Pin Literacy- Read Cluck o' Clock by Kes Gray before activity. It is about telling time. Students use the hula hoop clock on the board and create the time given. The students are on teams and are racing to see who can put up the correct time first.
Simple solution to all your dice problems! Stick two dice in a small tupperware container. Have the children shake the container and look at the dice. No "throwing" dice or losing them either. I will probably use foam dice as they are noiseless.