My second grader was so excited to use this free printable snowball math game. Especially since she could make up the numbers to compare for greater than/less than (more than/less than…however you want to refer to it). By giving her some ownership over how the activity would go, she was all in. With a smile on.
Materials needed for the Snowball Math Game: Greater Than/Less Than
To prep: Print and laminate the game board and number cards.
To use: Have your child make up any number between 100 and 999 and write it in the box at the top of the number mat.
I love the Crayola Dry Erase crayons for my kids to use because they feel safer than a marker. They are super easy to wash up if your super busy preschooler decides to steal the crayon from her older sibling to write all over the floors or tables of whatever she comes close to….
Then, have her select 10 random snowballs from the pile and sort them into greater than/less than according to the number that was originally selected.
If desired, have her record the answers in her notebook. Some answers will have a lot of numbers in the greater than category and others will have more in the less than category which helps the kids to focus on their work since there is no guarantee there will be 5 snowballs on each side.
Another option for recording answers or tracking work is to have the kids take pictures of their work. My daughter absolutely loves taking pictures. With her iPad, my phone. A child’s camera is a fantastic idea too! Whatever she can get her hands on.
This is an easy way to build a portfolio of work or to keep track of work done for assessment purposes.
Download the Snowball Math Game here.
For more winter Greater Than/Less Than practice, check out this free printable Penguin Greater Than/Less than activity.