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Spring activities are always a hit in my classroom! We absolutely love spring themes like frogs, flowers, bugs, and more. This free Spring Roll and Cover Math Activity incorporates those fun themes while strengthening subitizing and addition skills. This activity can be played in 2 different ways so pick your way and let’s get started!
*Pair this with our Spring Centers & Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Spring Roll and Cover Math Activity
This spring roll and cover activity is simple to use and will provide your students with meaningful math practice. It’s perfect for morning work, math centers, or small group time. You can even have students play with a partner!
This free download includes 2 roll and cover boards – one for number recognition/subitizing and one for addition! I recommend laminating both boards for durability and reuse.
Number Recognition and Subitizing
If you’re using the first game board, your students will be practicing identifying numbers and subitizing. This board should be used with one die.
For practice with number recognition we like to use soft foam dice that have the number clearly displayed. As a bonus, these dice are quiet when rolled!
To play, students simply roll a die and cover the corresponding number.
To focus on subitizing, be sure to use a dice with dots, not numbers. Subitizing is the ability to identify an amount without having to count it. Therefore, dot dice are perfect for this purpose! When students roll the die, they’ll read the number and find the matching number on the game board.
If you’re using this activity for addition practice, use the second game board.
To play this version, students roll 2 dice, add the numbers together, and cover the sum with a counter or any fun manipulative you have on hand.
Quick Tip: If your students are in the early stages of learning addition, you’ll want to use dot dice. By doing this, you’re allowing students who are not yet fluent in math facts to count the dots as needed. For students who need more of a challenge, use the dice with numbers on them.
Both versions of this game can be played independently or with a partner. If students are playing with a partner, each child should have a different colored counter or manipulative and follow the same directions that have been given.
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to start rolling? Grab this free Spring Roll and Cover activity by clicking the large, yellow download button below!