Place Value War

Just like our Place Value Concentration game and I Have – Who Has cards, our newest math activity, a fun place value game, makes learning ones, tens and hundreds super fun for kids.

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As players compete, they practice reading and writing three digit numbers and base ten blocks – two key steps toward understanding the ins and outs of place value.  After an exciting game, head on over and pick up our Place Value Cover Up for more math fun!

Getting Ready

To prep this place value game, I printed the Place Value War cards (below) on cardstock to give them extra durability and make the colors really pop. I cut along the grey lines to separate the pieces and gave the deck a quick shuffle.

I printed the game record sheet on plain copy paper, grabbed something to write with and we were ready to play!

Fun Place Value War

Playing the Place Value War Game

Big Brother (age 6) is always up for a fun math game, so he was eager to give the new activity a try. We dealt the deck of cards face down into two piles: one for him and one for me.  Then, we each flipped over our top card and read the number out loud.

Place Value War Game!

He was pretty excited to count 149 on his card…

Until he read 783 on mine!

We wrote both of our numbers on the record sheet.

Fun place value game for kids!

Then, I asked Big Brother to circle the number that was bigger. He grabbed the marker and drew a big circle around 783.

Since I was the winner, I placed both cards in my keep pile.

One round after the next, we flipped over our top cards, wrote them on the sheet and figured out who had the most. The game was a motivating way to practice reading base ten blocks and three digit numbers while working on greater than and less than at the same time.

Place Value War!

Grab Your Set

Ready to play?! Click the blue button below to grab your free Place Value War game and then hop over and snag our Place Value Cover Up in the shop!

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  1. Donna

    Thank you… thank you …thank you!
    I love your quality resources and appreciate that you share these resources for free 🙂

    • Ati

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  2. Sherry Torres

    Thank you so much for this!!!

    • Ashley

      You are very welcome, Sherry!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  3. Merri

    Thank you! Your resources are always helpful and we enjoyed playing this game. 😊

    • Ashley

      You are very welcome, Merri!
      So glad you enjoyed the game 🙂
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  4. Meg

    I love the place value war game but I can not seem to download it. When I click on the link it sends me to place value cover up or asks me to sign up for your emails, which I did. Can you help me!



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