Spinning Snowflakes

Here's a fun game to practice simple addition and graphing. 

Your students will need a spinner board which you can make by using a brad and a paperclip.
I found this great tutorial online on how to make spinners that work! If you laminate the board, you can give your kiddos a dry-erase marker to write the addition problems. I'm all about saving paper!
Spin the spinner, count the snowflakes {eventually quickly recognize without counting!} and write the number in the first box. Then spin again and repeat.
I love this strategy because it really gets my students to practice counting on, rather than counting every snowflake.
After they add their total, they write the sum in the correct box.

Fun and easy center!

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  1. Thank you. Great motivating center!

  2. I know other teachers have that same rug but when I saw it I KNEW it was you. :) Thanks for the freebie.

  3. Thank you for this activity! I'm using it next week!

  4. Thank you soo much!! I cant wait to use this mid-next week!!

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