We just love all of the books by Laura Joffe Numeroff! Lately, we’ve been enjoying “If You Give a Moose a Muffin”. This is a great book about a little boy and a big hungry moose. Young readers love the predictable text and cause and effect that happen in this story.
These free printable math games are fun to play after reading the book or to use with a letter M lesson. Kids love to play these games over and over again and that is great because they don’t even realize they are practicing important math skills.
If You Give A Moose a Muffin Math Games
Practice different Math skills such as counting, number recognition, and one to one correspondence with these three fun games.
Pick a number and put it on the game mat. Add that many muffins to the plate to feed the moose.
Another variation is to roll a die. Find that number, put it on the plate, and count out that many muffins.
You can also laminate this page and use play dough to feed the moose. Make muffins or make balls of dough to put on the plate. Laminating it makes it easy to clean up and use again.
Download the Counting Muffins Game
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Muffin Toppings Dice Game
The first player to fill their muffin with toppings is the winner. This game can actually be played independently as well.
- Use pom poms, chocolate chips, balls of play dough, or buttons as toppings.
- Roll the die. Count the corresponding number of toppings to add to the muffin. Put one in each circle.
- Continue to take turns rolling and adding toppings until one player fills all of the circles and wins.
Putting one in each circle strengthens the pincer grasp and find motor skills as well as one-to-one correspondence.
Download the Muffin Dice Game
Berry Bush Dice Game
The first player to fill the bush with berries is the winner. This game can be a one player or two player game. If it is a two player game, each player needs their own game board.
- Use pom poms, real berries, balls of play dough, or gems as berries.
- Roll the die. Count the corresponding number of berries to add to the bush. Put one in each circle.
- Continue to take turns rolling and adding berries until one player fills all of the circles and wins.
Download the Berries Dice Game
More Simple Ideas
Make muffins together using a quick muffin mix. Getting in the kitchen to cook or bake is a great way to strengthen math skills and fine motor skills.
Put the numbers in a muffin tin, one in each section. Count that many muffins (from the printable) into each section of the muffin tin.
Make patterns with the two types of muffins using the free printable.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin Literacy Activities
DIY Muffin Alphabet Matching (uppercase letters and lowercase letters)