# Addition word problems for 1st grade

These addition word problems are great for ages 6 and older who are looking to improve their adding skills.

### Mom has one red shirt, one blue shirt and one pink shirt. How many shirts does mom have?

3

• Explanation

Add all of momâ€™s shirts together:
1 red + 1 blue + 1 pink = 3 shirts
1 + 1 + 1 = 3

### I have 2 maths books and 2 English books. How many school books do I have?

4

• Explanation

Add all of the books together:
2 maths + 2 English = 4 Books
2 + 2 = 4

### Sam has one dog and one cat. How many pets does Sam have?

2

• Explanation

Add all of the pets together:
1 dog + 1 cat = 2 pets
1 + 1 = 2

### There is one apple, two oranges and one pear in a fruit bowl. How much fruit is in the bowl?

4

• Explanation

Add all of the fruit together:
1 apple + 2 oranges + 1 pear = 4 fruits
1 + 2 + 1 = 4

### Tom has two marbles. Len has one more marble than Tom. How many marbles does Len have?

3

• Explanation

Tom has two marbles: 2
Len has one more marble than Tom: 2 + 1
2 + 1 = 3
Therefore, Len has 3 marbles

### Kevin goes to the zoo. He sees 1 lion, 1 elephant, 2 monkeys and 1 zebra. How many animals did Kevin see at the zoo?

5

• Explanation

Add all of the animals together:
1 lion + 1 elephant + 2 monkeys + 1 zebra = 5 animals
1 + 1 + 2 + 1 = 5

### Nick picked 2 flowers and Cathy picked 3 flowers. How many flowers did they pick together?

5

• Explanation

Add all of the flowers together:
2 flowers + 3 flowers = 5 flowers
2 + 3 = 5

### A farmer has 1 cow, 2 chickens and 1 pony. How many animals does the farmer have?

8

• Explanation

Add all of the animals together:
1 cow + 2 chickens + 1 pony = 4 animals
1 + 2 + 1 = 4

### A hen laid 2 eggs yesterday and 4 eggs today. How many eggs did the hen lay?

6

• Explanation

Add all of the eggs together:
2 eggs + 4 eggs = 6 eggs
2 + 4 = 6