Sanity Savers: Gross Motor Dice

Sponsored by: BlueCross BlueShield of WNY

By: Amelia Schrader
Senior Manger of Learning and Education 


Farm Gross Motor Dice
Person Centered Services Gross Motor Dice
Tape or Glue Stick  


Prep: 5 minutes
Play time: Unlimited!  

Academic Subject(s):

Art, Physical Education  

This fun game is inspired by the fourth floor of the museum – our Farm to Fork Play Zone and our Person Centered Services Community Treehouse! This game will get you up and moving like the animals represented in these play zones!  


Step 1. Cut out the cube outline on the dotted line. You should cut out one large shape, not several small squares.
Step 2. Create a crease on each of the solid lines.
Step 3. Using the creases as a guide, fold the sides into a cube shape.
Step 4. Tuck the tabs inside the cube and use small pieces of tape to secure the cube together.
Step 5. Now it is time to play! Roll the cube to determine which animal to move like! If you do not have access to a printer you can still do this fun activity! Draw the images of animals on some paper and glue the paper on a cube you already have at home. You can also make a spinner from a paper plate, pencil and paper clip (instructions here) and play as a spinner game instead of a dice game!  

Vocabulary Words

Cube: a three dimensional object made of six equal squares
Gross Motor: skills that allow people to do things using large muscle groups (i.e. walking, crawling, standing, jumping etc.)

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