Pumpkin days are here in all their glory! Here's a subtraction game freebie that will also bring a bit of October art into your classroom décor.
Players roll two dice, subtract the smaller from the larger, and color a space with the answer. Since each player has is or her own board, the first to color the whole pumpkin is the winner. Challenging
your students to make their pumpkins colorful will make them great for display ...
... either backed with construction paper...
...or taped to your classroom window with the light shining through.
Another idea is to choose the most neatly colored pumpkins (a bit of competition always motivates neater work, right?), laminate them, and put them in math centers as game boards. Instead of coloring the spaces, players could cover them or circle them. Using games that you and your classmates have created always adds some extra motivation and fun!