Colour By Number

You can do this as a colour by number, but I like to make it a bit more interesting. I print these 1/4 the size, to fit four on a page. Then I ask the students to pair up and choose one of the designs. In pairs they take turns rolling the dice. If they role a number that hasn’t been competed, they colour in that section (not all the numbers). Who ever finishes the colouring first wins. Before they start I like them to colour in the numbers in the key first, to make sure they are reading the colour words correctly.

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Number Building

Here is the template and also some of the game in action.

This idea is that the students roll a dice (dotted dice, so they have to subatise) and when they roll a number that is left on the sheet, they add that many blocks and build mathematics tables. To keep the game rolling, when they finish the sheet, they write their name on the board then play again. Race to see how many ticks you can get next to your name. I usually play this game in pairs as I don’t thousands of blocks!