Digit Dog and Calculating Cat are playing with the bottle top bugs (make them with milk bottle tops).
Put your bottle top bugs in a feely bag or a box or under a tea towel. Each player takes one bug out, puts it in front of them and says how many spots there are. The player with more spots captures the bugs. Keep playing until you have used all the bugs. The winner is the one to have captured most bugs.
Who has more spots? How many more?
Who has fewer spots? How many fewer?
Say how many spots there are without counting in ones. Calculating Cat knows she has 11 spots because she counted 5 + 5 + 1.
…….the player with fewer spots wins?
…….players take out two bugs, add the number of spots and compare the totals? The player with the greater total captures the bugs.