Multiplication Fluency Game: Kaboom!

I'm am ashamed to say that I haven't participated in Monday Made it in WAAAY too long!  Guess that just says how my school year has rolled!  Let's not even look at when I am linking up.  Umm....not Monday, but maybe you can whip it together by Monday!

Have your kids ever played Kaboom?  Maybe you call it Bang!  No?
It's a super quick game, great practice for any skill.  Sight words, facts practice, you name it.
I've seen it played with facts written on popsicle sticks.  Here's the game:
  1. Pull a stick
  2. Answer correctly (whatever you are practicing)...Keep your stick
  3. Miss it...return the stick
  4. Keep taking turns until......
  5. Someone draws a KABOOM!  All the player's sticks go back in the cup
  6. Winner is the player with the most sticks at the end of playing time.
So, here's how I put together a quick game for my classroom!  I whipped it together in one afternoon!  Writing on popsicle sticks drives me BATTY, so I decided to whip together my own version.

KABOOM-a great Math Fluency game for small groups or partners.  Makes the perfect 5 minute filler activity.  Super Easy to assemble!


 I found a super great deal on scrapbook paper at Michael's for 5.99.  Used my 40% off weekly coupon.  Can you say SCORE!!!!
KABOOM-a great Math Fluency game for small groups or partners.  Makes the perfect 5 minute filler activity.  Super Easy to assemble!


After creating a template on powerpoint, I printed the strips on my printer.  The paper is pretty sturdy, but you know that I laminated it, too, right???  Duh...I'm a teacher!
KABOOM-a great Math Fluency game for small groups or partners.  Makes the perfect 5 minute filler activity.  Super Easy to assemble!



Next, I cut them up and put them in baggies until I was ready to use them in my classroom.  I searched and searched for cups to glue my cute labels, but they all bent kind of funny.  Hmmm...why am I OCD about silly things like that?  It's not just me, right?  Anyway, as I strolled around Dollar Tree, I was reminded of how I did my December centers!  Gift bags are Perfect!  Super easy to story later, too.
KABOOM-a great Math Fluency game for small groups or partners.  Makes the perfect 5 minute filler activity.  Super Easy to assemble!



Finally, I decided to make to answer keys to throw in the bags.  BAM!
Quick and easy centers for my kidlets to practice the Multiplication Facts!
KABOOM-a great Math Fluency game for small groups or partners.  Makes the perfect 5 minute filler activity.  Super Easy to assemble!

Hope you like my version of KABOOM! and try it in your classroom!

UPDATE: 5/23/15
I've added this Bundle into my store if you'd like to whip this up a bit quicker!  I've got you covered for all of your fluency needs!
KABOOM-a great Math Fluency game for small groups or partners.  Makes the perfect 5 minute filler activity.  Super Easy to assemble!





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  2. Are you going to share your multiplication list and circle Kaboom labels?

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  3. I have a very basic version in my store for FREE right now, but my cutesy version isn't quite TPT ready. I kinda made it for me. If you think you might like the free one, got here: http://goo.gl/vfcJNS
    If you follow my store, I'll try to get this one up this week for you--you'll be notified right away via the daily TPT email!
    Glad you like the idea!

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  4. Is your scrapbook paper white on one side and printed on the other?

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