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Dice Games For Home and School -Spring Edition

You Need Low Prep Dice Games

Getting the math center games, early finisher materials, or morning work skills games that you can prep in seconds will help you get your free time back. Gather these print and play dice games that only require a set of dice and a dry erase marker. Let’s walk through how to play each of these dice games for your students. 

Also, don’t forget to grab this month's freebie teacher resource. (Found on the bottom of this post)If you like these check out this post with the same games but with an Elf and S’more twist. 

Dice Game Game Mat with Rainbow and Frogs making s'mores

Why Easy Dice Games?

How many times have you spent hours making a cute math center game only to have it rendered useless after the first round of play because 3 of the pieces have gone missing?  Uggg. It’s frustrating. You have better things to do than prep and prep and prep.  

7 Dice Games That Students Will Love (And Students Will Ask To Play)

Today let’s get you set up with 7 math dice games for kindergarten and first grade students that require very little prep and are the kind of fun math games your students will actually ask to play. 

Just place them in a page protector then they only require dice and a dry erase marker to play. This makes them perfect math games to play at home. 

All of these come in the same download and have the unique theme of frogs and s’mores.

(Frogs and S’mores?- ummmm Yeah!!! Remember weird is fun.)

Where will these games fit into your day? Here’s some ideas.

Dice Games For An Early Finisher Solution

This game was designed specifically for early finishers. A binder full of engaging learning games is essential for keeping a classroom full of 5 and 6 year olds happy. These dice games are all designed to use minimal materials. If you want to know more here some more posts on The Early Finisher Solution materials and methods.

Dice Games For Morning Work

Having a task for students to complete independently as they arrive each day always helps set the mood for the day.  Giving kids a game to play cuts down on paper, prep and grading. (Yahooo!!!)

Homework Fun

Do your students ask for homework? or Are you required to give your kindergarten and first-grade students homework? This is a great alternative to a worksheet. 

Math Stations

Stop agonizing over what goes into math stations for the week. Once your kids get the 30 second how to on these games they can play the same game over, and over and over. These fun math dice games are going to help you save time in the prep department. 

Okay, Enough Of the Blah, Blah... How Do You Play?

Today we are looking at 7 dice games. They start out easy and get progressively harder.

All the games are pretty much the same.

-Roll the dice, perform a task,

-find the answer in one of the s’more parts,

-cross off the s’more part and draw the piece below to construct the s’more.

-Then the other froggy gets a turn.

-Keep building s’mores until you’ve used up all of the s’more pieces. 

Here’s a quick video on how-to-play. 

Roll- Cover-Build (Game 1: Use one dice Game 2: Use two dice)

To play Roll-Cover-Build with one dice:

1. roll the dice 

2. find the s’more part and cross it out

3. draw the s’more to construct your s’more stack

4.Let the other frog take his turn.

5. Play until all the s’more pieces have been used up.  

Same Game But With Two Dice

Play Roll-Cover-Build two dice game:

1. roll the dice

2. add the dice

3. find a corresponding s’more part and cross it out

4. draw the s’more piece to construct your s’more stack

5. then it’s the other frogs turn.  

Roll-Add 10-Cover-Build

To play Roll-Add 10-Cover-Build one dice:

1. Roll the dice.

2. Add 10. (example roll a two, add 10 = 12) 

3. Find the number (12) and cross it out 3. draw the s’more piece to construct your s’more stack.

4. Let the other frog take his turn and build his s’more stack.

5. Play until all the s’more pieces have been used up. 

To play Roll-Add 10- Cover-Build two dice:

1. Roll both dice and add then together.

2. Add 10 to the total. (example roll a 5 and 4, they equal 9 then add 10. You get 19)

3. Find the number (19) and cross it out. 

4. Draw the s’more piece to construct your s’more.

Roll- Add/Subtract 1-Cover-Build

Play Roll- Add/Subtract 1-Cover-Build One Dice:

1. Roll the dice.

2. Decide if you want to add or subtract 1 from the number you rolled.

3. Find the sum or the difference.

4. Find that number on the game mat and cross it off.

5. draw the s’more piece to construct your s’more.

Play Roll-Add/Subtract 1-Cover-Build Two Dice:

1. Roll two dice and find the sum.

2. Decide if you want to add or subtract 1 from the number you rolled.

3. Find the sum or the difference. 

4. Find that number on the game mat and cross it off.

5. Draw the s’more piece to construct your s’more.

Roll-Add? to 10-cover-Build

There is only a one dice option with this one.  Here’s how you play. 

1. Roll the dice.

2. Decide which number ? you need to find the sum of 10. (Example if you rolled a 4 the number 6 would be your answer. 4+6=10)

3. Find the number (6) on the game board and cross it out.

4. Draw the s’more piece to construct your s’more

Give Them Fun Math Dice Games

Need some more fun Math Dice Games for your Kindergarten and First-Grade Cuties?

Check out my TpT Store (Available March 13) 

OR…. 

If you want the whole kitten caboodle you are going to want to get the Early Finisher Solution Course and Materials. This course is cheaper than buy it on my TpT store (About half the price or less) So if you just want a ton of independent, low prep games and activities that's probably going to fit your needs the best. 

Here's the link to the Early Finisher Solution Course and Materials/Games

And Now A Word About the Die vs Dice Controversy

I just wanted to put this out there because I am not using the word ‘die’ I wanted to let you know I’ve done a bit of research and found that either is fine, and that the use of ‘die’ is becoming increasingly less common. So in order to keep directions simple to understand and in words that kindergarten and first grade students are familiar with, I’ve opted for the use of dice. 

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Angie K

Angie K

I love to help teachers create an amazing teacher life.
I've taught for 25+ years and I want to help you find joy and energy in each day.

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