### Five in a Row: A Game for Practicing Addition Facts {December & January}

Five in a Row is a favorite in my classroom. It's not only one of my favorite ways to have my students practice their addition facts, but it is also a student favorite.

Five in a Row is fun and engaging game where students practice their basic addition math facts. Students will roll two number cubes (labeled 5-10) or two dice, add them together, and cover the sum on the game board. The object of the game is to be the first person to cover five numbers in a row.

You can grab this Five in a Row game board for free! It includes color and black and white versions, as well as two levels of play:

You can click {here} to get your free copy of Festive Five in Row.

And, while I'm at it, here is a free winter themed board for January! Or, use it during December and January if you prefer to steer clear of the holiday theme.

Toodles!

**What is Five in a Row?**Five in a Row is fun and engaging game where students practice their basic addition math facts. Students will roll two number cubes (labeled 5-10) or two dice, add them together, and cover the sum on the game board. The object of the game is to be the first person to cover five numbers in a row.

**Materials**- Game boards
- Game pieces (double sided counters, dimes and pennies, different colored linking cubes, and so on)
*NOTE: since the two players share the same game board, they need different game pieces to denote which spaces they've claimed as their own* - 2 Number Cubes (blank cubes numbered 5 through 10) OR 2 dice (depending upon the level of play)

**How to Play**- Students play in pairs.
- Student A rolls the two number cubes (or dice), adds the numbers together, and covers that number on the board.
- Student B does the same.
- Play continues back and forth in this fashion.
- The first player to get five counters in a row is the winner!

*Note: If a player rolls their number cubes or dice, but the sum is not available, then they do nothing (and hope they have better luck when their next turn comes around).*You can grab this Five in a Row game board for free! It includes color and black and white versions, as well as two levels of play:

- Sums of 2 through 12 (played with two dice)
- Sums of 10 through 20 (played with two number cubes numbered 5-10)

You can click {here} to get your free copy of Festive Five in Row.

And, while I'm at it, here is a free winter themed board for January! Or, use it during December and January if you prefer to steer clear of the holiday theme.

Toodles!

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