Playing dice games is one of the best ways for young learners to learn math skills. When learning through play in this way, kids make lasting connections for these concepts and are more likely to enjoy the process. My Kindergartener has learned a great deal about math concepts such as addition and subtraction, as well as an ability to count faster by counting on while playing dice games.
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Farm Roll Count and Cover Dice Games
This is a really fun printable dice game that kids will love to play! I have also found that games of chance and little strategy really help to make this process stress-free for my kids, allowing them to just focus on the math.
What you need:
Printable Farm, Roll, Count and Cover Dice Game boards
Coins (or plastic discs, small manipulatives, etc)
Laminator (optional, but will make the games last much longer)
>> Get your printable game boards here!<<
How to play:
Pass out the farm dice game cards to each player. Place a pile of coins in the middle of the playing area. Taking turns, each player rolls 2 dice and counts their total. Cover the number on your game board. Continue play until one player has filled their game board.
Tips for Teaching Math through Dice Games
– help kids group objects y rolling a dice, and counting out objects, comparing size of different groups.
– teach kids to count on by rolling 2 dice. Start with the number of one die and count the numbers individually of the other (ex. roll a 5 and 2 – count “5,6,7”)
– ask kids to compare values of multiple dice with more and less
– start with a 6 on a die, roll another die and count down from 6, working on early subtraction skills
Enjoy your printable dice games!
I hope you have so much fun playing with your Farm Roll, Count and Cover Dice Games! If you think of a fun new way to use this, I’d love to hear it!
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