POP QUIZ! Would you rather complete a worksheet or play a game with your students? For those of you that prefer games, try dry-erase dice! These adaptable dice are great resourceful and instructional tools. Create a fun classroom activity by making your own dry erase dice to use with EXPO markers.
Dry erase dice create a blank canvas where you can create new lessons and help your students review material. Use this activity for any subject and with any age group. Dice games are great for centers, small groups, individual work, or even when instructing the full class.
Create Your Own Dry Erase Dice
Make your own dry erase die simply by covering an empty box with laminated cardstock, packing tape, or even page protectors. You can then write on the dice with your favorite EXPO markers! When it’s time to change the dry erase boxes, simply use a cloth or paper towel to wipe away the markings.
Use EXPO Fine Tip for longer review questions
Use EXPO Chisel Tip for numbers or symbols
Use EXPO Neon for color coding your review
Ideas for Getting Started
Compile six short stories and write their titles on each side of the die. On another die, write guiding questions such as “What is the setting of the story?” or “What is the main idea of the story?” For older students, ask “Who is the antagonist?” or “What are the main themes presented?” With one roll of the die, students will have randomly selected a short story and one question on which to focus while they read the story.
Teach sentence structure with a twist! Use one dice for subjects and the other for predicates. Roll the dice to create sentences.
To enhance the lesson, use additional dice to teach nouns, pronouns and verbs. Roll several dice at once then arrange the words into a proper sentence structure. Or, color-code your dice to categorize each word and understand how the parts of speech are being used.
Mix it up for younger students by slicing and dicing their sight words. Roll the dice to see which word comes next. Older students can build their vocabulary by writing Greek and Latin roots on each die – use one die for prefixes and/or suffixes and the other for root words, then roll the dice to create a new word to be deciphered!
Label one die with numbers and the other with the mathematical operations you’re currently studying. Students can roll the dice to create math problems and drills!
To enhance the lesson, add more dice to create more complex equations. Students will have to use the order of operations to solve the unique math problem they create by rolling the dice!
Dry erase dice are a fast-paced and fun way to review lessons with your entire class. Make the most of the flexibility of dry erase markers and surfaces, and start using dry-erase dice to tailor your lessons for use in all subjects and grade levels.