Materials: Gameboard, Markers and a Deck of cards

Number of players: 2 to 4

Students use a deck of cards. Queens are zero and Aces are 1. Students sort out all of the appropriate cards from the deck for their number family. If they are working on the number family of 9, they will need the cards 0 through 9. If they are on the number family of 5, they need cards 0 to 5. etc. Remember, the highest partner number for any number is 10; therefore, the cards needed from the deck for the number family of 12 are 2 through 10. You can refer to the t-bar list of partners.

Mix up the cards.

Students take turns turning over a card and moving their marker on the gameboard The student moves to the next spot on the gameboard that is the number family partner for the card that is drawn. For example, on the 9's gameboard, if the student draws the number 4, he/she would move to the next space that has a 5 because 4 and 5 are partners for 9.

Sample: Number Family of 9 Gameboard:

if a 4 is drawn, the child moves to the next 5 on the gameboard.

if a 7 is drawn the child goes to the next 2 on the gameboard.

On the gameboard above, a student would need to draw a 4, 3 or 6 to enter the winners circle.

Parents are usually willing to send donate old decks of cards to the classroom.  It's o.k. if there are missing cards. I have also included the necessary cards for each number family in pdf file on this page.  You can print them on cardstock  and cut them out on a paper cutter.  I wouldn't bother laminating them.  It would be cheaper to reprint the cards when they are too worn than to laminate them.

Download all gameboards in one file

Gameboards in PDF File ( Print in landscape mode). 
Playing Cards ( Print in landscape mode )