Acorn Roll and Cover

Activity for ages 3 to 5.

I am just NUTS about this Acorn Roll & Cover game!  Students will love racing to see if they can cover all of the acorns on their board first.

Your young mathematicians will be having so much fun they won’t even know they are practicing counting, subitizing, and adding at the same time.

Scroll below to grab your freebie and then hop over and grab our Acorn Alphabet Match for even more fall fun!

Getting Ready

To prepare the game, I printed the game board on white cardstock to give it extra durability. (You can print it in either color or, if you want to save ink, black and white.)

Then I grabbed two dice and a bucket of gems kids could use for counting.

That’s it! We were ready to play Acorn Roll & Cover!

Acorn Roll & Cover

To begin, I demonstrated how a turn would go by rolling the two dice at the same time and then adding (or counting) the number rolled.

Starting in a circle, the first student went.

She rolled a 4 and a 1 and quickly determined that the sum was 5 by saying out loud “Four plus one equals five.”

She searched the game board until she found the acorn with the number five on it and covered it with a gem.

 

Then it was time for the next child’s turn. He rolled a 4 and a 3.

With a little bit of help, he decided the sum was 7 and said, ” Four and three makes seven.”

He proudly found the number 7 acorn and covered it with a gem. The game was on!

 

We continued playing until all the acorns on the board had been covered.

It was so simple and motivating!

 

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6 Comments

  1. Jessica

    Hi, sorry- this activity looks super cute, I’m trying to download it, but it seems the “subscribe” feature isn’t working? I’ve tried several times, and it just keeps saying that its working.

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    • Ashley

      Hi Jessica,
      Thanks for reaching out, please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help.
      Warmly,
      Ashley

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    • Miranda Beaudoin

      I am having the same problem. I downloaded the fall counting game with no problem. I clicked the blue bar, entered my name and email (same one from earlier) on the Acorn Roll and Cover game and the “submitting….” button pops up but never downloads. I have tried with 3 different internet browers, 2 different computers, and same problem.

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      • Ashley

        Hi Miranda,
        Thanks for reaching out, please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help.
        You need to make sure that you are allowing pop ups from our website and that you have downloaded the most recent version of Adobe Reader.
        If you’re still having problems you can email hello@playdoughtoplato.com
        Warmly,
        Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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  2. Carmen Ferrer

    Hello Ashley, I have been following your page for a long time, I am subscribed. I have never had problems downloading their excellent material, now I can not download it, in the window I write the name and email and when I click on send it stays as blocked and the document is not opened. I hope you can help. Sorry for my English, I use the translator. Thanks, Carmen.

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    • Ashley

      Hi Carmen,
      Thanks for reaching out!
      I emailed you earlier today about some download tips.
      You may also want to check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply

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