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Falling Leaves… Matching numerals to sets for kindergarten

Hello all…

I thought I’d post an autumn-themed game on the blog this week for my colleagues in kindergarten.  The game is called Falling Leaves, and it’s based on a game from the BEAM website.  In my version of the game, students start with 15 unifix or stacking cubes in their own colour.  To begin, Player 1 rolls a regular 6-sided die and puts a cube on the leaf with that numeral. Then Player 2 has a turn. If there is already a cube in that leaf, students stack their cube on top of the one that’s there, to make a tower.

At the end of the game (when all of the cubes are used up), players scan to see which of the towers has their colour on the top.  Those towers are collected and snapped together.  The player with the tallest tower wins!

In this game, pink is playing green. Green collects all the towers with green on top.  Pink collects all of the towers with pink on top.

  

Stacked together, it’s clear to see that pink wins!

Enjoy… And happy fall!

Carole

Falling leaves