Valentine’s Day Candy Jar Number Roll & Cover Free Printable
Your students will love this fun, Valentine’s-themed 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.
These roll and cover mats will work great for preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten students to practice number recognition, addition, counting, composing numbers and so much more.
Print & Go!
This Valentine’s Day 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.
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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- Valentine’s Roll & Cover Number Mats (get it by clicking the button at the bottom of this post)
- Small manipulatives like heart 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 Valentine’s Day Roll and Cover Free Printable Mats
To play this roll and cover math game, students will roll one die and count the dots. They will find the corresponding number on the candy jar mat and cover it with a manipulative. They roll again and continue until all the numbers are covered in the candy jar.
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 mats by having the students color the circle with a dry-erase marker if you don’t want to use manipulatives. Either option is great for fine motor skills and will make a fun math activity for February.
Students can play with a partner and use two different colors to cover the numbers on the jar.
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.
Be sure to make time for this fun and engaging Valentine’s day math activity. The kids are going to have a blast!
Click below to get the Valentine’s Day roll and cover mats free printable! Happy Valentine’s Day!