This free preschool snowball dice game is Snow. Much. Fun. I love that it lasts all through our winter theme learning (just like those flakes). I also love all the skills rolled into one winter math activity: number recognition, counting, one to one correspondence, numeral writing, and potentially number word writing.

– Life Over C's Free Snowball Roll and Count

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Snowball Roll & Count Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Dice
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Dry Erase Marker
  • White Pom Poms

Here are some more preschool counting games themes we’ve used…

Easy Counting Games for Preschoolers

Counting, number recognition and other early math skills simply take time, repetition, and lots of hands on practice. Simple counting games for preschoolers keep them readily engaged in playful learning activities that take the BLAH out of math.

Winter theme preschool activities teach about the season while sneaking in important math concepts. Students will be excited about playing and counting because it feels more like a game than “learning.”

Give preschoolers lots of opportunities to roll dice and identify the number. That in itself is a skill that takes practice. Over time, they don’t need to count the dots to determine the number.

Then, you can begin to differentiate the winter activities for preschoolers to include dice with numerals instead of dots, or numbers greater than six.

It’s also important to add in oral counting and singing. Pointing to a number line while singing/counting helps reinforce the idea that each number has a corresponding numeral.

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Snowball Roll and Count

This printable counting game for preschoolers is fun because there’s something about rolling that die that keeps kids eager. And the activity slides seamlessly into your lesson plans with very little prep (print, laminate, GO!)

– Life Over C's We love using our foam dice for this low-prep math game!

Giant foam dice are fun to roll AND they are quieter than normal dice, so they don’t disturb the other kids. Early learners can use a traditional 1-6 die. Kids who need a more challenging number activity can use the 1-12 or 1-20 dice.

You can also use our favorite double dice to create an addition winter themed activity for kindergarteners.

Dry erase pockets are much easier and more cost effective in the long run than laminating. For busy teachers, they are so easy to slide activities in and out, no more waiting for that laminating machine to heat up!

If you don’t have white pompoms, cotton balls work well. Counting activities for preschoolers should always include some type of manipulative to touch and count.

– Life Over C's Add this snowball roll and count dice game to your math centers this winter!

More Winter Counting Activities for Preschoolers

Incorporate interactive counting games, like the roll and count dice game, into preschool math as much as possible. Consider how you might add math concepts into art projects, the winter sensory bin, or the dramatic play area.

Try These Counting Activities for Preschool

  • Count ice cubes into a bowl, then check on them every hour to see how long they take to melt.
  • Hide the students’ winter boots (or mittens) around the classroom and see how long it takes to find all the matching pairs. Then count them, of course!
  • Sensory activities might include making numerals with play dough, drawing numerals on glittery snowflake sensory bags, or in shaving cream to mimic snow.

Winter Printables for Preschoolers

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Get 35+ Winter Themed Math & Literacy Activities in One Bundle

Included in the Winter Math and Literacy Pack:

  • 2 Sets of Number Mats (empty ten-frame, filled ten-frame)
  • Beginning Sound Match Up
  • 4 Sets of Clip Cards (color, ten-frame, array, shape)
  • Winter and Summer Clothing Sort
  • Class Set of Ten-Frame BINGO
  • 2 Graphing Dice Games
  • 2 Spinner Graphing Games
  • Line Tracing Cards
  • Line-Up Puzzles for Counting to 5 & 10
  • 4 Matching Games (picture, number, alphabet, rhyme)
  • Missing Number Cards
  • 3 Levels of AB Patterns
  • Winter Play Dough Mats
  • 2 Sets of Counting to 10 Puzzles (array, ten-frame)
  • 2 Roll and Count Mats
  • 2 Sets of Sorting Activities (shapes and big/small)
  • 5 Spin & Cover Games (1-5, 6-10, shape, picture)
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • 4 Sets of Tracing Cards (uppercase, lowercase, number, shape)
  • Visual Discernment Clip Cards
  • Trace, Write & Draw the Room
  • Ten-Frame Cards

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– Life Over C's Free printable winter roll and count dice counting activity for preschool and kindergarten math activity
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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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