In our recent Brainstorm Session for the 2017 Summer Camps, my assistant came up with a game we're calling Dance Dice. The name might not be that exciting but the game is SO FUN!
What is it?
The short version: 2 dice. The first with 6 different sets of numbers (15, 20, 25, 30, 45, and 50 seconds), and the second with 6 different dances...
You roll both dice, and dance the move and time they tell you.
How to make them (sorry we were so excited we didn't take photos):
What you need:
6 colors of felt
Plain cotton or muslin
Step 1: Cut two 5"x5" pieces of each color felt
Step 2: Cut the number sets you will sew on out of different colors of felt (15, 20, 25, 30, 45, and 50), stitch the numbers to the felt. Use one of each color felt, and make sure to use contrasting colors for the numbers. (You can glue them on instead)
Step 3: 2 options here.. Cut 6 1" pieces of velcro, and stitch one loop (the soft side) piece to each of the remaining pieces of felt.
Or you can stitch a plain piece of cotton fabric and write the dance moves directly on the cube.
Step 4: Now sew your cubes together, leaving a hole to turn right side out.
Step 5: Stuff the cubes. We used leftover scraps from other projects because I am trying to minimize my waste. When you do this, it helps to cut the scraps a bit smaller to make sure it's not lumpy. Stitch up the hole.
Step 6: We made our dance moves removable so we can use the dice for other activities, but you can write your moves directly on the dice.
For the removable moves: you need 12 pieces of muslin cut 4"x2", and 6 pieces of cardboard 3 3/8" x 1 3/8".
Stitch the hook side of velro to the center of 6 pieces of muslin. Sew together 3 sides of a piece of muslin with velcro, to a piece without velcro (right sides together- velcro on inside). Now flip right side out, slide in your cardboard, and close up the hole.
You can make this with any dance moves but our top picks were:
-The Running Man (pictured above- can be done the old school or new way!)
-Whip and Nae Nae (We misspelled it on the Dice!!)
Other contenders were:
- The shopping cart
- The mashed potato
- The Dab
- Electric Slide
- The Sprinkler