Roll and Draw

Roll and Draw was a fun game for both of my children.  I initially wanted my 2 1/2 year old to experience the game so that she could practice drawing lines in a fun way, but I quickly realized that my 5 1/2 year old had just as much fun with it.
roll and draw
a kleenex box or a different type of box to use as a die
a piece of paper to cover the box
a chalkboard, whiteboard, or piece of paper
something to write with
roll and draw

Wrap your kleenex box in paper to make a big die.
On each side of the die write a line (the lines I used are pictured above).

roll and draw
To play, roll the die and draw the line you rolled on your chalkboard (or paper).
roll and draw

There really isn’t an end to the game. We rolled 5 times each and then switched players.

For a Challenge:
Roll 5 times and try to make a picture with what you’ve rolled.

Other Ideas:
Color each side of the die with a different color. Roll and use that color on your paper.
Write letters on your die instead of lines. Can you spell any words with the letters you’ve rolled?
Write words to roll and practice reading and writing.

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  • Reply Adrienne

    just came across your blog today. I tried this with my 4 year old while the baby was sleeping and he loved it. great idea

    September 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Vicky @ Mess For Less

    This is a great way to sneak in some fine motor work. Too fun and frugal. Just pinned.

    September 7, 2012 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Malia {Playdough to Plato}

    I love the simplicity of this activity! It looks like such a fun way to help little ones develop fine motor skills. Sharing on my FB page.

    September 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm
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