Numbers memory game
Numbers memory card game to revise the numbers and number words from 10-100.
Author: Cristina Casado Whittaker and Tracey Chapelton
To introduce and revise the numbers and number words 10-100
Numbers memory game Worksheet, backing card (optional), scissors
Numbers: ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, one hundred
- Hand out the worksheet and ask the children to look at the numbers and the number words next to them.
- Read the numbers and the number words out loud and get the children to repeat them after you.
- Tell the children that they will have one minute to study the worksheet.
- When the minute is over ask the children to turn their worksheets over or cover them with a book.
- Write a number from the worksheet (60, for example) on the board and get the children to call out the number.
- Continue until the children have called out all the numbers on the worksheet correctly.
- As a way of reinforcing reading and pronunciation of the number words, you can write some of the number words instead of the figures and get the children to call out what they see.
- Tell the children to cut out both the numbers and the number words along the dashed lines.
- (Optional) The children can stick the numbers and number words onto backing card before cutting them out to make the cards more durable.
Playing the game
- Put the children in pairs and get one of them to place his/her cards face down on the table. (For a longer game, children can use both sets of cards.)
- Children take turns at turning over two cards, saying the number (reading either the words or the figures).
- If a child turns over two matching cards (a figure and the corresponding number word), they keep the cards. The children do this until there are no more cards left.
- The child with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.