Students will learn ordinal numbers through a fast-paced, fun game! This game reviews ordinal number

Students will learn ordinal numbers through a fast-paced, fun game! This October Ordinal Numbers card game reviews ordinal numbers 1st-10th with a fun October/Fall Theme! The kids can look at objects in a line, dates on a calendar, numerals and words to learn what each of them means.

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Recommended Grade Level:

Materials for the Ordinal Number Card Game

  • Paper
  • Laminating Materials
  • Paper Cutter

1 set of cards with four different formats:

Number

Word

Picture

Calendar

– Life Over C's Students will learn ordinal numbers through a fast-paced, fun game! This game reviews ordinal number 1-10 in an October/Fall Theme.

You can choose any format of cards to be the CENTER pile, so that kids can get review on the portion that they struggle with the most. They can focus on formats that they are more familiar using.

Variation: You can start with only two formats until children are ready for the challenge of multiple formats. Simply make more copies of the format you want to use for the playing cards.

– Life Over C's Students will learn ordinal numbers through a fast-paced, fun game! This game reviews ordinal number 1-10 in an October/Fall Theme.

Instructions for the October Ordinal Numbers Card Game:

Choose one format of cards for CENTER pile.

Use the other formats of cards for PLAYING cards. (More copies will create a longer game.)

To play: 2-4 players

  • Place the CENTER cards face down in a pile.
  • Deal the PLAYING cards equally among players and place them face down in a pile in front of each player. -Decide the first player.
  • Flip over one of the CENTER cards.
  • In clockwise order, players flip one card at a time. When a PLAYING card is flipped that matches the CENTER card: SLAP-IT! (matches will be in many formats)
  • The first player to slap the card takes the center pile of cards that have been played and adds them to the bottom of their own pile.
  • Flip over another CENTER card and continue playing, this time matching the new card that has been flipped over.
  • Game is finished when time is up or one player has all the PLAYING cards.

You can also use these cards for playing Memory. Choose two copies of each card (fewer cards for younger learners) and play like a traditional game of memory. Or put the cards in order according to their ordinal numbers or sort all of the different formats according to their ordinal number.

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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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