Have your kids mastered counting to 5 and need more of a challenge? This week’s theme is the perfect solution! We’re focusing on counting from 6-10 in all of our activities today. Start off with this free printable counting game for numbers 6 to 10 and then check out all the other great ideas that are linked at the bottom of this post.

#### Materials for the Counting 6-10 Numbers Board Game

• Paper
• Laminating Supplies
• Game Markers
• Paper Cutter

### TO PREP:

This game is super easy to prepare!

Print the game board on paper or card stock. Then print the 2 pages of cards on the white side of scrapbook paper (so they aren’t see-through.)

Then laminate all the pieces for durability and cut out the cards.

### TO PLAY:

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

Choose a player to go first.

The player will draw a card from the pile and read the number or count the objects on the card. Then the player will move his game marker to the next space that matches that number.

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

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

To win by landing on the last 10, a player MUST draw a card whose answer is 10 from the pile.

### Other uses for the cards:

• Sort the cards by matching the numbers
• Put each type of card in numerical order
• Play “memory” by using two sets of 1-5 cards (example: dice and trucks)
• Play a game of “Go Fish”. The cards are perfectly sized for little hands!
• Lay out a set of 6-10 cards. Remove one and have your child determine which one is missing.
• Start talking about ‘less’ and ‘more’. Demonstrate to your child that the cards with ‘7’ have less than the cards with ‘9’.

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If you missed the Counting to 5 Board Game, you can get it here.

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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.