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Add a fun Apples Roll and Cover Game to your apple theme for your preschool and kindergarten students.

### Benefits of the Apple Roll and Cover Math Games

Roll and Cover is an effective educational tool that can help kids learn basic math skills. You can use the game to teach counting. Students will also learn to add, subtract, and manipulate number quantities in order to cover their boards.

Roll and Cover Games are also easy to use. A student can use these games for independent math practice.

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### Supplies Needed for the Apple Roll and Cover Games

Your student will need one game board, dice, and a small manipulative to use to cover the spots on the board.

You can use a variety of manipulative to cover the dots on the game board: red pompoms, red chocolate candies, circle counters, buttons, or even red playdough pieces shaped as apples.

Before giving your student a game board, you may wish to laminate it or put it in a sheet protector.

### How to Play Single Player Roll and Cover Addition

Let the student choose one of the Roll and Cover Apple Game Boards.

Give student the dice and manipulatives.

Player throws the dice and adds the sum of both. For example, if the player throws a 3 and a 4, the total is 7.

The player can then cover anything equal to the sum, seven. So, the player could cover 3 and 4, 2 and 5, 6 and 1, or 7.

The player chooses whether she wants to roll one die or both. This becomes important as more numbers are covered.

If the player cannot use the throw to cover numbers (i.e. if the player’s dice total is 7 but the 3, 4, 2, 5, and 7 are already covered), the player should re-roll.

Player continues until all of the spots on the apple board are covered.

### How to Play Single Player Roll and Cover Subtraction

Player throws the dice and subtracts the smaller number from the larger number.

The player can cover any spot equal to the difference.

If the player cannot use the throw to cover a number, the player should re-roll.

### How to Play a Multiplayer Roll and Cover Game

Print the same apple board for each player.

Players take turns throwing the dice and covering the numbers on the board.

If a player cannot use the throw to cover numbers, the player loses his turn and the next player rolls.

The first player to cover every number on the board wins.

Alternatively, players could use one board to work cooperatively to complete the entire board.

### What’s Included in the Apple Roll and Cover Printable File?

The Apples Roll and Cover Math Games file includes four game boards: