Digital math and literacy games to practice kindergarten & 1st grade skills for the entire year! Students will love these predictable, themed activities.
Digital Math and Literacy Games
A teacher friend of mine has used my Bump games in her classroom for a couple of years now and her students always absolutely love them! So, when I decided to make the Bump games digital, she was super excited to use them again this year.
The school where she teaches is following a hybrid-learning model. Her students alternate on days they come to school and they complete online activities on the days they stay home. She loved having the option to send these digital math and literacy games home and to also have them available for use in her classroom. She was even able to allow her students to play these games while using separate devices, in order to follow safety guidelines at her school.
She would have students take turns rolling the dice and placing their game piece. Then, they would move a game piece for their partner on their own device. They were playing one game but on separate tablets. Win-Win!
One thing that allows the games to serve as an independent activity (without the support of you) is the predictability of the activity. Teach and model the game once, and you are set for the rest of the year. The theme and skill that is practiced changes with each game, but the objective and rules of the game stay the same. This makes it simple and stress-free for kids!
Each month includes both math and literacy activities. As the year progresses, so does the difficulty of the activities. For example in August, kindergarten students practice skills such as beginning sounds, rhyming, syllables, counting, and shapes. By May, the games cover digraphs, long vowels, CVC words, making 10, addition, and subtraction.
There are 10 games total for each month including 5 for literacy and 5 for math.
I loved adding these activities to my daily centers but would also use them in my small-groups. These games are a fun way to practice skills in an intervention group, too!
Bump games are great for distance learning. They are a good way to involve family members in your students’ learning. Plus, it can be done while eating a snack!
The games are preloaded to Seesaw. With 1 click, you can easily add the activity to your library. I’ve included a digital “I can” video that students can watch for directions. Check it out:
Plus, PowerPoints are available for Google Classroom! If you would like to add the directions video to your Google Classroom, click here for the link.
You can find these digital math and literacy games in my TpT store:
If you love the idea of these partner games but are looking for a printable option, please check out this blog post:
You can also make mini Bump games! Read this blog post to see how: