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.
A "tube story" to go with Five Green and Speckled Frogs! Staple the pieces around a paper towel tube. Turn them up as you sing the song. Singing is a fun way to reinforce counting skills with your little one. Learning can be fun!