Game to learn the 3 times table - Easy & Fast method

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Discover an Easy, Fast and Fun Method to learn the 3 times tables while having fun. The effectiveness of this method is based on the association of an animal in the shape of a number, a specific color to each number or animal, and on a funny story that will help your child to memorize his/her 3 times tables. In the 3 times table, the animal representing the number 3 is a caterpillar.
This memorization method is fast and very effective because it combines 2 complementary memorization techniques:

  • Visual memorization: with mental images (designed to appeal to children) associated with color codes
  • Auditory Memorization: with a funny story suitable for children

You will find in the Pdf document all the necessary elements for an easy and fast memorization of the 3 times table:

  • The cards to print and cut out
  • The stories associated with each multiplication
  • The detailed method
  • The rules of the game for the revisions

Click on the button below to download the game of the 3 times table in Pdf format and then print it.

Print the game of
the 3 times Table
(PDF format)


Purpose of the game to memorize the 3 times table

There are 3 types of cards in the game of the 3 times table:

  • The Animals cards: They describe the personalities, hobbies and other characteristics of each animal.
  • The Multiplication cards of the 3 times table: They represent the multiplication, i.e. the meeting between the caterpillar and another animal
  • The Result cards of the 3 times table: They represent the result of the multiplication, i.e. the story resulting from this meeting between the two animals.

Making of the cards

Print the Pdf document then glue the pages containing the images on a cardboard support and then cut out each card following the dotted lines.

Method for fast memorization of the multiplication tables

You will find the complete method in the pdf of the game, you can also consult it here: Method for fast memorization of the multiplication tables.

The stories to tell for an easy learning of the 3 Times table

Before telling the stories below, don't forget to familiarize your child with the caterpillar which is the animal representing the number 3. To do this, show him/her the Animal card "Caterpillar".

The caterpillar - number 3:
Personality: Fearful
Features: If there's no hole to hide in, he puts on his magical sneakers to get away quickly.
  • 3 x 2: See the 2 times table

  • 3 x 3:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets another caterpillar in the shape of 3 and they fall in love.
    Result card: Both caterpillars decide to share the same apple. By eating the apple, the two caterpillars form a 9.

  • 3 x 4:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4.
    Result card: The pink flamingo swims towards the caterpillar, but when he approaches the caterpillar, this one is afraid and takes refuge in a hole (turning into 1). When the pink flamingo swims, his legs are hidden by the water and his body is shaped like a 2.

  • 3 x 5:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the crocodile in the shape of 5, he would like to play soccer with the caterpillar.
    Result card: But the caterpillar is afraid and takes refuge in a hole (turning into 1). The crocodile (in the shape of 5) is disappointed, he leaves with his ball.

  • 3 x 6:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the snake in the shape of 6.
    Result card: The caterpillar is afraid and takes refuge in a hole (turning into 1). The snake takes the opportunity to steal the apple from the caterpillar. When the snake wraps himself around the apple, he transforms into 8.

  • 3 x 7:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the toucan in the shape of 7.
    Result card: The caterpillar is scared and runs away thanks to his magic sneakers (transforming into 2). The toucan takes the opportunity to steal the apple from the caterpillar and, while standing up to bite the apple, he takes the shape of a 1.

  • 3 x 8:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the octopus in the shape of 8.
    Result card: The caterpillar is scared and runs away thanks to his magic sneakers (turning into 2). The octopus takes the opportunity to steal the apple from the caterpillar and sails away on his boat in the shape of 4.

  • 3 x 9:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the squirrel in the shape of 9.
    Result card: The caterpillar is scared and runs away thanks to his magic sneakers (transforming into 2). The squirrel takes the opportunity to steal the apple from the caterpillar and goes away carrying the apple on his tail in the shape of 7.

Rules of the game for the revision of the multiplication tables

You will find the rules of the game in the pdf, you can also consult it here: Rules of the game to revise the multiplication tables

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Author: Emmanuelle ROUGER   /   Published by Memozor
Last modified on 27 December 2020  /   Read 31 times
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