DIY Movement Dice

Hello and happy Saturday. I like to re-purpose just about anything for my classes, and whenever I have the time and the energy, I like to get crafty. In today’s post I’m going to show you how I turned an old baby formula box into a dice for my science class with Kindergarten. Let’s get started, shall we?

The first thing I did was assemble the box. You’ll notice the bottom is a little bumpy and that’s because I didn’t really know how the tabs fit, but I fixed that later on with lots of tape.

 

I used this dice for an activity on types of movement, to complement the work on a booklet by Little Lifelong Learners, so I searched for pictures of the objects shown in the worksheet. At first, I was sort of lazy so I printed the pictures on a colored paper so I didn’t have to color them myself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what I both love and hate the most of making this dice: the covering up. I began by cutting colored papers in half and gluing them to each of the faces of the box. The paper didn’t cover the whole face, but that’s okay because I then put decorated duct tape as a frame. The center, or rather, the part where the color paper is visible, is where the pictures go.

 

 

 

To make sure my dice was super sturdy and boy-resistant, I covered the edges with colored tape. This also created a nice frame.

 

 

 

 

I then glued the pictures to each face of the cube and added commands, according to what the worksheet indicated for each object.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, yes, I couldn’t resist and had to color the pictures. For extra protection, I covered each with thick tape, but contact paper also works.

 

What other activities can you think of involving a giant dice or a cube? Let me know in the comments and I might try them out!

Happy teaching!

Love, Miss Camila

 

 

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