Sneakers Inspiration: Number Games for K-1

First and foremost I want to thank my amazingly talented sister Kristen, at Ladybug's Teacher Files for being the best sister ever and making me the cutest blog ever!! Thanks sissy!

number games

The time had come where I needed to purchase some new sneakers, my old ones were hideous, both in color and in style. I found a pair of Asics I adored, so I googled high and googled low until I found the best price (Amazon Marketplace, free shipping--does it get better than that?!)  

Five days later and there they were...
Along with some fabulous kicks, I got the inspiration for my newest game set! 

number words games for k-1

This set comes with 3 different gameboards:
The first board has numbers 0 - 10

number words

The second board has numbers 0 - 20

math games for k-1

The third board has number words Zero - Twenty

number words

This game is great for Kindergarten and 1st Grade students who are still working on recognizing numbers and number words. I included the 3 different score sheet to give a variety of choices for differentiating.

When I use this game with my Kindergartners, I have them just read the numbers to me the first couple of times. When they become more familiar with their numbers I like to have them draw it out as well
(ex: if you land on 8, draw 8 smiley faces on the score sheet & write the number 8.)

I find this to be great practice for them and an easy way for me to look back later to assess how they are doing with these skills.

Looking for more math games? Check out this blog post!


  1. Hi, Melissa! Welcome to the blogging world! Your blog is adorable, and I'm happy to be following now!! Love the shoes and games, too!!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  2. Welcome to blogging :) I just emailed Kristen and told her I was wondering when you would cave in and join us. So glad you did! These sneakers are awesome. I love how you used them as an inspiration for your game. Creative!

    Fun in Room 4B

    1. Thanks Elizabeth, I knew I would cave eventually too!

  3. I am so glad you have decided to join the blogging world! You will become addicted I'm afraid! =)

    Ginger Snaps

  4. Welcome lady bloggee! You will love it here. Nice that your sister is so supportive for you!

  5. Welcome! Your blog is too cute for words. I am so excited to see what you have to share with us teachers.


  6. I just starting blogging too! It is so addicting, you will love it. Your blog is super cute!

    Life's A Beach in First Grade

  7. Love the title of your new blog...very clever! I just started blogging too and love it. Your game would be great for my firsties during the first week as we review numbers/number words. Thanks for sharing!!

    For the Love of First Grade

    1. Thanks Lindsay! I'm glad it will work for your students too!

  8. Welcome to the blogging world! I love the sneakers and I'm going to check them out now. I just love they have the best deals! Can't wait to see what you keep sharing everything looks great!
    Rambling About Reading

  9. Your blog looks great! I am a Newbie as well. Looking forward to following you. Maybe when you have a chance hop on over my way.

    Teise's Tidbits


  10. Hello sissy, I just realized I hadn't commented on your blog yet! Nice first post and lovely games!!!

  11. Welcome to the land of blogging! Love the shoes! I'm a fan of brightly colored sneakers!

    The games are awesome! My kinder monsters will love them!

    I'm a new follower!


    1. Thanks Greg, I love the colors on your site!

  12. Welcome, welcome, welcome!! You will love blogging. It is so much fun. I love your super cute game boards and response sheets. Congrats!

  13. Welcome to blogging, your sister sent me your way!

    Mrs.D Reading with Mrs. D

  14. Hi Melissa!
    Your blog is super cute, I love the title. I am your newest follower and I just nominated you for a blog award for newbie bloggers. Hop on over to my blog when you get a chance, pick it up, and pass it on! :)
    Happy blogging!
    Teacher Wife

  15. Welcome to Blogging!! Your sister is great I wish you just as much success. I'm a new blogger too, and you are on a roll sweetie. I'll be following you, hey follow me too.

  16. HI! Ok tell me how you already have over 50 followers. I am a new blogger too, and I am having trouble getting my name out there. What should I do?
    BTW your blog looks terrific!

    1. Thanks Sherry! I owe all my followers to my sister & her shout-out, she's the best! I followed you back!

  17. Hi Melissa, it's Melissa. :) I am better known as Ms. M or simply M online. Just came from Kristen's blog. I have heard so much about you. Glad you've joined us out here in blog land. Can't wait to read all your inspirational ideas.


  18. Hi Melissa! I've heard so much about you too! Thanks for stopping by! :)