Place value is a tricky concept for most kids, so I have been pulling together lots of hands-on place value activities, including this super fun place value game, to make all of that hard work fun for my five year-old.
I always like printing game cards on cardstock to give them extra durability. If you’ll be using the activity in a classroom, you may want to laminate them too.
In any case, print the Place Value I Have, Who Has (below) and cut apart the cards. Easy peasy.
Place Value Game In a Classroom
If you’re playing the game in a classroom, give each student one card and tell them to keep it secret. (You can give a couple of kids a second card if there are extras.)
Randomly select one child to read her card out loud. The student with the matching card will hold it up and read her card next. Play continues until all of the children have had a chance to read their card to the group.
Place Value Game In a Homeschool
If you’re playing Place Value I Have, Who Has in a homeschool, shuffle the cards and have your child randomly pick one to lay on the ground. Ask him to read the card and then find the pair, laying it down next to the first card. Play continues until all of the cards have been lined up in the correct order.
More Place Value Fun
For more place value fun, check out our NO PREP Place Value Activity Pack – 59 pages of Common Core Aligned, NO PREP activities for kids.
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