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!
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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