Balance Dice

child doing yoga

Use the KIDDO Balance Dice print-out to explore new ways to balance!

Set up

Print off the balance dice from the Take-Home Resources tab (or download PDF from this page). Cut out the dice outline and stick the tabs together to create the dice.

How to play
Step 1:
  • Once you've constructed your dice, give it a roll!
Step 2:
  • Follow the balance pose that the dice lands on
Step 3:
  • Roll again, throw it further or try and do cool spinning tricks with the dice!
Make it easier
  • Show the child how to do the balance
Make it harder
  • Write a time (e.g 8/5/10 seconds) on each face, the first roll determines which balance pose to hold, the second roll determines how long it must be held for
  • If playing with someone else, if you correctly guess what face it lands on, the other person has to do the balance, not you
Activity information
Age: 2-3 years, 3-5 years, Kindergarten / Pre-school, Foundation, Year 1
Participants: 1 +
Equipment: KIDDO Balance Dice - or make your own!
Duration: 5 minutes
Skill focus
Explore these skills for teaching tips
Skill teaching

When balancing, encourage children to follow the balance teaching cues;

  1. Head up
  2. Aeroplane arms
  3. Eyes forward looking at something ahead of them e.g. tree
Physical literacy tips
  • Have fun constructing your dice - use textas, glitter, or print it out on coloured paper!
  • Make your own balance dice with new poses!