Pirate Dice Activities


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).


Addition Activities

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.


More Fun Pirate Activities

For more great pirate freebies check out the links below.



Treasure Map Upper and Lowercase Matching Activity // I Can Teach My Child

Paper Bowl Pirate Craft // I Heart Crafty Things

Color by Code Addition Sheets // The STEM Laboratory

Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy

Beginning Sounds Activity // Mom Inspired Life

Doubling Numbers // Adventures and Play

Treasure Chest Beginning Blends Match // The Letters of Literacy

Digging for Treasure Numbers // Play and Learn Every Day

Digraph Spin and Cover // Recipe for Teaching

Color by Sight Word Activity // A Dab of Glue Will Do

Glittering Treasure Slime // Schooling a Monkey

Treasure Chest Alphabet Play Dough Mats // Modern Preschool

I Spy ABC Treasure Map Writing Activity // Powerful Mothering

Dice Activities // Fairy Poppins

Sight Word Bingo // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Greater Than Less Than Activity // Science Kiddo

Monkey Beginning Sounds Activity // Pages of Grace

Sink the Sight Word // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Number Puzzles // Sara J Creations

Story Time with Printable  // Homebound but Hopeful

Treasure Chest Math Facts Sort // The Kindergarten Connection

Editable Sight Word Game // Playdough to Plato

Pirate Dramatic Play

Be sure to check out this Pirate Dramatic Play Center too! It’s perfect for “Talk like a Pirate Day” which is held annually in September.



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