Where do they go? I don’t know about you, but when I’m looking for dice, they’ve inevitably “walked away” with the help of a kid or two. So, I decided to make a super fast printable version that you can tape or glue together in a pinch. And, if your kid is ready for it and was the culprit, you can always make him or her construct the dice to save time. Or, in the classroom, you can send these home with kids who don’t have their own dice or have students construct them quickly. Hopefully this free numbers dice printable will save you time and energy!
- Numerals: 1-30
- English numbers as words: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty
You’ll find ten black-and-white pages. The first five pages include English words (e.g., one, two, three . . . ), and the last five pages are numerals one through thirty (i.e., 1-30). There are no directions, as these dice are designed for maximum adaptability. They can be combined with many other activities, games, and lessons. You’ll find some great ideas below.
Ideas for Use
Your time is irreplaceable. One way to save time is to have kids help cut and assemble the dice. The tabs on the printable fit standard brands of double-sided tape perfectly, but you can also stick the tabs using glue, regular tape, etc. Once constructed, the dice can be thrown into virtually any container for use over and over. For extra durability, clear packing or moving tape can be gently taped to the outside of the constructed dice.
Learn or Review English Numbers
Learners often benefit from learning numbers 1-29 because they show up the most in day-to-day life. In English, numbers 1-19 are unique, while numbers from twenty onward generally follow a steady pattern. After 20, students only need to learn tens and the appropriate single-number + hyphen pattern in order to count through and identify numbers easily.
The below download of free printable numbers dice is designed to highlight numbers 1-30 so that learners can subconsciously figure out patterns and memorize the unique numbers while having fun. They can work alone, in pairs, or even in small groups. Just roll the dice and identify the number correctly, then pass the dice to the next player.
You can also show students how to work through the numbers in reverse, which improves composition and spelling. For example, as a paired or group activity, a learner might roll the numerals dice and then have fifteen seconds to write that number correctly on a board or sheet of paper.
With Game Boards
Nearly every student enjoys a board game. In the above picture, you can see the Spanish version of the free printable numbers dice and these free game boards. The game boards’ post also includes additional ideas for expanding learning beyond simple numbers. They’re blank, so you can write or draw virtually anything–numbers, sight words, new vocabulary, shapes, the alphabet. Basically anything!
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