Addition facts practice doesn’t have to mean just flash cards and worksheets. Your kids will love playing these free printable addition games. All of them are classic children’s games –but with an addition fact twist.

## Addition Fact Bingo

#### Materials

- Regular deck of playing cards with 10s and face cards removed
- 1 Addition Facts Bingo game board per player, customized according to the directions on the bottom
- About 15 small objects per player for covering spots on the board (dried beans, small blocks, etc.)

#### Object of the game

Be the first player to cover 5 squares in a row, either across, down, or diagonal

#### How to play

The dealer shuffles the cards and turns over the top two. Have your child say the sum of the two cards. For example, if the cards are a 2 and 9, your child would say “11.”

Each player covers a square containing the sum. Continue until one of you wins by filling in an entire column, row, or diagonal.

## Addition Fact Yahtzee

**Materials**

- 2 dice
- 1 printable Addition Fact Yahtzee game board for each player. (Cut the game boards apart on the dotted line.)
- About 15 small objects per player for covering spots on the board (dried beans, small blocks, etc.)

#### Object of the game

Be the first person to cover all the numbers on your game board.

**How to play **

On your turn, roll two dice. Cover the number that matches the sum of the two dice. If the sum is already covered, play passes to the next player. The first person to cover all of the numbers on their game board wins.

#### Quick version

Have everyone play simultaneously with their own dice, as fast as they can.

## Addition Fact War

#### Materials

One regular deck of cards, with 10s, jacks, queens, and kings removed. (You can adjust the difficulty of the game depending on which cards you use. For example, if you’d like your child just to practice the sums up to 10, leave in just the aces, 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s. If you’d like your child to practice the harder sums, leave only the 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s.)

#### Object of the game

Win the most cards.

#### How to play

As in the regular card game War, shuffle the cards and deal out an equal number of cards to each player. Players place their cards face down in a pile.

To play, turn over the top two cards in your pile and announce their sum. For example, if you turn over a 3 and a 5, you would say, “Five plus three equals eight.” Then the other player turns over two cards and announces their sum.

Whoever’s sum is greater wins all 4 cards. If the sums are equal, play again. The player whose sum is greater wins all 8 cards. Set aside the cards that are won.

Play until both players use up all the cards they were dealt. Whoever wins the most cards wins the game.

Rharris says

Could you tell me whether addition facts that stick and subtraction facts that stick would be redundant if both used. Do they have different strategies in them?

Kate says

Both use the ten-frame and several similar types of strategies, but I don’t think you’ll find them redundant. Even though it’s pretty obvious to adults how you can use addition to figure out subtraction, this kind of “backwards thinking” is often tough for kids. Plus, there are a few strategies that are quite different from those in the addition book.

Thanks for the good question! Definitely let me know if you have other questions–I’m hoping to have more up on the site about subtraction soon.

Kim says

Hey, We love the addition bingo! Thank you! But I think you have a typo in your post. You need to leave the aces in if you write 2-18 on your board. So that you can get 2!

Thanks for making math fun!

Kate says

Thanks for catching that, Kim. I’ve fixed it now. It’s no fun to play a game when one of the spaces is impossible!

Nikki says

Hi! My daughter is four in preschool and she count to 100 and we have begun comparing numbers(less than or greater than) as well as addition. Do you think I should get the Preschool Math at Home book or Addition Facts That Stick?

Kate says

Hi Nikki, Sounds like your daughter is off to a great start! I think she’s right in-between those books. I’d go with a simple kindergarten curriculum for now (Sinapore Math Essentials A and B or RightStart A are both great choices) and then use Addition Facts That Stick later. I’ve written reviews of both programs to help you get started (in the “Articles and Reviews” tab above).

Happy Math!

Kate

Christina says

Hello Kate! I purchased Addition Facts that Stick sometime back, and I’m trying to figure out whether I can print out the ten frame sheet you provided in the Kindle version of the book.

Kate says

Hi Christina, I’m afraid Kindle doesn’t make it easy to print! I’d suggest contacting my publisher to see if they could help you out. The folks who answer the phones at the Well-Trained Mind are very friendly and helpful, or you can send them an email. (Here’s the link to all their contact info.)

Happy Math!

Kate