Monday, February 20, 2012

Rock, Paper Scissors! {Math}

Ok.  These are by far my kid's absolute favorite games right now.  I'm not sure if it is because they love the partner competition, love math (something tells me that's not it...), or love the rock, paper, scissors hand game.  Whatever the reason, my kids beg for these during math time each day!  And that, my friends, is why I have created so many versions of this here lately.  :)

Here's how to play:
Deal out all cards into two piles face down (one pile for each player).  Both players draw a card from their pile.  Each player must read the number sentence aloud and solve it correctly.  Once answers have been given, players lay their cards down to see who has won the round.  Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock.  If a WILD card is drawn, the player may choose rock, paper, or scissors for that round.  If it is a tie, both cards are returned to the middle of each player’s stack. The winner of the round sets both cards into a separate pile of his/her winnings.  Play continues until all cards are gone.  The player with the greater number of cards in his/her winnings pile at the end of the game is the overall winner.

Here are some examples of what the cards look like: 

Here are the available versions: {Click on the link to download previews or purchase)

I know your kiddos will enjoy these as much as mine do!  If you purchase 2 of the Rock, Paper Scissors games, I would like to send you another version of the game for FREE!  After you have made your purchase, please e-mail me at mary.lirette(at) to let me know which version you would like me to send you for free.  Please also include your Tpt username in your e-mail so that I will know that you have already purchased 2 of the games.  Thanks!


  1. What a fun idea! I'm sure my students will love these.

  2. So cute! The title reminded me of the Big Bang, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock. Good thing our little don't play that version! =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  3. What a cool idea.I teach kindergarten so these would be a little on the hard side for them but I love the concept.

  4. I love this idea! My fourth graders will be so excited!

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