# Halloween Counting and Subitizing Freebie

Today I wanted to stop by and share this free subitizing Halloween math game. It's fun, easy to prep, and perfect for the month of October. Your kindergarten students will have a blast playing Roll, Count, and Cover with these activity mats.

## What is Subitizing?

If you're not familiar with subitizing, it's a fancy name for quickly being able to recognize “how many” without actually counting. It's an important skill that, once mastered, will help students become successful mini mathematicians.

One of the first ways you can introduce subitizing to your students is through the use of dot cubes {aka dice}.

## How to Play the Halloween Math Game

For this Halloween math game, students roll the dot cube and identify the number they rolled. They find a matching candy corn on their game board and cover it. They continue rolling and covering the pictures until all of the spaces have been covered.

Of course, if your student(s) or child is just learning to count, this is a great game to simply introduce counting and one-to-one correspondence. By all means, allow your little one to point and count as they identify the numbers.

## Ways to Differentiate the Halloween Math Game

If you're wanting to use this math game during your Halloween party, you could have students play with a partner.

Supply each student with a different set of manipulatives to cover their answers. If a student rolls a number and all of the corresponding candy corns have been covered, that player loses a turn.

Once all of the candies have been covered, the player with the most spaces covered wins the game.

I've also included a version using two dot cubes. This one encourages students to add the numbers together. This version would be great for your little mathematicians that are ready for higher numbers. It would also be perfect for first grade math stars!

If you're looking for more Halloween ideas, check out this post. It has some great read aloud ideas, games, and more freebies.

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1. Denine says:

I love this freebie — my kids are going to have fun with it! 🙂

2. Cheryl says:

Where do you purchase all of your mini erasers?

3. Kimberly Wilson says:

Where can I find this whole product? I’d like to use it next week in my class. Thank you!

1. Melissa says:

Hi Kimberly,
This is a freebie and not part of a product. 🙂
-Melissa

4. Heather says:

1. Melissa says:

Hi Heather,
I just checked the link and it’s working for me and downloading the correct file. I reinserted the link, just to be sure. Hopefully it’ll work for you now. 🙂
-Melissa

5. Katharine McCormack says:

Melissa,
I have tried to download your Halloween Counting and Subitizing Freebie. When I click on it says, Download does not exist. Go to homepage →. I purchased one your fall Math and literacy centers products, but the activity wasn’t in that bundle. Please let me know where I can find this activity.

Best,

Katharine

1. Melissa says:

Hi Katharine,
I just fixed the link and double checked it. You should be able to download it now. 🙂 Thanks so much for letting me know it wasn’t working!

-Melissa