Looking for a way to get your kids up and moving?

At this time of the year, my students get restless pretty quickly! They're becoming quicker at finishing their work and anxious for summer vacation! {side note: I put my summer vacation countdown up on Monday and showed my kiddos. When they came in on Tuesday, they asked if I changed the number. My response was "it was the first thing I did!" ha! I think I might want summer vacation more than they do ;)} Anyway...I created this fun get movin' with math activity for our February centers and decided to pull it out again.

The purpose of the game is to practice addition {or number recognition}, plotting on a graph and getting exercise all at the same time! I give my students a mini-kit which is made up of a game board, a set of dice and a dry-erase marker. I typically take my kids outside to play, but they can play this inside as well.

They set out the game board and roll the dice. The first die tells them which exercise to complete. The second and third dice tell them how many times they need to complete the exercise! Once they've successfully completed it, they color in the box. If it's rolled again, the player loses a turn.

They're engaged, learning and having fun all at the same time! Winner!

You can pick up a copy of this game for free at my TpT store!

**Light bulb moment!**
While linking up my game, I realized that blogger has an option to "open up this link in another window" DUH!! Why have I never noticed that before!?


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12 comments

  1. I love the exercise/math combo!! And yes, the open link in new window button is amaze!! lol :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  2. I will have to check out this open link in new window button! Love the exercise/math combo...students needs lots of movement right now!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  3. Love this! Thanks so much. My little ones definitely need to be moving a lot at this time of the year. Thanks!

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    Lohren Nolan

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  4. How creative to mix math with exercise. I'm sure it was a hit with the kids. Renee

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  5. I noticed it a few weeks ago - and I was like, ummm.THANK YOU! lol...why would i want them to leave my post?? lol

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  6. Thanks for sharing, I LOVE this idea! What a great way to get the kiddos moving!

    PS Thanks for the tip (I'm a new blogger).

    Mandi
    MOORE Fun In Kindergarten

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  7. I don't think I've ever actually read what's below where I was putting my link! HA! Genius! Love the activity!
    Rowdy in First Grade

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  8. Oh my gosh I love this activity!!! THANK YOU!

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  9. What a great way to get the kids moving...and I never noticed the "new window" option either!
    Michelle
    Apples and ABC's

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  10. Spring fever sprung in my room today as did spring puppy love!!!! I swear I have never seen my cuties so gaga for each other, falling all over the place, in a trance.... seriously silliness. The kids need to be outside and moving around stat! Thank you! Perfect timing.

    Sheila

    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

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  11. This is great! Thanks for sharing! :)
    ~Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids
    Please stop by & visit!

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  12. Great ideas on how to get the kids up in moving. Getting those "wiggles out" is so critical this time of year. Thanks for sharing. I love your summer buckets too!! I am your newest follower! Pop over for a visit if you get a chance.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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