Make Giant Dice!
Dice are a main feature of lots of “grownup” games, but guess what? They’re a big part of kindergarten, too, and they can be great for learning. In early grades, kids often use dice as they learn both to count and to read number words. The dots on each side of the die give a clear visual picture of what each number represents, and kids can easily see the “one to one correspondence” between abstract numbers and the concrete things they show. At the same time, kids also need to match numbers to words, so that if they see “one,” or “two,” they can instantly recognize what they’re seeing. Here’s a great activity to put it all together—and create a marvelous game piece for outdoor play while you’re at it.
What You Need:
- Clean, empty ½ gallon milk cartons
- Hobby knife, such as an X-Acto knife
- Round white stickers (available at office supply stores)
- Black permanent marker
- Craft glue
- Clear contact paper
- Construction paper