Family Games

Action Dice Game for Kids

By: Highlights Editorial
Two craft activity dice for dice games
minute activity
Ages 3+
Critical Thinking
Fine Motor Skills

Once you’ve made the dice, this easy game can be played for just a few minutes or repeated over and over. It challenges your kids to be creative little actors (even show off a bit), follow directions and take turns.

What You'll Need

What to Do

  1. Trace each side of 2 square tissue boxes onto cardstock. Cut out the 12 squares.

  2. Write an action phrase onto 6 squares with a marker. On the other 6 squares, write a number of seconds or repetitions.

  3. Use double-sided tape to attach the actions to one box and the numbers to the other box.

How to Play

Players take turns rolling the dice and following the instructions that land face up. The winner is the first player to complete all 6 actions correctly.

Extend the Fun

For younger kids: Tailor the action phrases to your child’s interests: athletic actions, musical actions, performance actions, cooking actions. Make several pairs of dice with different themes. Cheer on your kids for each accomplishment.

For older kids: Straighten the house in record time with Action “Clean-Up” Dice. Instead of numbers, write a chore on each of the 12 squares. Set a timer for 15 minutes. Each family member rolls the dice and completes the 2 chores that appear face up. When you’re through, watch a movie together, take a family walk around the neighborhood or break out the ice cream—or do all three!

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By: Highlights Editorial