# Free Printable Addition Games that Make Learning the Facts Fun

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.

#### Materials

• Regular deck of playing cards with 10s and face cards removed
• 1 Addition Fact Bingo 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.

#### 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.

#### 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.

### 22 thoughts on “Free Printable Addition Games that Make Learning the Facts Fun”

1. 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?

2. 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.

• My grandson is having trouble with subtraction. He knows how to subtract the old way. But this is modern subtraction. Like regrouping and counting back. He has gone from straight A’s in Math to an F. He is also being tutored. He just has t gotten it? Help

3. 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!

4. 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!

5. 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?

6. 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

7. 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.

8. 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

9. I love these games! I anticipate using them a lot!!! Thank you!

10. Glad they look good, Laura!

11. I would love to use these games with my daughter. The printables are not working. I keep getting an Internal Server Error.

12. Thanks for letting me know about the glitch, Tiffany! I’ve fixed the links, and you should be good to go now. 🙂

Happy Math!
Kate

13. Hi Kate, I would love to print out these game boards in order to practice addition facts with my son over the summer… but unfortunately the links appear to be not working again. Sorry!… it seems like you just fixed them a week or so ago! 🙂

14. Hi Kristin,

That is so weird! I’m not sure what I did wrong when I tried to fix them last week, but I think they’re really and truly fixed now. Go ahead and give it another try–and if it doesn’t work this time, feel free to shoot me an email at the contact link above and I’ll send them to you directly.

Thanks for letting me know, and happy math!
Kate

15. Hi Kate, they appear to be working now. Thank you so much for fixing them again! 🙂 And thank you for the awesome free resources for practicing addition facts! 🙂

16. Hi, we have the Addition facts books and my daughter loves it. We’re on Week 5 and are unclear on how to ‘win’ the board game. The book says first one to the end wins, but how do you land on the End?
We played a round where we had to get a 17, which is the last square on the board before the End, but the second time we played we used up all four 17 addition sums before we got to the end, so we didn’t know what to do..

Thoughts?

17. Hi Mike,

So glad your daughter is enjoying Addition Facts That Stick! You’re right: the directions for Week 5 are a little ambiguous. You land on the End when you draw a sum that is no longer available in front of you on the game path.

Thanks for the question!
Kate

18. Awesome, thanks for the quick feedback! We’ll try playing that way now!

19. Thank you so much for your informative site. Yesterday, February 5th, I clicked
the box on this site that says one can get the add facts assessment in one’s email inbox right away.
I wanted to use it this week with my granddaughter whom I tutor in math. It’s been about
twenty-four hours now since I clicked the box and sent for the assessment. Is it still too early to

20. Thank you for responding so quickly to my question. I received