To introduce this game to the children, Mrs. DeNier and I modeled playing an entire game at circle time. We took turns rolling the die, looking at the picture on top, finding the picture on the bottom of the graph, and placing a bat eraser in the correct box on the grid. We continued until one of the pictures "won" or got 5 bats. It was amazing how enthralled the littles were as we played this game. They could not WAIT to see which picture made it to the top first!
They have had great fun playing this game many, many times. It has been interesting to see which children easily grasp the idea of graphing, knowing exactly where to place the eraser each time, and which children need more support to understand this concept. There are so many spatial concepts and numeracy skills at play in mastering this very simple game.