It seems like Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day get more buzz, attention, and hullabaloo.
Let’s do something about that, shall we?
How about playing a dice game in honor of St. Paddy’s Day, eh?
This game can be played with grandchildren ages 5 and above. It helps them recognize numbers, how to count, and to recognize how many dots on are on dice. It’s simple, simple, simple to play.
First, print out my free printable Shamrock Dice Game.
Each player gets one dice. Take turns rolling the dice. Whatever number the player rolls, she crosses off her shamrock. The first one to cross off all of the numbers is the winner.
For older grandchildren, here’s a Shamrock Dice Game page for 2 dice. Play is similar to the first game. Players roll two dice. They add the numbers of the two dice and then cross off that number from their game page. The first one to cross off all of their numbers is the winner.
If your grandchildren live far away, you can either print up several game pages and mail them to your grandchildren. (It’s always fun to get something from grandma in the mail.) If you want, you could also send some dice along with their printed game pages. You can buy 12 green one for only $5.15 here.
Or, you can download my PDF files and e-mail them to your grandchildren to print and use.
Happy playing. May the luck of the Irish be with ye.