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Dice Addition: An Activity from Productive Parenting

A math activity for preschoolers


Dice AdditionTarget age:

Late 4-year-old

Materials you will need:

  • paper
  • pencil
  • pennies
  • dice

What to do:

Introduce your child to this fun number game: "Dice Addition." Have your child roll one
die and count the objects. (If the die indicates 4, have your child count out 4 pennies.)
Have your child roll the second die and again count out that many pennies (or other
objects). Combine both sets and count them all to get the total number of pennies (or
other objects). If your child seems interested, you may want to write the problem 4+3=7).


You can also make your own large dice with boxes covered in white craft paper with dots
indicating the numbers.

Skills learned:

  • Visual Discrimination
  • Counting Concepts
  • Concept Development

Visit productiveparenting.com for more fun and simple activities customized to the age of your child (newborn to age 5).

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