This free printable Goldfish Subtraction Game is a fun way for Kindergarten and first grade kids to practice subtraction while having fun.
Goldfish Subtraction Game
Kids will love the hands-on math game to practice subtracting within 20. This activity is LOW PREP and loads of fun to play and eat as it uses goldfish crackers.
Start out by printing one of the goldfish subtraction mats and the subtraction cards. Then laminate for durability and to make them reusable. Finally, cut apart the subtraction cards. You are ready to help kids discover that math is fun!
This is such a fun kindergarten math activity that uses goldfish crackers! All you need is to count out 20 fish crackers and place them on your subtraction mat. Now go through the subtraction flashcards one at a time. They all start with 20 goldfish and then take away a number from 0-20. Take away however many goldfish crackers it says to subtract. Now count the fish left in the aquarium and write the number on the bottom of the flashcard.
If your student has food allergies you can always use this included, non-food math activity. Simply cross out the goldfish you are subtracting to get your answer.
HINT: We laminate our math mat and flashcards. Then kindergarten and first grade students use a dry erase marker to write the solution on the bottom of the subtraction cards so you can check them. Then simply wipe clean and they are ready to reuse.
You can also write the correct answer on the back to make this activity self checking for kindergarten and 1st grade math centers.
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