Make Your Own Math Games: Egg-O!

Hands-on math games are a great way to add variety to your child’s education…not to mention a fun way to practice math facts!   Egg-O is a quick game you can use to practice addition, subtraction, or multiplication facts.

To Make The Game:

Using an old egg carton, write a number on the bottom of each cup.   I printed out simple instructions and glued them to the inside.

To Play The Game:

Place two buttons inside the carton, close the lid, and shake!

Open the lid & either add, subtract (starting with the bigger number), or multiply your two numbers.

Scoring Variations:

Addition: Players add their scores as they play.  The first person to reach 100 wins!

Subtraction: Players begin with 100 points.  Players subtract each difference from the 100 points.  The first person to reach zero wins!

Multiplication:  Players add their quotents as they play.  The first person to reach 500 wins!


The instructions I glued on the inside of the lid:

Put two buttons in the carton & close the lid.

Shake, shake, shake!

Open the lid & look at the numbers your buttons land on.

Multiply your numbers!

Each player adds their scores as you play.  The first person to reach 500 wins!


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