Dice are versatile in teaching kids math concepts while simultaneously practicing fine motor skills! Here are six fine motor activities with dice.
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This post is a part of our Everyday Fine Motor Materials from A to Z series! Almost every home has board games that contain dice. I dug ours out to see all the ways our preschooler would find to play.
"How can you make 10?"
"4 and 1 and 5 make 10!"
4. Stamp the dice - You will need one regular die and one color die for this game. We found a color die in Cranium but you could buy color dice, make your own, or just shout out a color after your child rolls the number die.
Once the dice were rolled, E would stamp the number using the color on square pieces of paper. This familiarized her with the position of the dots on the dice while she worked on fine motor skills for the stamping. She loved this activity!
6. Show the dice - We used our counting bears to show the number and color rolled. E used this as another addition game by adding the bears from one roll to previous bears. She would count on to get the new total!
Intentional and simple fine motor work can be an inviting exploration for children using the materials you already have in your home (or the babysitter's house or grandpa's house, etc.) We look forward to sharing the rest of this creatively fun series with you! Tomorrow Little Bins for Little Hands is up with the letter E!