition will add some serious excitement to your math centers!

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Getting Ready

This addition game was super quick and simple to prep!

I printed the addition mittens and snowball manipulatives on white cardstock.

Then I laminated the mittens and snowballs to ensure their durability.

Next, I cut along the solid black lines to separate the mitten addition cards and snowballs and placed them all in a 4 x 6 photo box for easy storage.



I printed off one mitten addition record sheet for each child and we were ready to play!

Mitten Addition Game

This activity can be used in a small group or as an independent math center.

We’d been practicing addition for a few months, so I decided to have students play the game on their own so they could review their math facts.

The first student set up the addition game. She placed all her mittens in one pile and her snowball manipulatives in another pile.

She selected one math mitten from the pile: a pink mitten with 3 + 4.

She took out 3 snowballs and laid them in a row under the mitten.

Then, she took 4 more snowballs and laid them in a row under the 3 snowballs.



She counted out loud to add 3+4:

1, 2, 3… 4, 5, 6, 7.

The answer was 7!

She found the corresponding box on her recording sheet and wrote 3 + 4 = 7.

Then she put the snowball manipulatives back in a pile and selected a new mitten to solve next to continue the addition game fun!

The child continued this process until all of the addition mittens were complete and her record sheet had each problem on it.

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16 Comments

  1. Where did you get the containers to put the mitten addition facts in?

    1. Wonderful, Jenny!
      I’m so glad it was helpful!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  2. I can’t download the mitten addition cards. Each time I click on the download button nothing happens. I would love these for my 1st graders.

    1. Hi Veronica!
      I am sorry that this is giving you troubles. Double check your popup blocker to be sure that it is off, if it is still not working send me a message and I will get it right over to you!
      Warmly,
      Kaylee

  3. I can’t download either. I click on the download button and nothing happens. I would also love this for my first graders! 🙂

    1. Hi Denise!
      I am sorry that this is giving you troubles. Double check your popup blocker to be sure that it is off, if it is still not working send me a message and I will get it right over to you!
      Warmly,
      Kaylee

  4. Nothing happens when I hit the download button. Are you able to email this to me? My kids would love it!

    1. Hi Elise!
      I am sorry that this is giving you troubles. Double check your popup blocker to be sure that it is off, if it is still not working send me a message and I will get it right over to you!
      Warmly,
      Kaylee

  5. The download button is not working. Thanks for the great activity!

    1. Hi there!
      I am sorry that this is giving you troubles. Double check your popup blocker to be sure that it is off, if it is still not working send me a message and I will get it right over to you!
      Warmly,
      Kaylee

  6. I can’t download it either! Can you email it to me?

    1. Oh no! I am so sorry about that! One of the tricks is checking to be sure your popup blocker is off, I just double checked the link and its all been updated! If it is still giving you troubles you can send us an email over at hello@www.playdoughtoplato.com and I will get the link right over to you!
      ?♥️
      Kaylee // Playdough to Plato

  7. Can this be emailed? The resource is not downloading.

    1. Oh no! I am so sorry about that! One of the tricks is checking to be sure your popup blocker is off, I just double checked the link and its all been updated! If it is still giving you troubles you can send us an email over at hello@www.playdoughtoplato.com and I will get the link right over to you!
      ?♥️
      Kaylee // Playdough to Plato

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