Monday, May 10, 2010
Grab Your Partner…
Appropriate for babies, toddlers, preschoolers.
Roll the Dice…
B had so much fun acting out the dance movements as I read to T that I decided to turn it into a game we could play beyond the book. Together, we came up with 6 movements he could do and 6 locations in our backyard. Our choices for actions were crabwalk, run, spin, flap, hop, and waddle. Our locations choices were sandbox, swing, gate, garden, playhouse, and basketball net. (You could just as easily make these locations in your house for a rainy day, or the classroom, or a park, etc.) I used a Dice Template from Sparkle Plus resources and cardstock, but he enjoyed this so much I may make a more durable version using foam cubes from the craft store or some other cube shaped object destined for the recycle bin. I made one cube for action and one cube for location. Complete directions for the dice are below. Once I completed the dice, we took them outside to play. We had a blast being silly, and we both got our hearts pumping! I can also see this game keeping B busy while I fix dinner or get a little clean-up done around the house by modifying the location cube for indoors (Most of our chores would allow for occasional breaks to roll the dice, right?)
How to Create the Game:
Materials Needed: Sparkle Plus dice template, cardstock or heavy paper, scissors, pen/marker, glue or tape.
- Glue or tape flaps to secure.
- Go Play!