Last July I mentioned a dice game that a friend and fellow teacher introduced me to. (Thank you, Carol!) She named it "Onesies" and promised that it would become a favorite with my kinders almost immediately. She was right! It has no prep time and can be played in a matter of minutes (or seconds for some). This game makes for great subitizing practice to strengthen number sense. All you need are 6 dice!
I keep 6 dice already grouped together in those tiny containers from the dollar store so that they are easy to grab off the shelf when we have a few minutes to play. You can have your kids practice rolling and stacking from 1-6 or you can extend the game a bit by having them roll a tower of all one's, then two's, etc., all the way to six. It just depends on how much time you want to devote to the game. I like to put my kids in partners and have them race each other. We've been playing this randomly for weeks and it has yet to get old. Plus..it's a lifesaver when I need to keep my kids educationally entertained for a minute while I'm getting something together!
I hope this is an easy game to incorporate in your own classroom. Happy dice rolling! :) I will be back later this week with a giveaway of one of my favorite HeidiSongs products!