Play Plan

Play Plan : Counting

Play plan: Pebble Game – Counting

Numeracy concept: Counting, Comparing (smaller, bigger)

Material: one stainless steel or metal bowl, one flat tray, Marbles/Seeds/Beads, dice-2 (Android app available on the play store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_ansonsavage.DiceRole_Magic8Ball_Extension_Two_Die )

Prerequisites: The child should know how to Count

Number of players: 4 or more

Game Overview and Basic Rules for Play

This game involves 4 or more players. Teams are formed with 2 or more players in each team. Each player throws a dice and depending on the number on the dice, the player and the team member(s) count and pick up the pebbles/seeds from a stack on the tray and drops them into the metal bowl. Every player gets a chance to roll the dice. After 2 rounds, the total number of pebbles/seeds are counted from the bowl. The team with the lowest number of pebbles leaves the game and the remaining teams continue to play the game until one team remains with the highest number of pebbles. The team with the highest number wins the game.
er plays individually and the player with the highest number wins the game.

Play Session Plans:

Session 1: 2 players – 20 pebbles – 1 dice

  • Each player keeps a stack of 20 pebbles on a tray.
  • Teams are formed with 2 players in each team.
  • The first player rolls the dice and depending on the number on the dice, the player and his/her partner picks up the pebbles/seeds from the tray and drops them in the bowl.
  • Next, the player from the other team rolls the dice and follows the same steps mentioned in the previous point.
  • After every child completes his/her chance to roll a dice, the total number of pebbles/seeds are counted in the bowl.
  • The team with the lowest total, leaves the game and the game continues with other players until one team with the highest total remains and wins the game.

Session 2: 2 players – 50 pebbles – 2 dice

  • For this session, pebbles stack size is increased to 50.
  • Teams are formed with 2 players in each team.
  • The game is played using 2 dice.
  • Each player rolls both the dice together (in case, 2 dice are not available, the same dice can be rolled twice), then both the numbers on the dice are added.
  • The player and his/her team member pick up the same number of pebbles from the tray and drops them in the bowl.
  • The game continues in similar fashion as mentioned in session 1 until one team wins the game.

Session 3: 3 players – 50 pebbles – 1 dice

  • The stack size for pebbles is 50 and 1 dice is used for this session.
  • Teams are formed with 3 players in each team. Not more than 2 teams to play this game.
  • All the team members roll the dice simultaneously, they add up their total and collect the pebbles in their respective bowl.