Monday, 30 May 2016
6 Dice Activities for Preschoolers
Sometimes as adults, we tend to over think teaching math to preschoolers. But, mathematical thinking and basic math concepts can be taught using fun hands on activities. Today I wanted to share with you 6 dice games that you can play with your preschooler;
1. Number Hunt:
This is a fun game to help your preschooler with number recognition. What you need to play this game is-dice, magnetic numbers, and a container to place the numbers in. Have your child roll the dice, count the number of dots and find the corresponding number on the tray and put it in the cup. It's easy and really fun :).
2. Roll and Graph
This next dice game is an introduction to graphing. What you need to play this game is graphing printable and dice. Have your child roll the dice, count the number and put a tally mark on the corresponding number. Keep playing till all the spaces are filled up.
3. Roll and Cover:
This next game is a fun roll and cover activity. Draw a picture of something it can be a ball, robot, tree or just write the numbers all over the page. Have your child roll the dice and cover the corresponding number. Use different colors to make it more fun.
4. Roll and Tally
This next game is an introduction to tally marks. If you have an older preschooler and your looking for more of a challenging activity give this one a try. What you will need-a dice of course and some Popsicle sticks. At first you might want to demonstrate for your child and once they get the hang of it they can take over. Have your child roll the dice, count and make that many tally marks.
5. "Less than, greater than"
This is another game for those older preschoolers that need more of a challenge. What you will need-two dice and less than, greater than symbols. Have your child roll the two dice, they can put the number in any order. Then have them decided whether the number is greater/less than or equal.
6. Roll and Squish:
This last game involves play dough. What preschooler doesn't love play dough? Roll small balls out of the play dough, have your child roll the dice and squish that many play dough balls. This one is a lot of fun.
Here's a round up of all the games.
That's it! I hope you and your preschooler enjoy these games. Unit next time :).