The Garden Game is an easy, noncompetitive math game that is fun for spring. It teaches counting with one to one correspondence, numeral recognition, turn-taking, game and social skills. It is extremely easy and frugal to make.
Supplies needed for the Garden Game:
- Foam garden pieces – I found these at Walmart
- This garden printable: Garden Game Board
- The game ‘board’ can be slipped into a page protector so that it is a little bit more sturdy.
- Dice, number cards, or you can make dice cards like these. Foam dice can be found in the dollar store.
How to play the Garden Game:
1) Pick a number card or roll the die.
2) State the number on the card or count the dots
3) Put that number of garden flowers and critters onto the garden printable.
4) The game is over when there are no more pieces to place on the boards or the players are finished.
5) This game can be played with one child or more, just print a ‘garden’ for each child.
6) Another option is to have your child tell you about his or her garden.
The Garden Game can be placed in a busy bag. It also makes a wonderful activity for a math learning center.
Have fun playing the Garden Game together!