I created Preschool Math games with the roll and color format to help my students build subitizing (amount recognition) skills.
I was helping a K student with homework the first year Common Core was implemented. I began making Preschool Math games with different themes- as a way to incorporate hands on math learning.
****I always have these on hand for a flexible, low-prep, time filler activity. (for example no recess due to inclement weather) Any number of players can play this preschool math game so there is no fighting over center participation, it also practices social skills like all great games do- waiting, patience, helpfulness and good sportsmanship. This can even be played with PARTNERS.
In my preschool I had the luxury of using a blank foam die from the dollar store. I filled in the die and allowed students to throw it across the room, then run and retrieve it. In a formal preschool I used this game style for a 1 on 1 activity for a very active preschooler and he understood and enjoyed the game. I used a version for a small group in a formal preschool, they didn’t throw it across the room but they could throw it in our group area. This took the pressure off, none of us had to worry about losing a small die OR hitting anything, so we could enjoy the game.
This game is great for differentiation. In my preschool and at the formal preschools I had a variety of levels and each student quickly caught onto the game. I have not had one student lose interest, even up to 7 years old.