Big. Foam. Dice.

Again Target. You’ve done it again.

I’ve had this dice for quite some time but am just starting to unlock it’s potential. It’s a dry erase die with 12 cards that are interchangeable on the face of each side. Although it’s not the most sturdy, it sure is fun!

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Here are some of the way’s I’ve been using this in session:

  • Write down instruments on each side. What you roll is what you play! I usually use this with a generic “instrument playing” song that is simple and easy.
  • Write down emotions on each side. When checking in at the beginning of the session, roll the die and discuss the emotion that was landed on.
    • Or when an emotion is rolled, work with the client to find a song that they think matches that emotion. This is a great way to explore the clients unique emotional attachment to music.
  • Use the die to make other games harder. I write down colors on each side and use this to roll for a block in Jenga. It’s a great way to make Musical Jenga more challenging!
  • Roll for turns! When turn-taking is difficult, this can come in handy. Number 1-6 and your rolled number is where you stand in line.
  • If you have set interventions for your particular session, you can give the client an opportunity for choice (or luck) by rolling the die to determine the order of interventions!
    • Also, it’s a great way to gauge the clients reactions to what is first and what is last. For instance, “Oh Susie, I noticed that you cringed when that landed on 1, meaning the songwriting intervention was first. What does that mean?
    • Use this information to open up a discussion about why they don’t like certain interventions and why they do like others. A great way to get feedback!
  • Use as a songwriting tool! Write Verse, Chorus, and Bridge on the sides and use the roll as a way to determine what to write next, or to determine the format of the song.
  • Song Choice- Gather information about the client’s favorite songs. Write those down on each side. When working on a particularly difficult goal, engage the client by rolling to the die to determine a highly preferred song to pair the intervention with!
  • Write movements on each side to get some dance/movement fun happening in your session!

Oh gosh, I feel like there are so many more. What are your dice ideas? Shoot me a comment here or over on Instagram and share away! I love hearing your ideas!

Kate

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