Read with the book "A Mother for Choco" by Keiko Kasza
The book has a great moral to the story and I absolutely LOVE this book. Some of my pre-k students were able to grasp the moral to some extent, but for others the book goes over their head. Either way, the students love the story. Then as counting practice, we played this game during small group time. After practice, students can play with a partner during independent time or during math centers.
My students loved playing this game and helping Choco find his mother. Don't forget to laminate for long-term usage.