These pirate dice activities help kids learn counting, subitizing and addition. They’re a fun addition to Pre-K, Preschool and Kindergarten math centers.
Counting and Subitizing Activities
Activity 1 – Pirate Number Recognition
With both of these worksheets, kids need to match the numbers with the amounts shown on the ten frames or dice.
Activity 2 – Pirate Roll and Cover Game
Preparation – Start by printing and laminating the resources for added durability. Then grab a game board for each player, one dice and pirate coins (or counters). I love foam dice because they are quiet!
How To Play – First roll the dice and say how many dots there are. Next, place a pirate coin over the number. Continue playing until all of the numbers have been covered. The first player to cover their game board wins!
Tip – Encourage kids to practice subitizing. This is the skill of knowing “how many” dots there are at a glance (rather than counting each dot one by one).
Activity 3 – Pirate Roll and Cover (Addition)
For this game you need one game board per player, two dice and pirate coins.
How To Play – Begin by taking turns rolling the dice. Next, add the dots on the dice together and place a counter over the answer. The first player to cover their game board wins! Kids can also record their sums on the recording sheet.
Activity 4 – Pirate Number Line Addition
Give each player a number line, an erasable marker, two dice and a recording worksheet.
How To Play – Start by rolling the dice. After that, use the number line to add the dots together. The first dice is used to mark the starting point on the number line. The second dice is used to indicate the number of jumps. I like regular children’s washable markers because they rub off laminated paper easily with a damp cloth.
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Number Puzzles // Sara J Creations
Story Time with Printable // Homebound but Hopeful
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Editable Sight Word Game // Playdough to Plato
More Counting & Subitizing Activities
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