Stamping Dice

My kids love to stamp anything and everything.  Today they decided a simple Stamping Dice Activity, which became a great lesson in early math.

Stamping with Dice

We make our own stamp pads, which is really simple.  All you need is felt, a plastic plate or lid, acrylic paint and salt.  Cut the felt into a circle to fit the bottom of your plate. Squeeze a small amount of acrylic paint onto the plate, sprinkle with a bit of salt and stir.  The salt will make the acrylic more fluid and easier to stamp with.  Don’t use to much salt or it will become too runny.  Lay the felt over the paint and let it absorb into the felt.

Stamping with Dice Quick, easy prep and your stamp pad is ready to go.  It is also reusable, which I love.  Just simply rinse the felt out lay flat to dry.  You can use tempera paint as well, I just like acrylics.

Stamping with Dice

We made the plus, minus and equals signs by cutting up foam stickers to the right shape.  Foam stickers work great because they have depth and are already sticky.  We stuck the foam math signs onto dice and started stamping.

Stamping with Dice


Stamping with Dice

We also worked with the little ones on number sequencing.  I love when the kids can learn while playing.

Stamping with Dice

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33 thoughts on “Stamping Dice

  1. What a great idea!!! What a fun way to introduce math to the kids! I will definitely be trying this (and thank you so much for tip on how to make your own stamp pad!)

  2. Oh my goodness. I just found your blog this week… and I am overwhelmed!! I LOVE IT!!!!! I seriously had the hardest time deciding WHICH of your posts I wanted to feature this week! I love your latest one too with the credit cards… and the microwave puffy paint… and the ivory soap experiment… oh man… you’re going to keep this house busy!

    But, I’m excited to feature THIS POST on my weekly High Five! – but this week is a special High Ten! because I’m behind and couldn’t narrow down the choices.

    High Ten! Friday

    Thanks for the great idea!
    Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

    • Thanks so much for featuring me on your blog! We love experimenting and learning while we play. I enjoyed peeking around your creative blog, it is so fun to see what other parents are doing.

  3. I love this! I am a kindergarten teacher and this would be a great learning station activity!!!
    Thanks for sharing! :>)

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  5. Take a look at that red number five die in the IMGP0794 and what do you see besides the obvious? It’s possible to use this to make a “garden of mysical amanita muscaria mushrooms” just from this simple stamp. My son is having a go at this craft idea. He decided to also paint some of our rocks too. :-) Rubbing it in his tiny hands he says, “Mommy rock soap!”

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  9. Hi,
    We tried this activity and did not have quite as much luck with it as you did. lol. I was wondering if I could use your IMGP0809.jpg (of the rows of stamped dice addition) in my blog post about the activity? I will give you credit for the photo and link back to you in my post.


  10. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Great activity for students of all ages in special ed and I think I’ll use it in September during an activity group with students in high school who have autism. ‘Preciate your work. Karen

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