I really LOVE holidays. And I really LOVE fireworks and food. So, naturally, July 4th falls into my top four holidays of the year. When I was teaching I always liked to have themed centers to accompany whatever we might be learning about in science or social studies. I think it makes learning so much more fun and engaging. Even my three year old is asking for “activity mats” because she loves doing them. I wanted to create a fun activity for my oldest to do so I created Patriotic Roll and Dab. I hope you enjoy!
Each Patriotic Roll and Dab will come with three different levels for students. I love this because you can use it for a variety of ages or learning abilities. A three year old can do it with a kindergarten sibling or a struggling kindergarten student can do the same activity as an above average kindergarten student. Level one will require students to roll one dice at at time and simply dab that corresponding number on the mat.
Level three requires the students to roll three dice. They will add the three numbers together and then dab the sum.
You can either have your students complete this activity alone or in pairs. If they complete the activity in pairs, make sure they each get a different color. They will take turns rolling the dice and dabbing the number or sum. Once the board is full or time is called, the person that has the most dabs wins.
My daughter, Molly, is all about paint dabbers these days. They are pretty inexpensive and do not make a huge mess, like paint would. I bought a variety pack much like the one linked above. If you do not want to use paint dabbers, you can have your students (or child) use markers, crayons, or even paint.
If you would like more Roll and Dab resources please let me know and I would be happy to make some for you.
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