Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY Dice for Kids' Games

You have probably seen these Foam Counting Blocks for kids at Craft and Dollar Stores.

Do It Yourself Dice

The foam blocks can also be used as DICE for playing math (or other) games. All you need is the counting blocks and a permanent marker.

You (or the kids) can draw dots (similar to real dice) or you can use numbers.

With a pair of dice, kids can play games and practice their addition, subtraction, or multiplication facts up to 6+6, 6-6, or 6x6.

Numbers 1 - 6

Numbers 1 - 6

What I think is so great about these DIY DICE is that you can write LARGER numbers on them. Now kids can practice LARGER addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.

Numbers 1-6  and 7-12

Numbers 7 - 12

Another great thing about these foam blocks is that a package of 50 was purchased at a Dollar Store. I've also purchased them inexpensively at a Crafts Store.

So if you need some inexpensive dice or dice with larger numbers try making your own or better yet have the kids make their own!

Have fun with math!


  1. Aaaaannnnddddd they're so much QUIETER than regular dice!

    YAY, Marcia!
    I needed dice without 1s and 2s.
    Now I have a plan!

    Have a great day,

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    1. Aaaaannnndd they won't cost you as much as buying ALL that clay for your students! :) Have a wonderful quiet weekend!!!

  2. This is a great idea and would great when teaching number recognition with younger children.

    I would love if you shared it on my fun frugal friday linky party at

  3. Thank you so much for linking up at Homeschooling on the Cheap! last week! Your link was the #4 most clicked link on the link up!

    I loved your idea and really appreciate your support! Stop over and see your feature.




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