Today we have put together a Dice Lesson Plan, complete with math, reading, writing, drawing, exercise and even a craft! Are you worried because you cannot find any dice in your house? Don’t worry, we will be making an easy dice origami project! Dice are the perfect way for kids to practice so many different educational skills, while having fun! We play with dice so much around here, that I even have this set of cool rainbow dice, though my daughter’s keep begging for these awesome confetti dice (how cool are they?!?).
Arts & Crafts: DIY Origami Dice with Paper
Don’t worry if a monster has magically made ALL of the dice disappear from your home (“I swear that we put the dice in the box when we put the game away” is a commonly heard phrase in my house.) Here is an easy way to make dice out of paper: https://www.crayola.com/…/personalized-paper-dice-coloring…/
Looking for a slightly bigger challenge? How about folding an origami dice? Here is how you do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr0Fc7dYBzM
Math: PIG Dice Game
Kids always LOVE playing this addictive math game of PIG. You can modify the rules, if 100 is too high for your little one. Just pick a smaller number that works best for you! https://zenomath.org/…/2015/02/Zeno-Family-Math-Game-PIG.pdf
Read: The Day the Crayons Quit with Josh Gad
- First, listen to The Day the Crayons Quit read by Josh Gad (the voice of Frozen’s Olaf!! How cool is that?!?). https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1MYGNkBqXmwJw
- Second, play this dice game to test what you learned (nothing like some fun while testing reading comprehension!). http://applefortheteach.blogspot.com/…/roll-and-retell-buil…
Write: Create a Story Using Dice
Roll A Story!!! Roll your dice three times. The numbers you roll (along with the following chart) will tell you the setting, character and plot for your very own story! Then makeup your very own story using those details. For kids who can write, write it out. For kids who cannot write, you can either make a video telling the story you came up with or draw a picture about it! https://www.academia.edu/35002348/Roll_and_write_a_story
Drawing: How to Draw Olaf
Since Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) read The Day the Crayons Quit (in the reading portion of the lesson plan above), we will be drawing Olaf! Learn how to draw him here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pi96F1irgs
EXERCISE: GoNoodle’s Jump
Now lets get all of our wiggles out with Go Noodle’s Jump. Plus, parents, this might give you a dose of nostalgia! It reminds me of the rollerskating rink days from my childhood… anyone else?!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki8haFw_YlA
And the most fun part… share a photo of your drawing of Olaf, the dice you made (or of any of the other activities) on Facebook, along with a link back to this page or to our Facebook Group and Facebook Page, so that we can see it too! I’ve purposefully added a lot of options for parents who need to keep their kiddos occupied for more time and to allow you to cater to your children’s preferences.