Today I’m sharing a big collection of dice games for preschoolers!
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We love dice around here. We love them so much that they’re always disappearing! This week I bought a set of 100 dice and stored them in glass canning jar so we’d always have access to them.
(Note: the dice we bought came in the wrong color and size. We had to straighten it out on the phone to get our standard size black and white dice. You might have the same problem if you order from my link, but I couldn’t find a better set!)
Math skills preschoolers can practice using dice:
- Subitizing (looking at the dots and knowing right away what number they represent instead of counting each dot)
- Number recognition
Can you think of some more?
Dice games for preschoolers
Roll & Cover for Every Season
Roll & Cover games are a popular way to learn with dice. The simplest version involves rolling a die and covering the number that you rolled. In my post you’ll find ten seasonal and holiday games. You’ll find a set using one die (pictured) and a set using two dice; older preschoolers might be ready to add the two numbers together and cover their sum.
You’ve played the card game War, right? If you have a big set of dice, you can play a similar game. Even if you don’t buy a big set like we did, you can gather dice from your board game collection to play this one.
Just put all the dice in a big pile. Each of you takes a die and rolls it. Whoever has the higher number gets both dice. If you roll the same number. those dice stay in the middle and you both roll again. Whoever gets the highest number takes all four dice.
At the end of the game, each of you counts your dice to see who has the most. This is a great game for learning to compare numbers!
Monster Dice Match
For the simple version of this game, your child can match dotted dice to the pictures. This is a great introduction to using dice for older toddlers and young preschoolers. If you have a numbered die, your child can cover the die which shows the same number. Get your free printable board games in this post.
Roll and Build
Visit Hands on As We Grow to see how to count and build with dice.
Dice Matching Busy Bag
Gather a collection of dice and get this gorgeous free printable for a dice matching busy bag over at The Scrapbooking Housewife.
Dice Dot Pattern Game
This active dice dot pattern game from This Reading Mama is perfect for a rainy day! It will have your child learning and exercising at the same time. Love!
Balloon Dice Game
Looking for another dice game to get your child moving? Play this balloon game from Confidence Meets Parenting.
Build a Snowman
My kids had to wear warm jackets to school this week – can you believe it? We’ll be playing this build-a-snowman game from Toddler Approved soon enough!
Roll A Beetle
Get the free printable and directions for this fun Roll a Beetle game from Teach Beside Me.
Turkey Dice Game
Isn’t this a creative way to use up old lids? Check out this turkey dice game from Learn Play Imagine.
Spring Flower Math Game
Get out some silk flowers and play this spring flower math game from Fun-a-Day. I’m thinking this cheerful game will be nice to play in winter, too. 😉
Roll and Count
Get out some fun rubber animals and play this preschool counting game from No Time for Flashcards.
Dot Dabber Dice Game
Candy Dice Game
Check out this candy with dice game from Toddler Approved. It’s a great way to use extra holiday candy! If you want to keep candy out of your house, try using pom poms, glass gems, or other fun manipulatives.
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