Game to learn the 4 times table - Easy & Fast method

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Discover an Easy, Fast and Fun Method to learn the 4 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 4 times tables. In the 4 times table, the animal representing the number 4 is a pink flamingo.
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 4 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 4 times table in Pdf format and then print it.

Print the game of
the 4 times Table
(PDF format)


Purpose of the game to memorize the 4 times table

There are 3 types of cards in the game of the 4 times table:

  • The Animals cards: They describe the personalities, hobbies and other characteristics of each animal.
  • The Multiplication cards of the 4 times table: They represent the multiplication, i.e. the meeting between the pink flamingo and another animal
  • The Result cards of the 4 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 4 Times table

Before telling the stories below, don't forget to familiarize your child with the pink flamingo which is the animal representing the number 4. To do this, show him/her the Animal card "Pink flamingo".

The pink flamingo - number 4:
Features: His pretty pink colour appeals to other animals . He offers them cherries and other magical food that allow animals to turn pink.
  • 4 x 2: See the 2 times table

  • 4 x 3: See the 3 times table

  • 4 x 4:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets another pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 and they fall in love.
    Result card: One month later, their baby flamingo is born. The mother watches over her little one, his neck sticking out of the water forms a 1 and the baby coming out of his shell forms a 6.

  • 4 x 5:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets the crocodile in the shape of 5. The crocodile has thrown his soccer ball into the water, he asks the pink flamingo to help him retrieve it.
    Result card: The pink flamingo sends the ball back to the crocodile. When the flamingo is in the water, his legs are hidden and his body is shaped like a 2. The ball returned represents the 0.

  • 4 x 6:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets the snake in the shape of 6. The snake tells the pink flamingo that he has heard about his magical cherries and would like to see them more closely.
    Result card: The pink flamingo, who is not suspicious, swims towards the snake to show him his cherries. When the flamingo swims, his legs are hidden in the water and his body is shaped like a 2. When he gets very close to the snake, the snake steals the cherries from the pink flamingo and sails away on a boat shaped like a 4 (we can see that thanks to the magical cherries the snake turned pink).

  • 4 x 7:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets the toucan in shape of 7. The toucan admires the color of the pink flamingo and tells him that he would also like to have this pretty color.
    Result card: The pink flamingo sends magical cherries to the toucan. When the flamingo is in the water, his legs are hidden and his body is shaped like a 2. The cherries are shaped like an 8 (we can see that thanks to the magical cherries the beak of the toucan starts to turn pink).

  • 4 x 8:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets the octopus in the shape of 8. The octopus admires the color of the pink flamingo and tells him that he would also like to have this pretty color.
    Result card: As the pink flamingo knows that octopuses don't like cherries, he offers 2 magical fish to the octopus (the pink heads of the 2 fish form a 3). When the Octopus touches the fish with one of his arms, this one becomes pink (the pink arm is shaped like a 2).

  • 4 x 9:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets the squirrel in the shape of 9. The squirrel admires the color of the pink flamingo and tells him that he would also like to have this pretty color.
    Result card: As the pink flamingo knows that squirrels don't like cherries, he gives the squirrel magical acorns (the 2 acorn hats form a 3). When the squirrel climbs on one of the acorns, his body and tail turn pink. The magical acorn and the pink tail of the squirrel form a 6.

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 28 times
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