Exercise Dice

This homemade game is an easy way to make exercise fun! Plus, you can challenge your kids’ imaginations, writing skills, and fine-motor skills as you make it.


  • 2 large styrofoam blocks
  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Tape
  • Clear adhesive film (optional)


  1. Measure and cut down pieces of paper to fit each side of both blocks. This will require 12 sheets, one for each side of each die.
  2. Have your children dream up six different ways to move (like run, crab walk, tip-toe, tumble, skip, and more).
  3. Using a marker, encourage your children to write one action on each piece of paper. Have them accompany the action word with a drawing depicting the action.
  4. Have them tape the action words on a square, one on each of the 6 sides.
  5. Instruct them write numbers 1-6 on the other cut pieces of paper. Make sure that there is one number per sheet of paper.
  6. Draw dots under the numbers to represent each number.
  7. Ask them to adhere the number sheets to the six sides of the other die.

To start the game, create an imaginary circle to act as a boundary.
Encourage your children to roll both dice and do that action around the circle. Try it with them! For example, if the action die lands on “Skip” and the number die lands on “2,” skip twice around the imaginary circle.
Each player should take a turn rolling the dice. The goal? Follow the directions and have fun!