If you need a cool math game to get your children up and moving, this “I Have, Who Has?” math version or “Yo Tengo, Quien Tiene?” game is sure to do the trick.
Currently with my Kinders, we are focusing on quick number recognition in math. We have been using our Number Writing Rhymes to practice writing their numbers, and let me tell you, they LOVE the graphics. Every time they walk past the posters hanging in our school room, they can’t help but blurt out the rhymes. I think it’s adorable.
It was a no-brainer to use the same graphics in this number recognition game. If you don’t have the Number Writing Rhymes, please download the free pack before playing this game. Otherwise, graphics like this number eight might be confusing.
However, if the children have heard “Make an S, and gallop straight to the gate. I know how to write an eight.” I promise they will squeal with delight at being able to hold their own cards. At least mine did. hehe
So, how do you play?
- Pass out a card to each child. If you have cards left over, keep passing them out until there are no cards left. (If children have multiple cards, they can spread them out in front to see better. They don’t need to be kept secret.)
- The child with the Green “GO” sign in the top left corner of their card begins. They will stand up and say “I have one. Who has four?”
- The child with four will stand up and read their card. “I have four. Who has…?”
- Play continues until the game ends with the “STOP” card. That student answers “I have … STOP!” to signal the end of the game.
You know you’re going to have to play more than once, right? hehe
What makes this game special?
- It is great for developing language concepts and vocabulary development.
- Children need to practice listening and taking turns. We introduced this on Attentive week, so we went over our attentive song lyrics before even playing the game. “I watch and listen carefully, not distracted or distracting…I don’t interrupt.” Only the person holding the card got to yell out the number. Tough stuff!
- It helps with number sight words.
- It gives children a predictable sentence structure, so even my three year olds could play the game independently without needing to read the words.
- There are three versions to choose from: numerals, number words, or numerals and number words.
- It comes in Spanish too!
UPDATE: This game was such a hit, we developed a whole bunch more! There are two versions of each of the game to practice numbers 0-20 or 0-30, whichever option is best for your students.
The Spanish Math Bundle has the following “Yo Tengo, ¿Quién Tiene?” math games:
– Números (Numbers)
– Palabras de Números (Number Words)
– Marcas de Conteo (Tally Marks)
– Dominós (Dominoes)
– Cuadro de Diez (Ten Frames)
– Dedos de Conteo (Counting Fingers)
Need both Spanish and English? Save big and buy the Combo Bundle at 40% off!
If you prefer TpT, you can click here to see what “I have, Who has?” games we have in our TpT store.