Basketball counting activity with FREE printable to teach kids how to count to 100 in a FUN way!
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Whenever colorful candy Skittles are involved my kid’s are always willing participants to whatever we are doing. Since we have been working on higher number counting (which honestly can be a bit boring), I put together a fun basketball themed free printable to make counting to 100 a fun game. You can play our counting game while watching a basketball game with your family or grab a dice to play anytime. The different colors of Skittles also make it possible to make this a sorting exercise too. So grab your own printable game board and have a Skittles Tourney with us and Swish the rainbow, Taste the rainbow this basketball season!
Since everyone playing needs 100 Skittles, we took a trip to Sam’s Club to get a mega bag (54 oz. found in the Candy isle). My kid’s loved our shopping trip, but who can blame them…they each got their own huge bag of Skittles to take home because they are such a good price.
We didn’t even make it to the car before we opened a bag and enjoyed a treat by stirring them into our ice cream. Check out my son’s messy face… you can tell he enjoyed it for sure, lol :).
Game Time with Skittles! Counting to 100 Basketball Game Printable
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54 oz. bag of Skittles (Everyone needs their own pile of 100 Skittles to play)
10 Small cups
Dice (Optional if playing game while not watching basketball game)
Basketball Game Board Printable (Available to download at the end of this post)
Directions to Play Game:
1. Put a small cup on top of each basketball on the game board.
2. To play while watching a basketball game: Place either 1, 2, or 3 Skittles at a time on the game board according to how many points were just scored by your team. Hopefully the game you are watching is a high scoring game so you can count all the way to 100. If you reach 100, clear the board and start again.
To play with dice: Take turns rolling the dice and place Skittles on the game board according to the number rolled.
3. Start at the number 1 and continue to the number 10. Once all 10 circles on the board have been filled, place all 10 Skittles in the number 10 cup and continue to place Skittles on the board. Once all 10 spots have been filled, place the new batch of 10 Skittles in the number 20 cup. Continue filling the game board and the cups.