Friday, July 15, 2011

They Take Dice Seriously In Vegas




Okay, who loves to use dice in their classroom? The vendors at I Teach K were selling all kinds of dice and I went a little crazy over the possibilities and my friend Val was not helping as she piled more into my basket!
Now what to do with them? Well here is one idea.



So a student rolls the die with the colored dot and another one with dots (1-6) and the child finds the matching numeral and makes it the color of the dot on the die. Easy-right?  I need easy.

14 comments:

megandw said...

Oooohhhh....what fun! I have never seen the ones that spin like a top! I'm sure you'll find many uses for them!

P2P Tale of Two Cities said...

Okay, so I am going to make some similar sheets to use with your wonderful dice activity. I am not sure which program would work best? I would like to make a template and drop in different pictures so I can change based on season/theme, what program do you suggest? What program do you use?

Thanks,
Pat I

Busy Bees said...

I love dice. There are so many fun games and things to do with dice. I have never seen those colored dot ones. I bet you did have your basket filled!!
BusyBees

beachliesl said...

I asked one of the vendors if they had dice with the color words on them (like they did with the number words). She said she did...at home. I took one of their fliers, but then in my state of suitcase-way-too-full-never-going-to-fit-it-all-in, I think I tossed it :(. It was just a piece of xerox paper---any chance you have one?

Liesl in VA
http://wildworldofkindergarten.blogspot.com/

The Youngs said...

So what company sells the spinning dice? My team teases me that I use dice for everything. I MUST have some of those!! ~Tracy

Kindergarten Teachers said...

Do you have information on where to order the dice?
Jenny G.
pjbs@charter.net

Miss Michele said...

I love the spinning dice and the color dice! I like the idea you had for using them too. Thanks!
http://whatilearnedinkindergarten.blogspot.com/

Miss Michele said...

I love the spinning dice I have never seen those! I also really like the color dice...great for kindergarten! Thanks for sharing!
http://whatilearnedinkindergarten.blogspot.com/

Fran Kramer said...

I will look up the name but I am not too sure I still have it. I just paid in cash and I am not the best at finding receipts.
Sorry!

Beth said...

Hi Fran!

I LOVE this activity! Perfect for the beginning of the year. Will it be on TPT?

Thanks!
Beth

Nikki said...

I, too, went a little nuts in that booth and bought not only a HUGE bag of dice for myself, but for the other girls on my team who couldn't make the conference! I found the flier from that booth and the website is www.connieseducational.com and their toll free # is (866) 624-9160. Their prices were VERY reasonable and they had tons of great stuff.

Kim Jemmings said...

I bought the spining dice at the dollar tree store in the birthday favors section.

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

Hi Fran,

Thank you so much for making such wonderful activities! I just purchased your Pete The Cat Unit at TPT and was hoping this worksheet was included. Can we download it here on your blog or will you be adding it to your TPT store? Thanks!

Harley said...

I bought the spinning dice at the Dollar Tree also. The children love them. Good luck...If your town does not have a Dollar Tree, you can go on line to find them.. www.dollartree.com I believe is the website..