Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Color Flip" – Grades K-1st

Glue green and yellow construction paper together, back to back. After the glue has dried, cut the paper into sixteen similarly sized cards. They will be yellow on one side and green on the other.

Take these and lay eight green cards and eight yellow cards face up between you and your child. Let your child choose which color she would like to play with during the game.

To play the game, you and your child take turns throwing a die. The number on the die will determine how many of your opponent’s cards you will be able to “flip over” to your color. For example, if your child rolls a two, she will turn over two of your green cards so they are yellow (her color).

A player wins when she succeeds in rolling the exact number necessary to allow her to flip over the last of her opponent’s cards.


Source: Bright and Beyond, Smart & Simple Math Activities to do with your Child, Grades Kindergarten to 3rd, Ages 5-9. Available at

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