What is the one thing that I love to use in my classroom more than anything? DICE!! I love dice! I love all different sided dice. I love dice inside of dice. I love homemade dice. Oh wait, did I say homemade dice? Yes I did.
There are often times when I think of a good idea at the last minute. Well, that happened this year. I needed dice that were labeled a, b, and c. I knew that you could get dice that were blank, so I ran to three different teacher supply stores. Every one of them said they didn’t have them in stock, but could order them (ummm, hello, I could order them myself if that would have worked). There was no time to wait for shipping, I needed them the next morning. I decided I’d have to make my own. I went to the office supply store around the corner and bought shipping boxes. There are all different sizes of them. I decided on the size that gives you about one foot sides. It would be totally up to you. I figured a little larger, but not too big. I bought large blank labels so that I could put whatever I needed the dice to be for any activity I needed them for. The dice worked perfectly!
I suppose you could wrap them in gift wrap or paper, and possibly some day I will. For now, mine are not covered. Here is a picture of my “homemade” dice. Below it is an activity I used the dice for. It is an activity for finding the value of expressions. You can buy it in my Teachers Pay Teachers store or here on my blog. With or without this activity, there are a myriad of activities you could use your “homemade” dice for.
Click on the picture below to purchase it from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.