A deck of cards, plastic cups, bowls, or any small container (1per player + 1 for the middle) and cereal (cheerios or cookie crisps work well.)
Give each child a bowl and place one bowl in the middle filled with cookie crisps. Pass out 1 card per player.
The objective of the game is to have the greatest number. This game helps children learn and practice adding and comparing numbers.
Pass out 2 cards to each player. Everyone flips their cards and adds their numbers. Next they say their number out loud and whom ever has the greatest number takes a cookie from the middle bowl and puts it in his/her bowl.
You can either wait till all the cookies are done to see who won or they can eat the cookies that are in their bowls as the game moves along. (We usually eat the cookies in our bowl and everyone wins as they get a cookie from the middle!)
The game is over once all the cookies in the bowl are empty!
If you are playing this game with one child, he/she can be the one to announce who gets the cookie, so they practice figuring out which number is greater. If you are playing with more then one child, they can each take turns deciding who has the card with the greatest number!