Addition facts to 10 and beyond are KEY in first and second grade! What do your students need to reach that lofty goal? Plenty of no-prep addition games and activities to practice, practice, practice! They will reach automaticity with math center games that are fun and engaging, without a flash card in sight! I created a Free Addition Facts Game to help your students and homeschoolers attain addition fluency to 10. All you need to do to prep this math learning center game is print, laminate, and cut apart the cards. You’re welcome!

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Recommended Grade Level:

Addition Board Game Supplies:

  • Printer/Ink
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Game Pieces
  • Paper Cutter

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Learning With 1st and 2nd Grade Math Games



This is a great math facts to 10 game for reviewing before progressing into double-digit addition and addition with re-grouping. Kids need to have a strong understanding of addition and subtraction math facts before going further so that they don’t get frustrated by always needing to figure the basic math facts.

While memorization of random facts isn’t the best way to learn most subjects, math facts are an exception. After kids have an understanding of the “Why” behind addition, it really is necessary to memorize the facts with daily math review.

Moving forward, skip counting, finding number patterns, making number connections, word problems and other problem-solving math worksheets will be easier.

Please note: This game only covers facts that add from 5-10 because they are the more challenging addition facts. Since I made this for a 1st grade math review or 2nd grade review game, I didn’t want to include problems like 1+1.

This free printable addition game is a great way to practice adding to 10!

What Can Students Learn With Printable Math Games in 2nd Grade?



Games are a great opportunity for kids to become better at a variety of skills:

  • Fact fluency
  • Odd/Even
  • Number sense
  • Comparisons
This free printable addition game is a great way to practice adding to 10!

Why Is It Important For Kids To Play Addition Games?

Children learn best when the learning feels easy and fun. Playing math games encourages practice with a ton of important skills while cleverly disguised as a fun game!

Number Sense

Playing math games improves numbers sense which is the ability to understand, compare/contrast, and relate numbers to each other.


Encouraging kids to use math vocabulary while playing games (sum/difference/total/greater than/less than)is a meaningful way to practice.


When children effortlessly (automatically) know basic math facts, it makes more complex computations easier.

Cooperative Learning

Simple games with partners or small groups give kids a lot of practice with social skills, like taking turns, following rules, and winning/losing.

How to Make This School Themed Addition Board Game

To Prep:

The addition to 10 game is easy to prepare!

The printable math game board is best printed on laminated paper or card stock. Then print the cards on the white side of scrapbook paper (so they aren’t see-through).

Finally, laminate all the pieces for durability and cut out the addition math fact cards.

This free printable addition game is a great way to practice adding to 10!

To Play:

Play in small groups, or place the easy-prep math game at the math center for independent or partner practice.

Place your marker on the “Start” pencil holder. Place all the cards upside-down on the “Card Draw Pile.”

Choose a player to go first.

The player will draw the top card from the pile and move to the first space with the matching picture, or choose a number to answer the fact. Play continues to the next player.

If a player lands on an arrow, follow the arrow to the new space.

If an “apple” card is drawn, the player will head to the closest apple space, even if it is behind him.

This free printable addition game is a great way to practice adding to 10!

To Win:

To win by landing on the last 10, a player MUST draw a card that equals 10 from the pile.

This free printable addition game is a great way to practice adding to 10!


Create a double set of fact cards to use to play Memory. Lay the cards in a grid, flip two cards over, say the facts, keep any matches.

Flash Cards

Students can also use the fact cards to quiz each other. One child shows a card while the other recites the fact.

Draw It!

Choose a card, then draw each fact on scrap paper or a white board. Use circles, tallies, or other simple shapes to find the sum.

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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  1. This is SO cute! I’m totally going to use it with my daughter to review basic math facts!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a fantastic math game and beautiful as well. We’ll be printing it out to take on vacation with us this week

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