Catch the Mouse Game — Practicing the Six and Seven Times Tables
Goodness, we have been so busy here there’s hardly been any time to write. It’s the end of the semester and many of the kids’ (and my) activities are coming to a close. There have been extra practices and parties and we’re still doing our slow but steady homeschool stuff. Lots of books and lots of games this time of year! Plus we’re finishing up some old (unfinished) lapbook projects and starting on new ones.
LD is just starting out with his 7 times tables. We’ve been singing many rounds of our 7s skip counting song:
Row, Row, Row Your Boat…
7, 14, 21
Gently down the stream…
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily…
42, 49, 56, 63
Life is but a dream…
70, we’ve arrived.
And here’s a game I made to play with LD this next week for practicing 7×4 through 7×9. Here is the link to the multiplication game board I made if anyone’s interested. [LD liked this so much that I made another board to review his six times tables 6×4 through 6×9–at that same link.]
Here’s how to play the “Catch the Mouse” game:
**Use a wooden cube and write the numerals 4 through 9 on each side. Each player takes a turn rolling the die and multiplying by 7.
**The object is to try to catch the most mice by placing two of your own markers on a mouse to capture it.
**Let’s say you roll a 4. Multiply that by 7 and place a marker on the 28 mouse. The next player rolls. If there is just one marker on the mouse they can bump the other player’s marker off the mouse. If their own marker is on that mouse and they place a second marker, then that mouse has been captured.
**The game ends when all mice are caught. The winner is the player who has caught the most mice.
You may be interested in our Multiplication by 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s worksheet packet or the 3s File Folder Game:
We also have packets for learning multiplication by 4s and 9s
Don’t miss last week’s post about the really fun, active math game we played outside to practice math facts.
You may also be interested in our free skip counting mazes: