Fish Roll and Cover Number Mats
Your students will love this fun, fish-themed math activity. There are two mats for differentiated hands-on gameplay. One mat features the numbers 1-6, and the other has the numbers 2-12. Students will roll one or two dice, depending on the mat you choose for them.
These roll and cover mats will work great for preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten students to practice number recognition, addition, counting, and so much more. This free printable would work in math centers, small groups, or for a math game.
Print & Go!
This ocean-themed math printable is so easy to prepare! Print, laminate, or slide in a wipe and write pocket, and done! You will need to gather some small manipulatives that students will use to cover the numbers on the mats and some dice.
There are two mats for differentiated instruction, and it hits so many math skills in one printable! Some students can be working on number recognition with one die and the lower level mat. Others can be working on addition or subitizing with two dice and the more difficult mat.
Setting Up the Number Mats
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- Fish Roll & Cover Number Mats (get it by clicking the button at the bottom of this post)
- Small manipulatives like mini erasers, buttons, or pom poms
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- Print the game board.
- Slide into write and wipe pockets for durability. You can also laminate it.
- Gather the supplies.
- Store in a large bag or storage container for easy access.
Playing the Fish Number Mats
To play this hands-on learning activity, students will roll one die and count the dots. They will find the corresponding number on the fish mat and cover it with a manipulative. They roll again and continue until all the numbers are covered on the fish.
To play with two dice, students will roll both dice and count the dots. Then they will find the sum and cover the number with a small manipulative. Play continues until all the numbers are covered.
This set includes two mats for easy differentiation to make your job a little easier! Students will love playing this math game while learning numbers and counting skills. Make it extra fun with goldfish crackers for the manipulatives!
Need to make it more difficult? Have students use a recording sheet to write down their addition sentences. Or have them fill in ten frames to match the number that they rolled.
Grab these free fish roll and cover number mats to help your students master number identification, counting, and addition. The cute theme is perfect for the warmer summer months and would work great for a summer game for students.
Click below to get the FREE fish roll and cover number mats! Just keep swimming!