Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Heart Dice and a Freebie Math Game

Hope you have all been to Target to get their dollar deals for Valentines.  If not, head over right away before everything is gone!  I personally think they should have a little "teacher room" where they guarantee that the dollar deals are always available for teachers.  Perhaps I should make that suggestion. 

They have the cutest Valentines "stuff".  They've got eraser packs and heart dice that are adorable.  They also have some cute little buckets - I love little containers.  It's just not possible to have enough if you like to pretend that you're organized.  Besides, it's nice to change the styles and colors with each holiday. 

I just couldn't resist creating this fun little math center game with the dice.  Students roll the dice, count the hearts, and color (or cover) the sum of the two dice.  Students are done once one row is complete.  It's great counting and adding practice.  If the students play as partners, the first to cover one full row is the winner. 
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Have a great week and be sure to come back next Wednesday.  I have a fun little graphing freebie using the Target erasers.

Granny (Cindy)

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  1. I bought these dice too. Now I have a great activity for them! Thank you!!!!!

  2. I went to Target this weekend and missed the dice! I will have to go back and snag some! They are adorable!


  3. That is a super cute dice activity! Thank you! I was at Target this past Friday, and I didn't see those cute dice. I love them. They will put a little more spark into the dice fun! I definitely need to see if they have them now.

    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

  4. I need to get to Target! Thank you for sharing this game! I have filed it in my February file! Can't wait to use it!


  5. I just had to "pin" this game! What a cute idea! I definitely plan to use it in February. I'll have to go to Target now and see if I can find those cute dice too. Thanks for sharing!
    First Grade Found Me

  6. Cindy! I bought these dice last week and was hoping to make something to use them with! Thanks for whipping up this game! LOVE it! Thanks! xo


  7. Thanks for this game. I'm on my way to Target in the morning!

  8. Found you on TBA Freebie Friday. And yes, you should definitely tell Target to put their stock aside for teachers!!! :) I live about 3 hours away from a Target, so by the time I get there, all the cool stuff I've seen posted on blogs is G-O-N-E, gone! Love this game and I will use it with my class even if I have to use plain old boring dice. Hehehe

    1. Mrs Yazzi,

      Thanks for your comment. It must be so frustrating to have to travel 3 hours to get to a Target and then find the items gone! I went to target last week and they have these really cute pink and red dice - no hearts :( though.

      I would love to mail you a set- please email me your address and I'll send you a set of pink and red dice.


    2. That is an extremely generous offer! I sent you my info by email. Thank you!!!

    3. Last year you sent me a Valentine package and I just wanted to say "THANK YOU!" Every time I see the goodies you sent I think of you. I've been able to get to Target about 3 times in the last 9 months--I think of you! Many, many thanks. You rocked my world! :)

  9. I have been seeing these dice all over blog land. Guess I need to trek to Target (he nearest one is 50 minutes :( Thanks for sharing! :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  10. Hello again! I shouted this out on my blog tonight! I hope you get lots of traffic!!

    Megan :)
    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  11. Thank you for linking up last week at TBA! You are my featured item tomorrow, so come back to see it!
    Thank you,
    Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith's Pinterest Boards!

  12. Fern,

    Just wanted to let you know that you made my day, my week, and my month!!! I was thrilled to see my Valentine Roll and Chart game featured on TBA. A million thanks from the bottom of my heart.


  13. Wow, what a great freebie! So glad I discovered your blog through TBA! :) I am going to post soon about the Dollar Spot as well, couldn't believe how much great stuff I found! (No table scatter though, looks like I'll be heading to Dollar Tree soon...) Have a great weekend!

    Fun in PreK-1

  14. Thank you for the great freebie. I am working on adding right now, great idea for centers.


  15. I love your freebie and now I want to go to Target to see (and pray) that there are still heart dice there! Also, I'm a new follower of your blog!

    Cheers To School

  16. I went to get the heart dice and they don't have them at my Target. By the way, LOVE your freebie and featuring you on my blog post tonight. I also pinned it. This is a great one!

  17. Fun! Thanks for sharing...& thanks for linking up!

    Primary Inspired