Dicey Months

Two teams line up side by side and call out the month corresponding to the numbers on the dice.

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Originally submitted by Raymond Corrigan on Feb 3, 2010.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • 3 dice for every 10 students.

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  • Divide the class into teams of five.
  • Have two teams face and stand in front of each other. Put a die in between the teams.
  • Roll the dice and have the first student in each team compete to call out the month corresponding to the number on the die (e.g. 5 = May).
  • Other team members can help. The faster student receives two points for their team and the slower student gets 1 point after saying the month.
  • The students move to the end of the line and the next students in line play.
  • Repeat this step until all students have played.
  • Add a second die and repeat until all students have played (Let the students roll).
  • Add a third die and repeat until all students have played (Let the students roll).

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • If you just use 2 dice for the whole game you will almost never get earlier or later months. (January is impossible, December is rare).
  • Use something like playing cards for points.

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • This works better with under 20 students.
  • If the number is over 12 students re-roll.

Total 0

Estimated time: 15-25 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

May 16, 2019

Comments
UonumaRobert May 16, 2019

I'd suggest one die per group and play in two rounds. One round goes on for a few turns practicing January through June. Then stop the game and tell the students to add 6 to whatever they roll. From then the game practices July to December.

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