Saturday, March 17, 2018

Below & Beyond 5's: Roll & Cover Dice Game Boards Pictured is "Easte...

Below & Beyond 5's: Roll & Cover Dice Game Boards

 Pictured is "Easte...
: Roll & Cover Dice Game Boards   Pictured is "Easter Roll & Cover Dice GAme Boards" Hours of FUN!   Available a...

Pictured is "Easter Roll & Cover Dice GAme Boards"

Hours of FUN! 
 Available at

Colorful eggs are numbered 1-6 with the digit and the word. Children can roll a die and mtach the number rolled to the correct egg. I used mini eraser bunnies and carrots to fill the eggs. Roll a six - count out six of the markers.

Or children can just count out the number needed to fill the corresponding egg. 

"Pots of Gold" board (pictured to the right) is included in the set of 20 boards.  

For markers for this board I used plastic gold coins and crystals, like the ones found in foral departments. 

Benefits of playing Roll & Cover Dice Games

  1. Number recognition, number name recognition & letter recognition
  2. Coutning Practice
  3. Cooperative play
  4. Comparing of numbers - smaller, larger, less than and more than
  5. Independent working (children can use alone or be part of a group)

When purchasing the Roll & Cover Dice Game Boards 
You get 20 boards !  Included are: puppies, trains, Christmas items, frogs, Easter, St.Patricks Day, flowers, cookies and MORE!  Some boards include markers that go with board- frogs has markers that are flies.  
Simple and Quick to create- purchase file, download and laminate boards. Markers may need to be cut out. 

What is great is that you can print an unlimited amount of boards for one price!! If you need six print six, if you need 25 print that amount. 

Available for $12.00 (thats .60 a board)

CLICK HERE to visit TpT site!

Sunday, March 4, 2018


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                    Roll & Cover Dice Game Boards
                                                                for preschoolers and above

Who does not love to play dice games?  In my preschool room dice are a staple. We even use dice for classroom management. Uncommon uses for our dice include:
                  - Clean Up Game- child rolls a die to determine how many objects they pick up and put away.
                  - Tower Building- children use dice to build a tower. This is a science lesson in size and balance.
                  - Roll the furthest - place tape on the floor in various locations and set a starting point. Children try to roll the dice to each line.
                  - Who rolled a larger or smaller number- a comparing math activity.

            Our Favorite Dice Game- ROLL & COVER

               A simple game it is using the Roll & Cover mats... 

1 (one) die and the markers that are included......

How to play....

Each child has a mat and a set of markers. The die is rolled and the correct number on the mat is covered using the marker that has the digit representing the number of dots on the die. 

For a variation we use small objects such as buttons to fill the numbers on the mats. If the number is 5 then five buttons are counted out. 

Game Board Details:
 Included are 39 pages that can be simply prepared for hours of fun and learning. Each mat is bright and bold. Mats and markers have numbers or number names or both. 
Includes themes of - Baseball, Chocolate Drops & Cookies, Christmas Bulbs, Christmas Trees & Candy Canes, Cupcakes, Easter Eggs, Flowers, Frogs, Gingerbread Men, Mittens, Love My Groovy Buttons, Polar Bears & Penguins, Pots of Gold, Puppies, Shapes, Squirrels & Acorns, Trains and Valentine's Bears

Roll & Cover Dice Game Boards is available at TpT... Ideal for teachers! Purchasing of this item brings unlimited printing of boards and markers! If you only need 1 great! If you want 25 just print and laminate the amount you need. This is a super great deal as the variety of boards can be used over the course of the school year!!!!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Below & Beyond 5's: 100 Books Every Child Should Hear before Kindergar...

Below & Beyond 5's: 100 Books Every Child Should Hear before Kindergar...: 100 Books Every Child Should Hear before Kindergarten I posted this list a couple of months back. Click title above to go to the websit...

I posted this list a couple of months back. Click title above to go to the website for your copy of this incredible list.
I can proudly say that I am able to check off more titles. I am even happier 😊that I have been able to build small group activities based on most of the books that I read aloud!

Here is what was read: 
1). Harry the Dirty Dog by GeneZion
This book was read at greeting time and randomly several other times over the course of a week. 

**Opposite Words Activities** 
Move your Body- this activity was a huge success as children moved in/out, up/down, above/below, over/under, stand/sit, open arms/close arms, walk/run, stop/go

Opposite Word Cards Matching Game- 24 card set allows children to match opposite words. Each card features the written word (for letter recognition) and a picture. Simply print, cut and laminate. Available for $1.00 at

 2). Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
This book was also read during greeting time and several other times. This book was also chosen by the children to read at "Independent Reading Time"

**Colorful Shoe Activities**
Color Match- children stated foods (other than what was in the book) that were the colors to match those in books.
Shoe Color Graph- we made a graph of who was wearing a specific color of shoes. Children wrote their names under the color of their shoes.

The truth be known I believe that 4 or 5 Pete the Cat books were read in the past two weeks. Currently I am in the process of creating a take home literacy bag featuring three books and file folder games. It is going to be great! It is also going to be available at

3). The Napping House by Audrey Wood 
This book was read with the children repeating the phrases from the book- a dozing dog.

**Sequencing Activities**
What Comes Next- using toys (a rubber dog, a woman figurine etc) to represent the characters in the book the children placed them in the order as they crawled into bed.

The concept of sequence and what comes next was implemented through out the day with the daily routine, bath rooming habits (what do you do next) and getting dressed.

  4). Curious George by Margaret and H.A. Rey
This book was read aloud and listened to using a CD. While the children listened each child took a turn cuddling a stuffed George.

There were discussions about doing the right thing, being curious and friends after reading this book.

5). The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
When this book was read we had about 3 inches of snow on the ground and had not been outside in weeks because of the cold. Well I am enjoying my SNOW DAY from the comfort of my couch as we have more than five inches of freshly fallen heavy wet snow. The prediction for snow is 9-14 inches TODAY, 2-4 inches on Saturday and 2-4 more on Sunday.

Looks like this could be a book to read when we get back to school next week.

So these are the books we have read...Looking forward to reading more from the list and providing the children with meaningful read alouds and great experiences!

Monday, January 15, 2018


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