The six-sided cubes known as dice have been used in games for thousands of years. In fact, the oldest recorded usage of dice is from 5,000 years ago when they were used in a backgammon game. These days, there are more games than ever that use dice. Depending on the game you may use customary dice or dice that have more than the traditional six sides. And while the most common way to use dice is in games, they don’t have to be solely used in that manner. You can also use dice in crafts, as learning tools and in different forms of artwork, as you’ll see in the next 24 blog posts.
From store bought games like Yahtzee and Farkle to made-up games that make drawing a picture more fun or telling a story easier, dice can be used in a variety of different games. The convenient thing about dice is that they are so small and portable that you can toss them in your purse and have something to keep the kids busy at a moment’s notice. Take a look at these six blog entries to find some different ideas for games that use dice.
- Art Games, Draw with Art Dice
- Silly Shape Dice Drawing Game
- Teaching Kids to Count with Games
- Dice Games for Kids
- Three Dice Games Your Kids Will Love
- More Dice Games
Instead of tossing spare dice into the trash, why not try using them to create jewelry or other fun craft items. Not only will you keep the dice out of a landfill, but you’ll also recycle them into something functional. You can create earrings out of dice or make up your own board game with them, like Turkey Trot. Use your imagination and get crafty with your spare dice! These six blog articles will explain how to create new dice or use existing dice to make something unique.
- Geek Crafts: How to Make RPG Dice Earrings
- Craft Project: Story Dice
- Dice Bag
- Arts & Crafts Chore Dice
- Make Dice Charm Photo Jewelry
- Turkey Trot Board Game
Dice work well when practicing math facts with your child or teaching him how to count. The tactile act of rolling the dice gives an added element to the learning, which can make it more fun for the child. There are a wealth of different learning games that use dice that can be utilized to teach your child different things. Read the next six blog entries to see if any of the learning tools these bloggers offer can help your child excel at school.
- Practicing Math Facts with Crazy, Mixed-Up Dice: Math Games for Kids
- A Super Simple Math Dice Game
- Yahtzee! Early Education Dice-Play Really Helps Kids with Math!
- Roll & Cover—Simple Addition Game for Preschoolers
- Simple Subtraction Dice Games
- Learning Games with Dice
Dice are iconic, and the mere sight of them can elicit thoughts of childhood games. The posts below show various ways that artists have used dice in their work, whether it is the actual dice or just the image of dice. Look at these six blog entries and see if any of these artworks inspire you to add a dice themed piece to your home décor.