Roll and Cover Raindrops Dice Game

Competition can be a good thing sometimes! This roll and cover raindrop game encourages quick number recognition and addition for older children. Younger children can practice counting and matching numbers. Once they increase their skill level, they can modify the game to develop other skills!

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Activity PDF

Who can cover their numbers the fastest?

Roll, count, cover! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3….4, 5, 6! Grab a game die, print out our printable, and use small rocks or beads to cover the numbers! 

🎲Experiment with dice: There are so many different dice available. Let children explore the numbers and patterns on them first. Do they prefer one type of die over another?

🕒 Playing alone? Time your child and see how fast they can cover up all the numbers. Can they beat their time?

✂️DIY! Create your own dice using a dice template (cube) and decorate it! This is a great way to introduce 3-D objects and names!

Materials

For this activity you will need:

Free printable from HiMama

Dice (2)

Markers (rocks, clear counters, beads etc)

Learning Outcomes

Domain

Cognitive

Skills

Counting

Indicators:

Counting in meaningful ways in play and daily living

Instructions

Step 1:

Print out our free printable available below.

Step 2:

Give each child a handful of markers to cross off their numbers (beads, clear counters, and rocks work great).

Step 3:

Give each child participating 2 dice. 

Step 4: 

Encourage the children to roll their dice, add up the numbers presented and cover up the number on their sheet that they roll. The object is to cover every number on the sheet. If they roll a number that is already covered, they should roll again. Whoever covers all their numbers the quickest wins!

⬆️ For older preschoolers: This game is about speed and quick math. If you notice a child may be struggling to add the numbers on their die together, use a 12 sided die to have them match the numbers instead.

⬇️ For younger toddlers: Younger children can practice number matching. Instead of using a dice with dots on it, make/purchase a 12 sided die with written numbers on it to match from die to paper.

Playful Questions

What number took the longest to get when rolling the dice?

What are different number combinations that can be made with the dice to get the number 6?

What number do all the raindrops add up to?

How many number 6’s are on the paper?