"Where the Wild Things Are" to go with my new classroom theme.
Cool Cat to go along with my Eric Litwin author study.
Ocean Friends to go along with my Commotion in the Ocean theme.
After giving it some though, I decided that, depending on the dice I give my kiddos to use, they can be great counting/number recognition games too! My husband used to play a lot of tabletop games that require various dice, so I know of a little store here in town that sells all types of different shaped dice. Mainly this store sells comic books, but also Dungeons & Dragons type role playing games. Check your phone book to see if your city has a gaming place like this and you'll find all sorts of great dice! I looked up a few on Amazon, just so you can see what I'm talking about :)
For my addition games, the numbers go up to 12. I can either give my kiddos two dice with the pips instead of numbers so they can practice counting the pips and then identify the corresponding number:
Or I can give them a 12 sided dice like the ones that come in a set and have them just practice number matching:
They even have those polyhedrals in foam for quiet play :)
The polyhedral dice have 4, 8,10,12, and 20 sided dice in each set. I can think of a lot of fun games you could play with dice (counting cubes to be politically correct lol) even aside form Roll & Cover! In order to store them all easily, I got one of those plastic compartmentalized boxes at Hobby Lobby.
Now I just have to get my kids to sort my dice for me :)
Since the 4th of July is coming up, I made an abbreviated Roll & Cover game for the occasion. I figured it would be useful for anyone teaching summer school or year-round school (shudder!). My kids also enjoy playing these - even though it's a bit easy for my two oldest lol, still it's a good way to get them to sit down and play quietly with their younger siblings! I plan to just throw the game boards in by bag along with a set of dice and then we have an easy take-along game for barbecues/picnics etc to help keep the kids occupied while waiting on food or fireworks! It's up for free in my TPT store if you'd like to grab it :)