Bean loves dice. She loves rolling them and exclaiming what number she rolled. It's a great way to continuously practice reading numbers and counting. I also created number flash cards for her, so she can match those to the dice as well. She can also roll a die, read the number, and they match that many objects to the die (example: rolling a 5 and matching 5 red apples to the die).
Munchkin however still has no real big interest in numbers. He enjoys counting along with us and singing various numbers, but he real passion when it comes to die is building with them.
And building with them always ends up leading to wanting to balance them. This is where popsicle sticks come in. The cups were not necessary at all, but we decided to use them (they used them to shake the dice up in). Simply lay a popsicle across the cup and load up the dice!
We discovered that one extra die on either side was not enough to tip the scales, but as soon as you add an additional extra.. they go flying! Literally, sometimes.
Isn't his super concentrated face adorable? I think so!
A mere millisecond after that orange die touched down they all went flying!
This is a perfect fine motor activity, but it's also a fun way to incorporate math skills into an activity!
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