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Whether you’ve been ready for Christmas for weeks now or are still scrambling to finish up the last bit of shopping and wrapping, chances are that your kids are more than ready and probably have been for a while now.
With Christmas quickly approaching, we’ve been trying to add in some holiday themed activities to our homeschool days to help channel a little of that excitement while still learning and having fun.
This printable Christmas roll and dot game in particular has been enjoyed multiple times since we first tried it out and it has proved to be a great way to keep the little ones entertained while I finish getting our own home ready for the holidays.
This, along with other roll and cover games are such a fun, hands-on way to practice those fine motor skills while also working on and reinforcing basic math concepts with your preschooler.
This particular game also incorporates colors into the mix as well so this would be perfect if you’re working on those with your toddler as well.
A little bit different than most of the roll and cover games that we’ve played, this Christmas game is paired with one of our absolute favorite home preschool supplies, Do-A-Dot markers!
The download includes two printable dice that are easy to put together. The first includes the numbers 1-6 and the second has the six colors that are included in the basic set of dot markers.
To play, simply print out the pages which includes two dice and a Christmas tree. If you’re using this with a single child, printing out a single set will suffice. If you’re playing this as a game with multiple children, print out a single set of dice and one Christmas tree page for each child.
Start by cutting out the printable dice and put them together. Next, have your children take turns rolling the dice and once they’re rolled, have them dot the number of spaces that they rolled on the number die with the colored marker that matches the rolled color.
If you’re playing this as a game, the child that fills their Christmas tree first wins. Of course, it makes an excellent holiday themed activity whether you end with a winner or not.
Either way, you end up with a pretty fantastic looking Christmas tree that makes an awesome decoration when it’s dry!