A free watermelon printable math game the kids will love playing this summer. The seeds of a watermelon are what make pictures of watermelons so cute, wouldn’t you say? But when I eat watermelons, I prefer not to have the seeds. That being said, it is fun to gather my kids around and have watermelon spitting contest. Have you done that before? They are the perfect size for launching into the air and hoping to come in first. We do this every summer! This is the inspiration for our most recent roll and count activity. Watermelons are the perfect theme for a simple counting activity and perfect for summer!

#### Watermelon Roll & Count Supplies:

• Paper
• Dry Erase Pouch or Laminating Supplies
• Dry Erase Marker
• Dried Black Beans

## Watermelon Printable Math Game

Roll and count math games are perfect for new mathematicians.  This game is just right for introducing numbers and counting, as well as number formation and number words.

This activity helps children learn the whole concept of number sense. This can be done for numbers 1-10 )or even higher with different dice).

## Prep and Playing

We like using dry erase pockets for our Roll and Count activities! These pockets make playing with roll and counts so much easier, and kids can switch between themes as often as they would like. We still laminate all the time, but these make it easier for activities such as this.

Kids will love this game because it is a surprise every time the die rolls. Which number will they explore next? Each exploration is a new opportunity to practice number sense for a new number.

## More Food Theme Activities!

Don’t stop here! Seriously, what kid doesn’t love playing with their food? So, naturally, learning with their food has to be a favorite too…

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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.