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This game will help with various skills:

Counting to ten using objects
Associating quantity and symbol
Introducing subtraction
Taking turns
Working together as a group

You will need

6 face cards (I laminated mine)
A dice (For very young children you can use one with the numbers written on if you like to reinforce number symbol recognition)
A box of red spots (Use a large hole punch to cut out red circles from thick card)
A nurse’s hat (paper circle with a green cross on the front)

Here is a template you can download:face

The game

Lay out the table so that each player had a face – Give each player 10 spots to place on their face.
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Starting with the youngest player, roll the dice (to try and make the sick person better)
Remove the corresponding number of spots from the face – (teach children to look on top of the dice).photo (7)

Moving clockwise, each player takes a turn and removes the appropriate number of spots until one of them clears all the spots of his/her face – THE WINNER!
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The winner gets to wear the Nurse’s hat!



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