4 in a Row
At Smart Boarding School, we believe that learning should be both fun and educational. That's why we're excited to introduce "4 in a Row," a free print and play game designed to help kindergarten students learn to read, count, and identify numbers up to 10. With its engaging gameplay and simple setup, "4 in a Row" offers a delightful way for young learners to reinforce their numeracy skills while having a blast with friends!
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What is "4 in a Row"?
"4 in a Row" is a captivating game aimed at kindergarten students who are learning to recognize numerals and count dots up to 10. Played with a partner or small group, the objective of the game is to match numerals to the dots on the game board to make four in a row. With its interactive gameplay and cooperative spirit, "4 in a Row" encourages teamwork, strategic thinking, and numerical fluency.
How to Play "4 in a Row"

Setup: Print five copies of pages 2 and 3 onto colored cardstock and cut them out. Place the numerals upside down on a table. Print pages 3 to 8 on colored cardstock, laminate them, or put them inside a wipe and write pouch. If there are more than five students playing the game, print additional copies of pages 3 to 8.

Gameplay: The first player picks up an upsidedown numeral from the middle and finds the matching dots on their game board. Each player takes turns picking up a number and placing it on their game board.

Objective: The winner of the game is the player who successfully makes four in a row either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.
Learning Objectives

Number Recognition: By matching numerals to dots on the game board, students reinforce their ability to recognize and identify numbers up to 10.

Counting Skills: Counting the dots on the game board helps students practice their counting skills in a fun and interactive way.

Social Skills: Playing "4 in a Row" with peers promotes social interaction, cooperation, and sportsmanship as students work together to achieve a common goal.
Key Benefits of "4 in a Row"

Engagement: The interactive nature of the game keeps students engaged and motivated as they work to match numerals to dots and strategize to make four in a row.

Skill Development: "4 in a Row" provides valuable opportunities for students to practice number recognition, counting, and critical thinking skills in a playful context.

Versatility: The game can be easily adapted to accommodate different numbers and levels of difficulty, making it suitable for a wide range of learners.
Ready to embark on a numeracy adventure with "4 in a Row"? Click the button below to download your free copy from Smart Boarding School and empower your kindergarten students to become confident number explorers!
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At Smart Boarding School, we're committed to providing educators and parents with resources that inspire learning and foster a love of numeracy. Join us in making math fun and accessible with "4 in a Row."
Let's match, count, and play our way to numerical success together!