Plus number games to play with a dice
1. How to make a dice in 2 easy steps
- Help your child to cover each side of the box in with a square of wrapping paper.
- Now ask them to count and stick buttons to each side, from 1-6.
Top tip: For authenticity, remember the numbers on opposite sides of a dice always add up to 7 (and yes, your 5-year-old will love telling everybody that fact!)
Fun maths games to play with your dice
Number hunt: For this fun scavenger hunt-style game, your child has to throw the dice and then run and find that number of objects. If they throw a three, they might collect 3 berries, 3 bags or even 3 brothers!
Number jump: This active game provides instant fun! Your child rolls the dice to find out how many times to repeat an action. 5 star jumps, 3 high jumps, 1 crouching jump and 6 spinny jumps, for example! Can also be used to make dinnertime interesting – how many more mouthfuls of veg must they eat before they can have their pudding?
Number sum: Use the dice to make number sums fun. Can they roll the dice and add the two numbers together?
Raid the button jar for this quick and easy craft for kids! The simple button picture looks so good you’ll want to hang it on your wall – it also makes a thoughtful gift.
This button craft idea for kids is great fun – and so easy! All you do is cover a cardboard box and glue on the buttons. Once you’ve made it, you’ll never have to search for a dice again!