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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!

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.

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How to Play "4 in a Row"

  1. 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.

  2. Gameplay: The first player picks up an upside-down 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.

  3. 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!

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!

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