Reindeer Coverall

Nov 7, 2017

Activity for ages 3 to 5.

I love using coverall games with my students.  They are great for partner work and for use at a math station.

This Reindeer Coverall Game is a fun and festive way to help students identify numbers, as well as combine dots to add.

Getting Ready

This activity is super easy to prepare!

There are four different mats included in the download (found below) so you can choose which mat best meets the needs of your students. If you’ll be using the game in a classroom, I would recommend laminating the mats or putting them in a plastic sleeve protector for durability.

I first printed the coverall mats on white card stock.

Then I grabbed some festive red and green pom poms.  They were the perfect manipulative to use to cover the spaces on the mats.

I also grabbed some playing dice.  Depending on which version of the game you are using, you will either need one playing die to practice the numbers 1 to 6 or two dice if you’d like to work on 2 through 12.

Reindeer Coverall Activity for Numbers 1-6

There are two versions of the Reindeer Coverall mat included in the download for students to practice working with numbers 1-6.

One version has ten frame representations for the numbers 1-6 like this:

The other version has the numerals 1-6 on the mat for students to cover.

To play, students took turns rolling the dot cube.

Then they counted the number of dots that landed on top, told their partner what they rolled and covered that ten frame or number  on their mat.

When the first player rolled a three, she grabbed a green pom pom and covered up the matching three ten frame on her mat.

Students continued rolling the dot cube and covering the ten frame or numeral until they covered all of the spots on their mat.

Reindeer Coverall Activity for Numbers 2-12

Also included in the download are two versions of the Reindeer Coverall mat for students to work with numbers 2-12.

One version has ten frame representations for numbers 2-12.

The other version has the numerals 2-12:

Just like before, students rolled their dice, named the number that landed on top and covered the matching numeral on their mat.

But this time they were playing with TWO dice instead of one so students could stretch themselves with beginning addition. They might count all of the dots together or you could have them say the addition equation.

For instance, when a student rolled a four and a one, she added the dots together by counting and determined that the sum was five.  She said, “four plus one equals five all together” and covered the 5 on her mat.

So simple and so motivating!

 

Grab Your Download

Ready for some Reindeer Coverall fun?!  Just click the blue download button below to grab your free download and then hop over and snag our Christmas ten frame match up and Christmas counting cards too!

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8 Comments

  1. paula

    THANK YOU FOR MAKING A BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF REINDEER COVERALL!

    Reply
    • Ashley

      You are most welcome Paula!
      Enjoy!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  2. Hilary

    Hi! I was trying to download the reindeer coverall and when I went to the blue box it asked for my name and email, however when I inputted my info and clicked on the green box nothing would happen. Hoping you can help!

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    • Ashley

      Hi Hilary,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that.
      Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other. Please also check that you’re allowing pop ups from our site – if nothing happens after you click submit, this is most likely the problem.. I hope that helps!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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  3. Isabel

    I clicked the “grab free” button and I didn’t get the reindeer counting pages.

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi Isabel,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that. Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other and that you’re allowing pop ups from our site. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  4. Linden

    Paula thank you for the reindeer coverall boards. I’m a substitute teacher and the young classes I work in will love these. Having the black and white boards means they can customise their boards.

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    • Ashley

      Wonderful, Linden!
      Hope the students enjoy 😊
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply

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