# Spider Legs

I found a great game at SunnyDaysBlog.com called Spider Legs.

Each player draws a circle on their paper. That is your spider’s body.

Each player takes turns rolling 4 dice.

If you can make a number sentence that equals 8 with your dice, add a leg to your      spider.

You have to use at least 2 of your dice but you can use as many as all 4.

The ﬁrst player to make a spider with 8 legs is the winner!

There are many ways you can adapt this game.
For students who are learning to recognize the regular dot patterns –
Each player draws a circle on their paper and chooses a numeral, 1-6, to write in the circle.  Each player takes turns rolling 1 die.  If the dot pattern matches the number written in the circle, you can add one leg to your spider.  The first person to make a spider with 8 legs is the winner.
For students who are learning to structure to 5 –
Each player draws a circle on their paper.  Each player takes turns rolling 2 special dice.  Each of the die should have the numerals 0 – 5 written on it.  (You can make the dice using blank wooden cubes or putting tape over dice you have.)   If the numbers rolled add up to 5, you can add one leg to your spider.  The first person to make a spider with 8 legs is the winner.  You might need to have 5-frames available to support some students.
For students who are learning 5+ facts –
Each player draws a circle on their paper and chooses a numeral 5-10 to write in the circle .  Each player takes turns rolling 2 special dice.  One of the die should have the numeral 5 written on all 6 sides and the other die should have  0 – 5 written on it.  (You can make the dice using blank wooden cubes or putting tape over dice you have.)   If the numbers rolled add up to the number written in the circle, you can add one leg to your spider.  The first person to make a spider with 8 legs is the winner.  You might need to have 5+, 10-frames available to support some students.
For students who are learning doubles –
Each player draws a circle on their paper and chooses a numeral (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) to write in the circle .  Each player takes turns rolling a die.     If the number rolled can be doubled to equal number written in the circle, you can add one leg to your spider.  The first person to make a spider with 8 legs is the winner.  You might need to have  pair wise, 10-frames available to support some students.