I developed this Preschool Spring Math game free printable after noticing my students were losing the ability to subitize after Kindergarten. I developed preschool/pre-K curriculum for the daycare I ran at home. I am formally trained as an early childhood educator and paraprofessional. I noticed that most preschool curriculum focused on reading, but not much on math. While I was focused on hands on math activities, I needed a worksheet that would be fun but introduce written math.
How to play the Roll and Color Math Game
Pass out a Roll and Color the Robin game sheet to each student.
Make sure each student has: The math game page, and coloring tools.
To see who takes the first turn, each student rolls the die. The player with the highest number goes first.
Turns are taken in a clockwise direction.
When a player rolls the die, they color the section of the picture that matches the number that was rolled.
If the number has been rolled already, the student passes their turn.
There is no winner really. The goal is to complete the coloring of the picture.
Note: We use a big foam dice from the dollar store. The students don't have to worry about dropping the die, throwing it too hard, or losing it.
Benefits of this Spring Math Game free printable
This game focuses on subitizing. Subitizing means that one knows the number of a group of objects without actually having to count.
This game builds skills of visual discrimination.
This game builds working memory because playing the game involves three steps. Children have to remember what the number of the dice is, then find the matching amount on the page, then color that amount.
More Benefits of this game
This game builds cooperation. Children can help each other find the number on the page and they enjoy playing together.
This game can be played in small groups.
This game is perfect for differentiated learning.
This game helps preschoolers learn their colors.
Last but not least, children build fine motor skills while playing this game!
This Preschool math game is also perfect for differentiated learning
The format of this preschool spring math game offers differentiated Learning.
“Differentiated instruction addresses the needs of students of differing abilities and learning styles in the same class”
Anyone who has been around a group of children of the same age, probably notices kids naturally learn differently. Some children may be visual, so they have a natural bent to learning colors and shapes. Other children are hands on learners so they may solve different problems in a different natural way then another child would.
This No – Prep game is created and tried and tested by me. I observed students as they played it. Their math skills improved time but best of all the kids absolutely loved playing this!