Primary Math Games - Dice
Grab some dice and have some fun and improve your child's math skills at the same time!
Dice War for Two Players
Each player rolls two dice. Each player finds the sum of their dice. The player with the greatest sum gets a point. If there is a tie, each player rolls again. The player with the highest sum on the second roll gets two points. The first player to score 10 points is the winner.
Build a Tower
Use Legos, pennies, wooden blocks, popsicle sticks or any basic building material you can find. Have players roll a pair of dice and add the two numbers together. If the player adds correctly, he/she picks up the number of building materials that matches the sum of their dice and uses them to build a tower. Go through 10 or 15 rounds. The player with the tallest or most creative tower at the end wins.
Each player makes three columns on a sheet of paper. Each player labels the columns, hundreds, tens and ones. Players take turns rolling one die. After each roll, all players must place the number in one of their columns. After three rolls, compare the three digit number each player has made. The highest number (or lowest if you choose) receives one point and play continues until one player reaches 10 points. If two players have the same number, no points are given. When players are ready, a fourth column may be added to use for the thousands place.