This is the last in a series of fall themed muffin tin activities. Once you have tried out each of these ten apples up on top math games, I hope your children explore the apple basket and leaf skip counting games. All three math games are a lot of fun.
Today’s ten apples up on top game will have your children working on number recognition and counting on or adding. Below I will share with your ways to use this game with preschool children and children in elementary school.
Ten Apples Up on Top Game Materials
- Apple Printable for Muffin Tin Activity
- Muffin Tin
- Plastic Counters
Games to Play Using Ten Apples Up on Top Printable
First you will let your children practice rolling the dice. They will need to get a feel for shaking it and rolling it on the table. Once they have had some rolling time, you will want to talk about how the dots on a die. You will want to help your children count the number of dots on the top of the die.
Then you will have them move onto finding the number in a muffin cup that matches the number they rolled on the die. (The printable only has the numbers 1-10. If you want to work up to the number 12, there are two blank apples in the set. You can place the numbers 11 and 12 on them.)
Next they will place that number of counters in that muffin cup. Your children will continue rolling numbers and placing the counters into the muffin cups until each of the apple numbers has counters stacked on it.
Addition Game for Kids Starting School
Once your children have a sense of number, they can start to count on or add numbers. You will want to have your children use dice with dots on them for this game.
Your children will start by rolling the dice. They will then make a pile of counters in front of each die that matches the number it displays. Then they will place the counters into the muffin cup that equals the sum of the two numbers.
The game will continue until each muffin cup number has counters on it. If your children roll a number that already has counters in it they can roll again.
You will find more math activities on my Early Learning Math board on Pinterest.