Fizz Buzz: Players generally sit in a circle. The player designated to go first says the number "1", and each player after counts one number in turn. However, any number divisible by three is replaced by the word fizz and any divisible by five by the word buzz. Numbers divisible by both 3 and 5 become fizz buzz. A player who hesitates or makes a mistake is eliminated from the game. A typical round of fizz buzz would start as follows:
1, 2, Fizz, 4, Buzz, Fizz, 7, 8, Fizz, Buzz, 11, Fizz, 13, 14, Fizz Buzz, 16, 17, Fizz, 19, Buzz, Fizz, 22, 23, Fizz, Buzz, 26, Fizz, 28, 29, Fizz Buzz, 31, 32, Fizz, 34, Buzz, Fizz, ...
The boys really enjoy this game,it requires a lot of concentration!
Roll the Dice: Best played with a small group. The adult should have two or three dice.
The dice are rolled and the adult uses the numbers rolled (e.g. 2, 4 and 1) to create a question for the children to answer (e.g. "What is 2+4+1?/ What is 2x4+1?" etc) This can be made more difficult by using a timer and giving boys a maximum time (eg. 30 seconds) in which to answer the question.
Shoot Out: Two children stand back to back, another child/adult calls out a maths question eg. 5x6. The child who turns around, points at opponent and answers question correctly wins the round. The child that does not answer sits down, winner plays next round against the next child and so on. This is a great game for practicing multiplication tables.