Spring is here! It kind of snuck up on me actually. I went to the store and saw TONS of Easter stuff everywhere! I could not believe the amount of fun, cute, themed plastic eggs they have! Of course, I got sidetracked from my main mission, and my “teacher brain” (it’s a real thing) was thinking of what games I could use these eggs for. So these super fun Spring Math Games with Dice were created!
*Pair this with Easter Centers and Activities for PreK and Kindergarten
I ended up buying the little chick eggs, and the carrot eggs. They came in packs of 3, so I bought two of each. I was at Fred Meyer, but other people I heard have picked these up at Target, and some people have even found themed eggs at the Dollar Tree! You can also find similar ones, like these, on Amazon.
I created an addition game for the chicks and a subtraction game for the carrots. Then I added a bonus addition/subtraction game. These games are super fun and cute when paired with these items BUT the directions on the sheets are worded so that you can use regular plastic Easter eggs, or NO eggs at all!
So – you do NOT need to go buy these items in order to play these games! Just grab your dice and the printable games (below) and you are set!
Spring Math Games with Dice
First up is the game called “Chicky Challenge!”
I placed two dice in each chicken. My kids shook the chicken, then looked through the top to record the equation. The chickens are see through so they don’t need to open them to play – they just use them as a shaker.
The page can be used as a worksheet with pencils, or you can put it in a sheet protector and students can record their answers with dry erase markers. I do this often to save paper since we often play the same math games many times!
Next up, “Crunch the Numbers!” This is a subtraction game.
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For this game I put two dice in the carrots and provided a number line on the table for students to use as a tool if needed. My kids shook the carrot, set it down, and read the numbers. They then subtracted the smaller number from the largest and recorded the equation. I often opt to use dry erase markers for this game as well, but you could also use the page as a worksheet with pencils or crayons.
Finally, “Hop to It!” which is a mixed addition and subtraction version of the game. We played it with the carrot eggs, but I have seen bunny eggs around too and how cute would that be??
Grab your copy
To grab your copy of these Spring Math Games with Dice, click the large yellow button below. It will take you over to TpT for this freebie.
Then head over to check out our FREE Easter Egg CVCe Puzzles for more spring fun!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March, 2015. It has been completely revised and updated.