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Warm up your winter learning adventures with these cute Penguin Roll and Cover Games.

Benefits of the Penguin Roll and Cover Math Games

Roll and Cover is an effective educational tool that can help kids learn basic math skills. 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 easy to use. A student can use these games for independent math practice.

Supplies Needed for the Penguin 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: white pompoms, cotton balls, circle counters, buttons, plastic snowflakes, or even white playdough pieces to represent snowflakes. Use whatever you have on hand.

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 Penguin math 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 + 4, 2+5, 6+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 penguin board are covered.

Note: Unlike many of our Roll and Cover Games, this set does not include subtraction boards.

How to Play a Multiplayer Roll and Cover Game 

Print the same Penguin Roll and Cover game 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.

Get Your Free Roll and Cover Games

Get your free set of four roll and cover game boards by clicking on the image below.

Penguin Roll and Cover Games

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