After the fun homemade toddler games I featured for Tuesday Tots last week, I was inspired to create a fun toddler game for Jewel and Rosie. I wanted to make a game that would be fun to play, age appropriate, and would get the girls moving. While Perusing Michaels craft store, I saw small gift boxes, and the idea for these Get Up and Move Dice came to me.
At first, I was just going to write words on each dice with marker, but then I remembered we still had chalk board paint left over from when we made our GIANT homemade light bright. I sprayed the boxes with the chalk board paint and then wrote words on the boxes using chalk. On one box, I wrote action words. On the other, directional words. I love that the words can be changed often. We could even erase the words, and use these dice for lots of other creative playtimes.
Rosie has had so much fun playing with these dice, and so has mommy.
I played with her of course (seeing as mommy needs to get moving too ;)
Her favorite part has been throwing the dice to see what action she gets
Attempting to kick backward
We have changed the words on the dice a couple of times. The second time, I kept the action words and changed the directional words to foster and promote creativity. Here is one example of the type of imaginative descriptions I used.
You should have seen Rosie jumping like an alligator. It was quite creative and quite funny.
I love how simply changing the words on the dice created a whole new playtime! I also love that this toddler game promotes exercise and creative movement. I have lots of other ideas for these dice too. This homemade game was so easy to make, and the boxes were only 79cents a piece. Definitely worth every penny!
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