This activity can be used to develop counting skills. We played this game today by ourselves. It can also be played with a partner.
What you need…
– a fill the chutes playing board
– a collection of counters (you can use any small object like pennies, buttons etc.)
– a 6-sided die
How to play…
Take turns rolling the die and fill the chutes with the same number of counters as indicated on the die. Whoever fills a chute first ‘wins’. A slight variation is to require that the chutes be filled exactly. For example, a roll of 6 cannot be used to fill a chute with 2 spaces.
This game is from John A. Van de Walle’s Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics – Grades K-3 page 39