I quickly learned with my children that they could get excited to do mundane memory work if we turn it into a game.

Here are some versions of the same game.

Materials

  • 100’s chart   
  • Any coins, plastic or cardboard circles that you might have 

Version 1:

Give a little overview.  

Show and explain that all the 10’s, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, etc, are on the same row and all of the 1’s are the same in the column.

Rules of the game:  Parent calls out numbers on the 100 chart and the child puts a coin on the number.

If they get 20 right, they are finished and get to move on to something else.

Version 2:

Give a little overview.  

Show and explain that all the 10’s, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, etc, are on the same row and all of the 1’s are the same in the column.

Rules of the game:  Child calls out numbers on the 100 chart and the parent puts a coin on the number.  (Ask for help or miss a few, so they can correct you!)

If you get 20 right, you are finished and get to move on to something else.

Version 3:

Give a little overview.  

Show and explain that all the 10’s, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, etc, are on the same row and all of the 1’s are the same in the column.

Rules of the game:  You cover certain numbers before the child sees them and have the child tell you what numbers are underneath based on the numbers around it.

If they get 20 right, they are finished and get to move on to something else.

Version 4:

Give a little overview.  

Show and explain that all the 10’s, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, etc, are on the same row and all of the 1’s are the same in the column.

Rules of the game:  Just like Bingo.  

  • Print out a hundreds chart.  (Printing on cardstock will help it last longer.)
  • Have your child cut up the numbers and put them in a bag.  (Great to improve scissor skills!)
  • Get another hundred chart and coins or tokens to keep track of the numbers you have called out already.  
  • Print out some Bingo cards at the site below.
  • Take turns pulling numbers out of the bag and putting the coins on the 100 chart.
  • The first one to get a row or column wins or you can go for blackout!  

Here is a site for a free printable 100 chart:  https://www.ccboe.com/schools/jenifer/images/pdfs/100Chart.pdf

Here is a site to print out free Bingo Cards: 

https://myfreebingocards.com/numbers/1-100/30-free-cards

If your child is young, start with just a 10 chart or a 20 chart.

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Posted by:Karen Riley

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