1-2-3 Come Play An Apple Game With Me!
When I design a game for my kiddo's, I try to involve a variety of standards, so that I'm really making great use of time. Using dice to play games, helps students subitize (pretty soon they are able to recognize that 5 spots = the number five, without having to count the dots).
Besides subitizing, Apples On A Roll helps students with number recognition, putting together a puzzle, 1-to-1 correspondence, basic life skills of getting along with others, and waiting your turn etc. By running off the apples on red, yellow and green construction paper, you can also review that science fact.
Print off the apple template on white construction paper, laminiate and trim; and then print out the apple "puzzle pieces" on the various colors, laminate and cut the individual numbered pieces. I keep each puzzle in a separate Baggie, and then put all of the smaller Baggies into one large one.
Children choose a partner and take turns rolling the dice. Whatever number they land on, they put that piece on their apple puzzle template. The first one to complete their apple, or the one with the most pieces on their apple when the timer rings, is the winner.
If you'd like to throw in some addition practice, add black lines to make 6 more "slices". Write in numbers 7-12. Children now use a pair of dice and add numbers together, placing the higher numbered puzzle pieces on their apple.
Click on the link to view/download the Apple Puzzle Game.
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