I love using homemade, thematic board games in the classroom to teach one-to-one correspondence and number sense but what I don’t like is when a child rolls the dice and it lands on the board knocking all the pieces off. One solution to that problem is to place your dice in a plastic container like the one pictured at the top of this post. Make sure to choose a container that has enough room for your dice to roll around inside. I found the container pictured here at the Dollar Tree, 4 to a package.
One word of caution, I don’t recommend using the container in the beginning of the year because some students will need to physically touch each dot on the die to fully grasp the concept of one-to-one correspondence. Once they have demonstrated an understanding of the concept I introduce the board games and container for the die. There are many other games that your students can play to develop their one-to-one correspondence skills before you introduce board games, such as the ice cube tray game pictured above.
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