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Humpty Dumpty is a classic nursery rhyme that preschoolers will be familiar with. In this printable game, your students will practice subitizing and number recognition using 1 dice or simple addition when using 2 dice.
Roll and Cover Number Recognition Game
For this activity you will need:
1 or 2 dice depending on your student’s skill level
Small tokens to cover the number
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Subitizing Practice or Simple Addition with Dice
Print out and laminate the mats. Choose the one that’s appropriate for your student’s age and skill level.
This Roll and Cover Numbers printable will help your students master subitizing for the numbers 1 to 6 when used with a normal dice. There is also a separate playing mat if you would like to use 2 dice together for the numbers 2 to 12.
For younger students, you can use the printable dice I have included that shows the numerals. When used with this, students will practice number recognition from 1 to 6 instead. Just cut it out, fold the tabs and glue together.
If you don’t want to use dice at all, then you can use the number cards included to make it a pick and cover numbers game instead.
Students can cover up the matching number with any small token you have like mini eggs to go with the Humpty Dumpty theme, pompoms, math cubes, buttons, beads, etc.
In our house, we used little playdough balls as tokens. I told my son that the numbers were ‘holes’ in the wall that needed to be filled up otherwise the wall would crack, crumble and Humpty Dumpty would fall down!
Game continues until all numbers have been covered.
More Nursery Rhyme Activities
Like this? Then you’ll love my 10 Nursery Rhyme Themed Literacy and Math Centers. These easy-prep games will get your students working on math, literacy and fine motor skills.
1) Humpty Dumpty Roll and Cover Numbers – 2 playing mats included for use with 1 or 2 dice
2) Hey Diddle Diddle Number Puzzle Strips – Work on number order for 1-10, 11-20 and counting by 2s.
3) Sequencing Mats for 9 Rhymes – The 9 rhymes included in this pack come with 1 sequencing mat each where kids will be able to put 5 different pictures in order.
4) Jack and Jill Water Pail Number Match – Practice counting and number recognition with this game.
5) Baa Baa Baa Black Sheep Color Match – Flip 2 cards over at a time trying to find the same color pair of sheep until all sheep have been matched up.
6) Little Miss Muffet Tracing Lines – 15 different patterns to trace as the spider makes its way down to Little Miss Muffet.
7) Incy Wincy Spider Alphabet Match – Pair up the upper and lowercase letters bringing together the water pipe and the sun.
8) Little Boy Blue Alphabet Haystack Hunt – Print out the haystack letter cards and hide the Little Boy Blue card behind one of them. Kids will love shouting out the letters as they try to find him ‘under the haystack’.
9) Pat-A-Cake Alphabet Decorating – Use these mats to do some Q-tip painting or pin pushing to work on fine motor skills as well as literacy.
10) 1,2,3,4,5, Fishing For Sight Words – Set up these sight words cards in a sensory bin for kids to ‘fish’ out or they could also fish out the letters to form the sight word on the card.
Nursery Rhyme Books For Your Library:
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