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Ladybug Roll and Coloriffic

Ladybug Roll and Color Game is an interactive and fun way to teach young children several essential skills. From subitizing and number recognition to color matching and fine motor skills, this game has it all!

In this blog post, we will explore the educational benefits of the two printable Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic Games, provide the printable download of the Lady Bug Coloriffic Games, and explain how to play them.

As an ECE Teacher I Created Roll and Color for Preschool through 2nd Grade Skill Building

As an early childhood educator, I found that students were losing their subitizing skills after Kindergarten and created a series of Roll and Color Games for students from preschool through 2nd grade.

During homework help, I noticed a first-grade student counting the number ten individually. He was not my preschool student. However, in kindergarten, he picked up subitizing easily.

To create these games, I started by choosing themes I already used in my preschool curriculum. The preschool curriculum that I found seemed to be missing the math portion. Most of the preschool emphasized literacy and writing.

I wanted to teach the kids the importance of math concepts and critical thinking, not just the memorization of counting and numbers. So, the Roll and Color games were born with themes ranging from apples to a ninja pig. This way I could have an instant math concept component to add to my literacy unit.

Roll and Color Games are an effective and fun way for children to learn essential skills. These games not only help build foundational skills but also encourage social interaction and cooperation. I highly recommend trying the Ladybug Roll and Coloriffic into your lesson and then observing the skill-building results.

Educational Benefits of Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic

What is Subitizing?

Subitizing is a fundamental concept that refers to the ability to recognize a small group of objects without having to count them. For example, you can look at three dots on a die and know immediately that it’s three, without having to count each dot.

The Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic Games focus on subitizing and helps children learn how to identify the amount of objects in a group without counting.

Ten Benefits of the Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic Game

The Ladybug Roll and Color Game is an excellent tool for early childhood educators and parents who want to teach young children the following skills:

  1. 1:1 Correspondence: Learning how to count each object separately.
  2. Number Recognition: Identifying and recognizing numbers.
  3. Color Recognition: Identifying and recognizing colors.
  4. Matching: Matching numbers with corresponding objects on the page.
  5. Following Directions: Learning to follow instructions and rules while playing a game.
  6. Fine Motor Skills: Coloring and holding a coloring tool helps build fine motor skills.
  7. Visual Discrimination: Learning to differentiate and identify shapes, colors, and patterns.
  8. Working Memory: Playing the Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic game requires remembering the number on the die, finding the matching amount on the page, and coloring that amount.
  9. Cooperation: Children learn to work together and help each other find the number on the page.
  10. Differentiated Learning: The Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic game format is perfect for differentiated learning and can be played in small groups.
Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic with numbers

How to Play Ladybug Roll and Color Games

There are two versions of the free printable Ladybug Roll and Coloriffic Games:

Version 1: Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic with Numbers

  1. Pass out a Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic Game worksheet to each student.
  2. Make sure each student has the math game page and coloring tools.
  3. Each student rolls the die to determine who goes first.
  4. Turns are taken in a clockwise direction.
  5. When a player rolls the die, they color the section of the picture that matches the number rolled.
  6. If the number has been rolled already, the student passes their turn.
  7. The goal is to complete the coloring of the picture.
Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic without numbers

Version 2: Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic without Numbers

  1. Pass out a Lady Bug Roll and Coloriffic worksheet to each student.
  2. Make sure each student has the math game page and coloring tools.
  3. Each student picks a section of the picture they want to color.
  4. Turns are taken in a clockwise direction.
  5. The goal is to complete the coloring of the picture.

Ladybug Roll and Coloriffic game is a fantastic resource for educators to use in their classrooms. Not only is the game available for free, but it also requires no preparation on the part of the teacher.

This is an easy, no-prep activity because all educators need to do is download and print the page, and then pass it out to their students with coloring tools.

Roll and Color Games are a great teaching resource in general because they can also be used as a quick fill-in activity when you suddenly have a small unit of time open up unexpectedly.

With its simple and straightforward design, the Ladybug Roll and Coloriffic game is an easy and effective way for educators to create a fun and educational themed activity for both small and large groups.

If you would like more Ladybug Activities, check out the Ladybug Paper Plate Craft and Movement Songs , or the Ladybug Potato Stamp Process Art, or the free printables HERE

If you would like more Roll and Color Games, Check out my popular Roll and Color a Ninja Pig free printable game

Ladybug Roll and Coloriffic printable download below