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Fire Dogs and Red Dots


Cut out one set of ten Dalmatian fire dogs. On each write a different number from 1 to 10. Stick red dots on each dog to correspond to the number written on the dog. Provide a supply of Red Hots (little red candies) for students to use as counters. Place the dogs and the Red Hots in your math center. Let individual children enjoy using Red Hots to match and count the red spots. Kids love it -- especially because they are using candy as counters.


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