This is a fun and engaging game designed to reinforce the concept of early number recognition in the three forms: dice, numeral and word. The students roll the dice and then need to match it to the numeral/word to determine which piece they have 'won'. Once they 'win' all pieces, they can colour and cut (great fine motor work!) their pieces, and get teacher help (some students in the past have been keen to do this themselves, with supervision) to assemble them into their own monkey.
I have used it successfully in two different ways:
--The first, I loosely (in square-ish shapes) cut up a bunch of monkey pieces (enough for one whole monkey pre student). These then go into a container and the student has to find a piece that matches the one on a group reference sheet for the number they have rolled. It is great for visual recognition skills, particularly with the arms/legs as they obviously look similar.
--The second, is a quicker and tidier version, where each student is given their own reference sheet and are able to tick off their piece as they roll it.
This resource comes with lesson plan and reference sheet.