There are several skills kids learn while playing the Roll and Color a Pig game. Children will practice their fine mother skills and color identification skills while playing.
The game's format is interactive which allows a child to apply what is learned. Kids also gain confidence because they can count the dots and color independently.
Why I created Roll and Color a Pig Math game:
I noticed that most preschool worksheets put a lot of emphasis on reading, but there were less worksheets available to practice math skills.
While we were focusing on practicing counting, I needed a worksheet that allowed students to have fun while practicing other math skills.
How to play Roll and Color a Pig:
- 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.
(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.)
Children will practice several vital skills while having fun!
Kids will build visual discrimination skills while playing this game. Visual Discrimination is paying attention to very small details to see differences in an object or picture. Children use their visual discrimination skills to tell the difference between letters of the alphabet.
Other skills that children use while playing this roll and color math game are subitizing skills and working memory skills.
Kids practice and improve their subitizing skills when playing this game. Subitizing means that one knows the number of a group of objects without actually having to count.
Working memory skills are strengthened while playing this game. Working memory is used because the game requires the same 3 steps over and over:
- Children have to remember the amount of dots on the die.
- The next step is finding the matching amount on the paper.
- Coloring the amount of dots on the picture.