Pass It On: A Kindergarten Dice Game
Roll the dice and play this fun number game! It's a great way to practice number recognition and the skill of following specific instructions. This simple game of chance will help prepare a kindergartener for more advanced games. Work together to remember what each number on the dice represents. Make predictions about who is going to win based on the patterns you see in the game. Ready for a challenge? Let your child alter the directions. Write down the instructions and use them to play a new round!
What You Need:
- 5 standard dice
- 5 poker chips per player (you can also use coins or dried beans)
What You Do:
- Players take turns rolling all five dice. Follow the instructions below according to the numbers shown on the dice.
- 6 - Put a chip in the cup.
- 5 - Pass one chip to the player on the left.
- 4 - Pass one chip to the player on the right.
- 1, 2, or 3 - Don't do anything.
- If the number of chips in a player's possession is less than 5, they should roll a number of dice equal to the chips they have. (e.g. If they have 2 chips, they should roll 2 dice.) If a player has no chips, they cannot roll the dice, but they can stay in the game hoping to be passed chips on another player's turn.
- Play continues until one player has all of the chips (except for the chips in the cup, that is). The winner is awarded all of the chips in the cup.