23 May 2013
Home made board game
What to do with somewhat sick kids on a chilly windy day? How about making your own board game?
We started with an A3 piece of heavy paper. I drew a track and Miss 3 coloured it in to match the activities for each square:
Pink - Go forward x spaces
Light blue - Take a "Spot What" card
Yellow - Take a "Charades" card
Purple - Maths roll
Red - Go back x spaces
Orange - Take a short cut
Green - Give someone a hug
Dark Green - Have and extra turn
Dark Blue - no action.
For the maths roll we rolled 3 die and add the numbers together.
Spot what cards were about 10 cards with tasks like
- that uses electricity
Charades cards had really simple words on them with a (fairly mediocre) hand drawn picture. Simple enough that Miss 4 could figure them out by herself, letting Mr 5 and me both be guessers. E.g. Hat, swim, cat, jump, monkey, flower, etc.
Both kids had a go at making their own board games, but honestly found it a bit too much of a challenge, even with help. However they very much enjoyed playing the one we'd made together.