Teacher Mama: Apple Pickin’ Time Math Game {After School Linky}

Apple Pickin’ Time Math Game

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It’s almost (officially) fall here in the States and fall means apples, leaves changing colors, pumpkins and, of course, Halloween.  Last year at this time, I shared our FREE Apple Tree Math printable and it was a big hit. This year, I have created something slightly different, but still kept with the fall themes.

We are working on the concepts of more and fewer, greater and less and the same in my first grade class. Although it seems like a pretty simple concept, it is extremely important for more challenging math that comes later in the school year.  I am going to use this game in my classroom starting tomorrow and hope that the kids enjoy it.

Apple Pickin’ Math Game: A Game of More and Less



legal size paper


color printer

one die

playing piece for each player


Print all the game board.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama  Apple Pickin' Time Math Game

  Print and cut the playing 3 types of playing cards apart.  You can back the cards with the apple print background paper if you like.

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 Print one wagon for each player.

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Cut out apples to use in the wagon.

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Once these materials have been prepared, you are ready the play!

How to Play

Place the game board in the center of the playing area. Have each player put his piece on “start.”

Player one rolls a die and moves that many spaces. He then follows the directions on the card adding apples to his wagon or taking them away.

The player with the most apples at the end of the game “wins.”

That’s it!!

Boy Mama Teacher Mama  Apple Pickin' Math Game

If you like this game it is available at the following link:

Apple Pickin’ Time Math Game from Boy Mama Teacher Mama

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8 thoughts on “Teacher Mama: Apple Pickin’ Time Math Game {After School Linky}

  1. What a fun way to incorporate Fall into a math lesson. Thanks for sharing Stephanie and rounding up all of the apple activities! That’s what we’re hoping to focus on next week!

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