Do your Lower Elementary students need more practice with the Bead Stair, or with their basic math facts? Elementary age kids will love this counting and adding game inspired by the Montessori Snake Game. It can be played independently or with a partner, and is perfect as a work choice in a Montessori classroom, or as a center in a mainstream classroom. Not only is it a fun game, it also reinforces the quantity of 100, one-to-one correspondence, and subitizing. It's also perfect as a 100 Day activity! Try the Christmas version in December for a little seasonal fun.
You get a recording sheet and child-friendly instructions sheet for the individual and partner versions of the game. You also get a Colored Bead Stair reference poster for students to refer to when they play the game. All components of the game are 8.5" x 11." The only other materials needed are dice and colored pencils.
- 1 PDF with teacher information (preparation and basic presentation suggestions) to help you get this lesson up and running as soon as possible
- 1 PDF with all game materials