Shut the Box is one of the fun kids math games and addition games for kids.
Begin with each player drawing 9 squares on paper. They then number the squares 1 to 9.
Place the coins or buttons in the middle of the table or give each player 9 objects.
Each player rolls one die to determine who goes first. The highest number does. If a tie, roll until the tie is broken.
The first player goes by rolling 2 dice. He then takes a coin or button and places that on his board covering the number his dice add up to.
He must use numbers that add up to the number he rolled.
He continues rolling the dice until he can no longer cover numbers. When he can't cover numbers, the next player goes.
After players cover 7, 8 and 9, they just roll one die.
The winner is the player with the fewest penalty points after a set number of rounds.
Have fun trying to beat the other players!