Chores- Addition to 10 and 20

Grades 1-4

“Chores” is a simple fun game to practice addition to 10 or 20. The game board is a chart of chores that the players need to move on using a dice and try to get $10 or $20. There are two ways you can play. The goal could be to make 10 or 20, or to make the most money before all the chores are done.


  • Print out of the game board
  • One 6 face dice
  • Color pencils (one for each player) or whiteboard markers if the game board is laminated.

How to play

Game 1

Goal: Be the first player to make $10. (or 20)

The players start from any corner of the board and move at any direction by rolling a 6 face dice. They mark the chore they land on. (color with pencil or mark with a whiteboard marker). They add the money to make $10 or $20 (two different boards). The marked chores are done and can not be used to collect money.

Short game: The winner is the first to make $10

Long game: The winner is the player that makes the most 10s. (or 20s). You can only continue to collect money after you complete a 10 (or 20 if you are practicing adding to 20)

The players can use 10 frames and counters, coins, or any small objects to keep count of their earned money.

Game 2

Goal: Collect the most money before all the chores are done.

How to play:

The players take turns to roll the dice. They mark the chores they land on and add the money on a piece of paper. The marked chores are done and can not be used to collect money. The winner is the player that collects the most money.

The game board was first designed as a prompt for word problems and you can use it like that as well. Ask the students questions such as,

  • “If I do the laundry and the shopping, how much money will I get?
  • How much more will I get by walking the dog than taking out the trash?
  • I need $12 to buy my friend a present, what chores should I do?
  • John did the cooking and vacuuming and Tom shoveled the snow and did the laundry. Who made the most money?

Ask the students to think of problems themselves using the chart. Ask them to list chores to make 10, 20 or different amounts.

I have included a board without the numbers as well in case you would like to add your own. I used this board with minutes instead of money as well. Write the number of minutes or hours for each chore and ask questions like “Which chores can be done in one hour?”

We hope you find this games useful useful. I am sure you can find more ways to use these ideas. Feel free to share your ideas with us.

Here are the files to print


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