Here’s a simple dice game for practicing addition called Numberbow. It comes from a great book called Games for Learning by Peggy Kaye.
You will need a game board shaped like a rainbow and divided into 11 sections. Number the sections from 2 to 12. Playing is simple – roll two dice, add them together, and color the sum!
This can be played competitively, with two or more players trying to fill their boards first. Or, it can be played individually – this is actually one of my girls’ favorite math activities. Delaney, my five-year-old, still counts the dots to find the sum. I can make it more challenging for Natalie, age 7, by giving her dice with numerals instead of dots. A fun break from math fact worksheets!
If you would like to save yourself a few minutes of prep, here is our page you can download and print: Numberbow.
You could put this in a sheet protector (or laminate) and color with dry erase markers, too. Have fun adding and coloring!