# Cupcakes for the Class - Free Number Games

Over in our TpT store you can find a printable for making a versatile math resource - Cupcakes for the Class. And it's FREE!

The resource includes number cards on cute cupcakes that can easily engage your little learners - tell them they are working in a cupcake shop or baking cakes!

We've included lots of number related activities to play with the cards, but creative teachers can no doubt think of many more.

Here are a few of ours:

#### Forward Counting

• ask students to order the cards in forward counting sequence
• ask students to start from one and sequence numbers to 20 in a long number line
• challenge students to start at random positions and order the numbers - e.g start at 7 and keep counting

#### Backward Counting

• ask students to order the cards in backward counting sequence
• ask students to start from 20 and sequence numbers back to 1 in a long number line
• challenge students to start at random positions and order the numbers - e.g start at 7 and count back

#### Order and Position of Numbers to 20

• flash a card quickly at students and ask them to identify the numeral
• ask them to tell you the number after (e.g. you flash 7, students say 8)
• ask them to tell you the number before
• ask them to double the number
• ask them to times the number by 3, 5, 10 (grade 3 level)
• ask them to keep counting from this number forward until you say stop
• ask them to clap this many times
• ask them to trace the numeral on the floor or in the air (numeral formation)

• make a line of sequenced numbers (either forward or backward), ask students to close their eyes and remove a number from the sequence - ask students to identify the missing number

• print 2 sets of cards, put one set in a face-down pile, the rest face-up and scattered
• students take a card from the pile, flip it over and then find the number that comes after from the scattered cards - put these together in pairs in the playing space

#### Number Sense

• students place counters on each card to match the numeral

• students draw dots on each cupcake with a dry-erase marker to match the numeral

We hope you enjoy using the cupcake cards with your class, in small or large-group activities. Laminate a few sets and have them ready for engaging hands-on activities to implement in a snap.