Paint. Chalk. Movement.
Sounds like a writing prompt exercise, but it’s actually a craft and game for your child all rolled into one! I first saw it on Growing a Jeweled Rose and thought that it would be fun to try with my kids.
First, you need to create the dice. They would need to be big enough to write action words and numbers on them. The ones pictured below are simply gift boxes that I bought at a craft store.
Next, you need to decide whether you would want to be able to change the words or keep them permanently. We have used markers on plain white boxes but the best idea is to use chalk board paint, such as Growing a Jeweled Rose did! That way, the kids can change up the game whenever they want.
Finally, I wrote on the different faces of dice #1: crab walk, crawl, hop, slither, run and skip. On dice #2, I wrote numbers on each of the faces corresponding to how many seconds the kids were to perform each of the activities that resulted from them throwing the dice. For example, this throw resulted in my 4 year old having to do a crab walk for 5 seconds:
Walk like a crab for 5 seconds. Yes, the grass is brown – it’s only
Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!