These differentiated apple theme spin and cover games are no-prep math and literacy centers that are perfect for kids at many different levels of ability.
Apple Theme Spin and Cover Games
I am so excited about these new math and literacy games! I think they are going to save you so much time while also making it even easier to differentiate for all of the different needs of your students. I know, it sounds crazy. Save time and differentiate?! But it’s true!
Not only are the games highly differentiated, but they are also print and play. No cutting required! And if you put them in write and wipe pockets, you won’t need to laminate them either. So easy!
They also all come in color AND black and white. So even if you can’t print in color, we have you covered.
Keep reading to grab the ending sounds version for free!
There are two design choices for each game. One option has apples as the frame for each choice and one that uses simple circles instead of apples. This circle option is perfect for kids who are distracted by too many design elements on the page.
How to Differentiate the Spin and Cover Activities
There are two apple theme spin and cover sets. One focuses on math skills and the other focuses on literacy skills. Each set includes several different levels. Not only that, there are a large variety of recording sheets available to further differentiate the activities.
The literacy set covers:
- Beginning sounds
- Ending sounds
- Middle vowel sounds
- Beginning and ending digraphs
The vowel sounds and digraphs spin and cover games include words so that students are able to be more independent with the activity.
The recording sheets have variety of options which include multiple choice, tracing letters (both uppercase and lowercase) and blank so that you can choose the option that works best for each student.
The middle vowel recording sheets have options that include using a word bank and or doing it without.
The math set covers:
- Numbers 1-10 (ten frames and counting pictures)
- Numbers 11-20 (twenty frames and base ten blocks)
- Addition facts to 10
The recording sheets also include a multiple choice option, a number tracing option and a blank option. This way you can further differentiate the activity for each student’s particular needs.
Playing the Apple Spin and Cover Games
Students will place a transparent spinner over the apple pie spinner on the mat. They can also spin a paper clip around a dull pencil point as another option.
They will look at which letter, digraph or number they landed on and cover a corresponding item on the mat.
Then they will use a recording sheet to record their choice. This part is totally optional. Students can simply play the game, if you would prefer not to use the recording sheets.
Play continues until all of the spots on the mat have been covered.
Recording Sheets for Even More Differentiation
There are several different recording sheet options for each spin and cover game included in the pack. This will help you differentiate even further for the individual needs of your students.
There are are also several different recording sheets for each spin and cover math game. This way you can meet the needs of all the different levels in your classroom.
I hope these games make it so much easier for you to differentiate centers and meet the individual needs of your students! And I hope they have a great time playing them!
Get the apple spin and cover ending sounds version for free below!
Click the button below to get the ending sounds mats (in color) and corresponding recording sheets for FREE! This way you can try them out and see how they work out for you!
Buy the Apple Spin and Cover Games
To buy the whole math bundle, the whole literacy bundle or the combined bundle (at a savings), click the corresponding picture below. These include both color and black and white versions for ease of use!
I hope you enjoy them!