Oct 30, 2013

Art Dice

It is time for more Paint & PLAY alongside Mess for Less, Blog Me Mom, and Housing a Forest.  If you are unfamiliar, Paint & PLAY is an art series where we encourage each other to get creative by painting through different mediums with our kids.  It is all about the process, having fun ,and getting the kids creating.  The challenge this week was to incorporate the element of Math into an art activity.

Art Dice
Art Dice - such a fun way for kids to create!  With each roll of the dice kids are learning and reviewing early learning concepts, too!

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I have been wanting to make a set of art dice ever since I saw these art dice from Tinkerlab. We made ours a bit differently and incorporated early math concepts.  All you need to make a set of dice like ours is two square boxes and markers.  I already had the empty boxes on hand, but if you don't you can find similar boxes at Michaels for 50 cents.  That is where we got our boxes when we made our Get Up & MOVE Dice.

I made one traditional die with colorful numeric dots on it.  On the other die I put creative art prompts

Art dice

I set the dice out on the table along with crayons, markers, and paper.  Rosie found all sorts of ways to play with them.  She played with each die separately and also together.  Rosie loved rolling the dice to see what she would be prompted to create

Art Dice


With each roll Rosie was given the opportunity to review colors, shapes, numbers, patterns, lines, and more

Art Dice

Art dice

Draw a circle; draw four lines, one for each color on the number die; draw a pattern of threes... 

Art dice

I love that these dice prompt kids to create but still leave plenty of room for creativity.  After Rosie rolled her dice several times this is what her picture looked like

Art Dice

I would love to use these dice in an art classroom and have each child create their own interpretation of each dice prompt.  It would be so cool to see how all the pictures turn out so differently even though  the initial prompts are the same.

 Art Dice

Easy to make art dice- a fun way to foster creativity while learning and reviewing early learning concepts
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A FUN way to foster creativity while reviewing early math concepts

You could make your dice slightly different, drawing different prompts on your set.  Be sure to check out how Tinkerlab made her art dice for more ideas and inspiration.

Now head on over to see how the other ladies created art while exploring math concepts:

from Blog Me Mom

from Mess for Less

Also check out our Get Up & MOVE Dice


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