Busy Bags for Preschoolers - Dice Number Matching Game

I first saw this type of game at my son's drop-in playschool and he just loved it!!  So when we were going camping, I knew that this would be the perfect game to take along!  I really have no idea what the game is, but thought I'd make up my own version; so here is my version called the Dice Number Matching Game!

Dice Number Matching Game Busy Bag for Preschoolers
Dice Number Matching Game Busy Bag for Preschoolers



RELATED: Dice Addition Math Game and Dice Multiplication Math Game


DICE NUMBER MATCHING GAME BUSY BAG

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I found a bag of plain colored foam cubes (similar to these).  I took three of each color and marked them, using a thick Sharpie, with numbers 1 through 6; I then took another three of each color and marked them with dots 1 through 6.

It is really quite simple: he rolls a die and matches the number to the chart and puts the die in a box beside the corresponding number.  He is getting good at recognizing and counting the dots on the dice.

We also make patterns, build things, and group like-numbers or colors with the blocks.  So multi-functional!  And the best part is, my son loves it!

For extra durability, I laminated it using self-adhesive laminating sheets (similar to these). They are perfect for the travel bags I make the kids when we are on the road!

Here is Lee in the tent playing the game with me:


It wouldn't be complete without a printable to go along with it, so I have made my own.

Dice Number Matching Game Busy Bag for Preschoolers
Dice Number Matching Game Busy Bag for Preschoolers


There are so many busy bags floating around the internet these days!  And they are so fun to put together.  I made a travel bag for the kids when we did a small road trip this summer and they loved it!  (More on that in another post)

Do/Did you have busy bags for your kids?  If so, what do/did you have in them?

Check out my Pinterest Busy Bags for Preschoolers Board for more ideas!!

UPDATE:  I have posted a Dice Addition Game for Kids, for my daughter, who is older, check it out here!

Dice Addition Math Game for Kids
Dice Addition Math Game for Kids

Dice Number Matching Game Busy Bag for Preschoolers
Dice Number Matching Game Busy Bag for Preschoolers





6 comments:

  1. What a GREAT activity!! Thanks for creating the printable! Love this :)

    ♥ Bethany

    www.happyhomemaker.me

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    1. You're very welcome! Thanks for stopping by, Bethany! :)

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  3. this is fabulous, thank you so much for making these available. My youngest is number obsessed :D

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    1. You are very welcome! Thank you for commenting! :)

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  4. Kindergarten is such a fun year for writing and reading progress. I wish I would have saved more samples from my years of teaching over the years as each kid has such a unique style!

    Kids education

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