Spring Bee Roll & Cover the Number
Your students will love this fun spring math activity. There are two mats for differentiated hands-on play. 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.
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.
Low Prep Spring Math Activity!
This free printable roll and cover bumblebee math game is so easy to prepare! Simply 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. You can use mini erasers, snap cubes, pom poms, etc.
Setting Up the Number Mats
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- Spring Bee 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.
Using the Printable Spring Bee Math Game
To play this roll and cover math game, students will roll the die and count the dots. They will find the corresponding number on the bee and cover it with a manipulative. They will roll again and continue until all the numbers are covered on the bee.
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.
You could also turn the mats into roll and color printable mats by having the students color the circle with a dry-erase marker, if you don’t want to use manipulatives.
Another option is to use play dough to cover the spots on the printable mat. This builds fine motor muscles too!
Any option will add lots of fun, hands-on learning to your math centers this spring!
Students can play with a partner and use two different colors to cover the numbers on the bee.
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. They could also just write numbers to practice number recognition and number formation.
Grab the spring bee roll and cover the number mats to make your life a little less stressful this springtime! Your students will be working on so many math skills with this one roll and cover mat so it is sure to be a big help!
Click below to get the FREE printable spring bee roll and cover number mats! Happy Spring!