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Roll and Color ~ Making Math Fun!

Do you use roll and color activities in your classroom? We LOVE them!! In fact, the children love them so much, that they cheer when we add a new one to centers. Haha! You just have to love the enthusiasm of 5 and 6 year olds!!

Last year we found these adorable eggs at Walgreen's:

Using these egg shakers for inspiration,
we made three different roll and color papers:
Roll a Chick, Roll Some Carrots, and Roll a Rabbit.

These games have been so much fun all year long and have really grown with our children! They began with matching a set with a numeral and now they are working with the dice to practice addition of sets, numerals, and also counting on from a given numeral. These fun containers have definitely increased the level of enthusiasm even more!!

One of the ways we play the game is for the children to practice counting up. Some of them still struggle with this skill, so this is a fun way to get in some more practice. We give each group two dice, one with a numeral and one with dots on it. They shake, spill, add and color! The children touch the numeral and say its name and then count up using the dots on the second die.

Another option we offer the children is to use a ten frame and counters to determine the sum shown on the dice.

We also use our number line to find the sum:

Sometimes, we just simply use our fingers!

SHAKE

SPILL

COLOR

Here is a completed example of each activity:

Thanks for hanging out with us today! We hope your students enjoy our roll and color games as much as ours do!

Happy Easter from Kelly and Kim!