Heads or Tails with Dot

By Chris R.

Play Ideas

Use Dot as a fun alternative to the coin flip.

What you'll need:

  • Dot
Set up Time

10 minutes

Supplies
  • A friend or two!

Mission:

Use Dot to help settle an argument or decide who gets the last cookie. And while you’re at it, use animal noises for your heads and tails. Once the program is set up, toss Dot into the air and see who wins!

Setup:

  1. Select your favorite animal noises from the ones available in Blockly. Just make sure the two contestants choose different sounds.

  2. Press Dot’s top button. Toss Dot into the air and catch it. If you hear your sound first, you win!

Play Options:

Go App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Path App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Blockly App

Suggested for Ages: 8+

We used Blockly and the cat and dog sounds for our game of Heads and Tails with Dot. You can set it up for a single round or multiple rounds. You can also add additional players, which is something you can’t do in a regular coin toss.

Xylo App

Suggested for Ages: 5+