Make learning activities fun by turning them into games.  A great way to help your child master number recognition to 100 and number patterns is by playing battleship with numbers!  Your Kindergartener, 1st grade, 2nd grade, or 3rd grader will love this hands-on Hundreds Chart Battleship Game!

My 8 year old son loves games and I love when they reinforce something he is learning in his homeschool curriculum currently-- or in the past.  While he knows his numbers 1-100, our Hundreds Chart Battleship Game is a great way to build on number patterns and strategy skills.

It is super simple to put together and lends itself to many exciting games of battleship that day and beyond!

## Cool Math Games

1. Print out a 100s Chart - Use this free colorful hundreds chart or this black and white one from  All Our Days} and use a laminator for durability.
2. Grab two dry erase markers and several mosaic gems.  You could play without the mosaic gems, but I thought it was helpful to have a 3D visual of our "ships."
3. Find an old shoe box top, file folder, or book to use as a divider to put between you and the other player.

Each player claims a group of 2, 3, and 4 numbers either horizontally or vertically.  For instance you could mark your battleships on 22 and 23-- 78, 88, 98-- and 1, 2, 3, 4.

Players take turns calling out numbers, and the opponent either states "hit" or "miss."  We found it helpful to make an x over the "misses" and either checked or circled the numbers that were "hit."

Another option is to set the hundreds chart up as coordinates, and calling out a number and letter marked along top and side of hundreds board {ex. B,5 = 15}.

When a battleship has been destroyed, my son had a great time yelling out, "BOOM!"

The first player to destroy all three of  your opponents battleships, wins!

Have fun playing!

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Kristina once thought of going into education, but changed her mind a few years in to her degree.  Ironically, she now has her hands full as a homeschooling mother of four.  With children of various ages from infant to 7, she shares a variety of educational and play activities for babies through elementary age children on School Time Snippets.  Follow along on Facebook and Pinterest.

##### Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.