Today we played a little game as we worked on number recognition with our toddler! All of this happened as we sang another popular nursery rhyme – Mary, Mary Quite Contrary. Last week we had fun with Hickory Dickory Dock as we learned numbers, time telling and fine motor skill practice with clothespins. Have you seen it already?
Every second Wednesday we have a Rhyme Time with 4 other kid-friendly bloggers and you can find links to their activities using Mary, Mary Quite Contrary at the bottom of this post.
For today’s activity, I created Roll and Build a Flower printable (SCROLL TO FIND LINK TO DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE). Another thing that is necessary for this activity is a dice.
Later in the post, I have explained how to expand the game to more players. We played both versions: only with my toddler as a single player, and with both of my girls as multi a layer version.
HOW TO PLAY ROLL & BUILD FLOWER?
Rules of this game are really simple: child throws the dice until they reach number 1, then they set on the table flower pot where they will grow their flower. They continue throwing the dice until they get number 2, then place the part of the flower pictured next to number 2 on the printable. And they continue until they finish up and build complete flower.
ADAPTING DICE GAME FOR MORE PLAYERS
Roll & Build Flower game can be easily adapted for more than one player. Simply print sheet 2 in as many copies as you have players. Cut and prepare in advance. You can use a single sheet with number chart for all of them, no need to print more than one.
Kids take their turn and try to build flowers first to win the game. They have to follow the right order and build from 1 to 6. If they don’t get the number they need next to add the right part of the flower, they simply forward the dice to the next player without taking any additional action.
DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE
And here are 4 other activities I mentioned at the beginning of this post you can use to play and learn while you sing Mary, Mary Quite Contrary nursery rhyme:
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.