Free Preschool Math Game: Monster Dice Match

Looking for something fun to use in October?  Or maybe you’re like me and just love cute monster clip art.  :)  Either way, I hope you can use this free preschool math game with your 3,4, or 5 year old.

free dice game for preschoolers

This game will help your preschooler with the following skills:

  • number recognition 1-6
  • counting objects up to 6
  • subitizing (looking at a group of objects — in this case, dots on a die — and knowing how many there are without counting each one)

free preschool math game (1) - the measured mom My Three and just-turned-Five each got a copy of a game board.  We placed them on magnetic baking trays and got out our colorful power magnets.  It’s also important to use a numbered die for this activity. If you don’t have one, just cover the sides of a regular die with a blank sticker and write the numerals 1-6.

free preschool math game (2) - the measured mom

The boys took turns rolling the die, reading the number, and finding a matching die on the game board to cover.

free preschool math game (3) - the measured mom I learned how important it is for my Three to be doing this kind of thing when he struggled to count some of the groups of dots. However, by the end he was starting to recognize the number of dots without counting them (yeah, subitizing!) and showed improvement in his counting as well.

The whole game was a bit long for my boys, but it was kind of a rough morning.  We ended early, but we’ll be sure to try again another day!

**And if you want to modify this for a child who’s not ready to match numerals to dots, just use a numbered die and let it be a simple matching activity.  (Thanks to a reader for suggesting that!)

Get four playing mats here! Monster Dice Match Game – the measured mom

 For many more FREE monster math activities, click on the image below! 

Monster Math for preschool, kindergarten and first grade - the measured mom

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  1. says

    So glad I found you through the 123Homeschool TGIF linkup! My little guy likes monsters and dice, so I’m sure he’ll love this! (although I’m going to have to make it a matching game rather than using a numbered die, he’s a bit too young for that!) :)

  2. Amber says

    WOW! I am so glad that I happened across your genius (just with a google search!). I am a 1st year home schooling mom to 9 kiddos under 13 and these activities are perfect for my transition time. Keep up the great work and thank you!!

  3. says

    Awesome Halloween themed dice game. I think I’ll be trying this on out. Thank you for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop :-)

  4. Elena says

    I’m Elena, from Italy
    I want say you MANY THANKS for sharing your ideas and work!!
    You have a new Italian fan !!


    • Anna Geiger says

      I had to call my husband over to read my first comment from Italy :) Thanks so much for stopping by, Elena! I hope you find lots more you can use!

  5. Fiona Farren says

    I appreciate the work that goes into these. Thank you very much for being willing to share and get satisfaction from that. These are great for the age group I teach 4 – 6 yrs old

  6. SANDRA campos says

    Sou do brasil e vivo buscando atividades para meu filho de 4 anos. Adorei seu site e obrigada por compartilhar essas e outras atividades.
    Um grande abraço e muitas felicidades!!!!

    • Anna Geiger says

      Espero Google Translate recebe esse direito. :) Estou tão feliz que você está encontrando coisas aqui para usar com o 4-year- old!

  7. Iwen says

    I teach second-language immersion classes to preschool aged children and these fun, colorful and engaging math games come across the languages without any barriers. Thank you. You have a new fan in Seattle!

    • Anna Geiger says

      How wonderful! Thanks so much for the comment. I’m so glad you’re finding things you can use for your students!


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