Collect the spotty dogs and count the biscuit bones in this fun counting game.
As an early childhood educator this is one of my favourite numeracy games for 3-6 years as it incorporates three different aspects of numeracy: numeral recognition, one to one number recognition, and counting on.
This fun counting game teaches children to count using the spinner and number of spots on the dogs. Children practise counting and matching as they match the spots on the dogs to the number on the spinner and count the number of bones in the dogs' basket on the reverse side. The player with the most bones at the end of the game is the winner!
Spotty Dogs is a game of anticipation, where players await with excitement to see how many bones they will turn over - could it be three...or zero?! The layout of the spots on the dogs is not uniform, which encourages children to count individually rather than just recognise a pattern from a dice.
For 2-4 players. Suitable for 3-6 years.