Today, I am excited to tell you about a new bundle of games designed to help kids practice counting skills- even counting all the way up to 100! It's called the "What Comes Next? Counting Game Bundle"! It has FIVE great games for one LOW price- just four bucks! Print out these games, and you'll have your kids counting to 100 in no time!
Each game gives kids a chance to practice telling the next number in a sequence given by an adult. The games are particularly effective in giving opportunities for kids to practice counting from one set of tens to the next. For example, the teacher may read the numbers, "26, 27, 28, 29..." and then wait for the child to provide the next number, which is 30. For children that inadvertently skip numbers as they are learning to count, such as "14, 16, 17, 18," these games are a life saver, because they make practice that is ordinarily dull into something FUN!
The first game is called "Blast Off!" This is a whole group game in which the teacher reads the numbers on the cards, and the children call out the next number in the sequence. But if she pulls out a "Blast Off" card, they all jump up and blast off into outer space!
The next game is a small group game called, "What Comes Next, Mr. & Mrs. Ball?" This game requires the additional purchase of at least one tennis ball with a slit for a mouth and some wiggly eyes glued on to be your Mr. & Mrs. Ball puppet. Then the teacher reads the numbers on the cards, and gives each child a chance to tell what number comes next. If he gets it right, he gets to feed Mr. or Mrs. Ball a penny! This is SO much fun and an EXTREMELY popular, highly motivational activity!
We have also included two more small group games that are similar. One of them is called "What Comes Next Boing." In this game, the children tell what number comes next, but if they get a special picture card, such as a frog card, they hop like a frog.
The other is the "What Comes Next Shape Game!" If they get a circle card, for example, they spin in a circle. This gives the teacher a chance to also review the shapes as well as counting skills.
Finally, in What Comes Next Bingo, the teacher calls out the number sequence. All of the children call out the number that comes next and look for that number on their bingo boards. The first child to cover every number on their board is the winner!
I hope you find these games useful, and FUN!!! To purchase this $4 download, go to my website here!!
- Heidi :)
P.S. Here's the What Comes Next? song from Musical Math Volume 1!!!