Shark Roll and Cover

May 19, 2016

Ages 3 to 7.

This playful shark roll and cover game is a must-play! As kids race to cover all of their shark’s teeth, they won’t even notice they’re practicing counting, subitizing (instantly recognizing numbers), and adding at the same time.

Grab the freebie (below) and then hop over and snag 10 more roll and cover pattern block mats!

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Roll and cover shark game!

Getting Ready

To prep, I printed the Shark Roll and Cover (below) on cardstock to give it extra durability and make the colors pop.

There are two versions of the game – one practices counting 1-6 and the other works on addition to 12. Since I wanted Middle Brother (age 4.5) to use the second option, I grabbed two dice and our box of pattern blocks.
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Playing

Middle Brother was super excited to get started. (Life doesn’t get much cooler than playing with shark teeth after all!)

He rolled the dice and added the numbers together. Five! He slid his first tooth into place – covering the five.

Free roll and cover shark game!

He rolled again and a pair of sixes landed on top. Since their sum is twelve, he covered it on his game board.

Fun shark addition game for kids!

One roll after the next, he found the sum and added a tooth.

Grab Your Download

Scroll down and click the blue button below to snag your free roll and cover game and then keep scrolling to find 19 more ocean activities kids will love!

Awesome Ocean Activities for Kids

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

(NOT SHOWN) Ocean Size Sort: Small, Medium and Large // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Odd and Even Number Fishing // Adventures of Adam

Ocean Animal Beginning Sound Clip Cards // The Letters of Literacy

Ocean Counting Mats // Mom Inspired Life

Ocean Felt Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy

Free Ocean Flip Books for All Ages // Simple Learning Kids

Shark Roll and Cover Game // Playdough to Plato

Octonauts Hermit Reef Oil Spill // Tuff Spot Play

Write and Wipe Addition Cards // The STEM Laboratory

DIY Ocean Counting Clip Cards // Life Over Cs

Color Word Clip Cards // The Simplified Classroom

Ocean Sensory Bottle // The Pleasantest Thing

Subitising Fish Game // Fairy Poppins

Salt Water Experiment | Ocean Science for Kids // Science Kiddo

Diving Fish Science Experiment // Schooling a  Monkey

Ocean Animal Count and Clip Cards // The Kindergarten Connection

Five Little Fishies Song and Counting Printables // Stay at Home Educator

Ocean I Spy Printable // Powerful Mothering

Color Matching Fish Puzzles // Modern Preschool

Ocean Sensory Bin // Play & Learn Everyday

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