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Make a simple dice and card reading game

Instructions for dice and card reading game

Choose a six word sentence from a book you have been reading with your child eg ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’

Print off four copies of the blank cards

Write the six words onto two of the card as in the example below, keep two of the cards as blank cards.

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Cut the words into individual cards.

Write the six words on to the six sides of the dice, for example as in the one below



dice small


Fold and stick the dice template to make a 3D dice.

Spread the cards out on the floor or table.

Take turns throwing the dice with your child.

See if your child can match the word shown on the dice to one of the cards.

Read the word together. After reading the card the player takes the card.

If a player already has a word they throw again.

Repeat, taking turns until one player has 6 cards with the different words.

Arrange together to make a sentence.

Read the sentence together.

Look back at the book and find the sentence in the story.

To download the instructions, cards and dice click here