Ten holds special importance in our number system. It’s no wonder, then, that a critical Kindergarten skill is knowing all of the combinations for making ten. With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, today I’ve got a free holiday-themed game for making ten.
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The goal of this Capture 4 game is to get four spaces in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. The center space is a “free” space and can be used by either player. Both games, print and digital, can be played with a die. You’ll need a ten-sided die (0-9) to be able to make all the combinations for ten. If you type “google dice” into the search bar, you can access a digital die. The print version also includes number cards that can be used in place of the die. On their turn, a player rolls the die and determines what number would need to be added to the number rolled to make ten. You see in the picture below that the player rolled an 8. Eight and two make ten, so the player claims and marks one of the spaces containing a 2. Players take turns until one player gets four spaces in a row.