Fireworks go KABOOM! Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July Friends!
I hope your day is filled with friends, family, grilling, and relaxation!
I'm just stopping by today to share one of my favorite red, white, and blue math games: 
Patriotic Multiplication Kaboom!


Have you ever played Kaboom?!? It's super fun!! The best part about this game is it can be played practicing all different skills. Once your kids know how to play, the sky is the limit. This Multiplication Kaboom game focuses on multiplying large numbers and is mostly geared toward 4th and 5th grade but great for an extension in 3rd and a review in 6th. The fireworks patriotic theme makes it perfect for Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or...basically anytime. Fireworks are fun all year!

Game Cards Included:
  • KABOOM! cards
  • 2 digit x 1 digit 
  • 3 digit x 1 digit
  • 2 digit x 2 digit
There are 16 multiplication game cards for each skill.  Skills can be played individually or all together. There are also 2 different styles of cards included in the set because choice is a good thing for teachers too. There is a basic rectangular game card for easy storage in baggies and long skinny game cards that fit nicely in refurbished chip cans.


Game play is simple. Each player draws a card from the deck or from the Kaboom container. (I prefer the cards that can be stored in baggies because they take up less space and I just don't have space to spare in my classroom.) If the player draws a multiplication card they must solve the problem. Other players solve as well to check their work.

If the players solves correctly, they get to keep the card. If not, it goes back in the deck. However...and this is where the fun comes in, if a player draws a Kaboom card, they loose all cards previously earned and must return all cards to the deck and start collecting again. 


And... that's it! It's a great game and has been a huge success in my classroom.  Once your kids know how to play, you can adapt it to practice any skill you want. I included some blank card pages for you and/or students to come up with their own problems to add to the game.

I don't know about you, but I need low maintenance, easy to set up, easy to explain math games in my classroom. Kaboom fits all my needs and my students love LOVE it!

The best part about this game is that it grows with students as their skills grow. I start with 2x1 digit multiplication for review and add game cards as we build our skills. It is also an easy game to differentiate for my students and a great tutoring activity! 
Click any of the pictures above to grab Patriotic Kaboom Multiplication from my TPT store and check out some of my other math games for 4th and 5th grade too!

Happy 4th Y'all!

Patriotic Kaboom first appeared on my blog, The Teaching Thief, 7/5/15

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