Gross Motor Math Game: Counting Action Dice

Here’s a simple gross motor math game perfect for preschoolers- counting action dice! Kids can practice counting and one-to-one correspondence while doing fun body movements like clapping and jumping.

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Gross Motor Math Game: Counting Action Dice

 

This math game is so simple to make and loads of fun for the kids! And because it gets them moving, it’s perfect if you’re stuck inside on a rainy or snowy day. This post contains affiliate links.

Counting Math Game for Kids: Action Dice

Materials for Counting Math Game

 

Counting Math Game Directions

1. Think up some gross motor actions for your child to do. You’ll need six actions- one for each side of the die. We chose:

  • Clap
  • Jump
  • Spin
  • Tap Knees
  • Blink
  • Stomp

 

2. Use your markers to write one action on each side of the wooden block die. I wrote each one in a different color and drew a symbol to represent the action.

 

Gross Motor Math Game for Kids: Counting Action Dice

 

3. To play, roll the wooden block die and one of your number dice at the same time. Do the action that your wooden block landed on the number of times that corresponds with your number die. (I used number dice with dots so Theo could count the dots to get one-to-one correspondence practice.) Repeat as often as you’d like!

 

Gross Motor Math Game for Kids: Counting Action Dice

Gross Motor Math Game for Kids: Counting Action Dice

Tips

  • You can play on your own or with a partner!
  • Add another number die to the game to provide practice counting even higher. Older kids can practice adding the dice.
  • If your child is ready to practice counting on, use one number die with written numbers and one number die with dots. Have the child say the written number that was rolled and count on using the dots of the second number die.

 

Gross Motor Math Game for Kids: Counting Action Dice

Some Cool Dice to Use

Here’s some unique dice that would be fun to use for the game!

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Gross Motor Math Game for Kids: Counting Action Dice

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Gross Motor Math Game: Counting Action Dice- Practice counting and one-to-one correspondence ! Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

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