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We made a homemade board game this week and it is SO much fun! It is made from a cardboard box. My son named it the Roller Coaster Game- which I think it perfect.
I taped a box closed and covered it with different colored paper and packing tape. Once it was all covered, I numbered each side of the box #’s 1-6. On side #1, I put start. Then I did different paths all around the whole box going in all kinds of directions. On side #6 I put the finish square.
To play the game, you use a game marker and one dice. Roll and move around the board. When one player gets to the edge of the board, they flip it and let everyone else’s pieces fall off the edge. They can continue on. Everyone else has to roll an odd number to get back on the board. To win, you have to have moved on all 6 sides and reach the finish first.
You could use this homemade board game for any kind of review or lessons. Add some cards (with review questions) and have some spaces say pick a card. But, it is also just a fun way to count & practice odd/even numbers.
It is simple learning game, but so much fun to play! My kids (and I) are having fun playing it together today.
great and simple – love that it is adaptable to learning almost any subject in a fun way!
Janine LaTulippe says
Such a great math activity! I love it. We are going to play this with our little animal figures. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library! Pinned.
What a great idea! I think my six-year-old would really like it.
Clever. I think when w make it we will use lego men for the board pieces 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Creative Learning.
Ginx Craft says
What a great idea! Really clever.
Vicky @ Mess For Less says
What a fun way to use a box. Love the big die.
What a great game! I love how you can flip it and knock off everyone else! You are so clever … it could be a game that sells commercially!
Hannah White says
Very creative!! Thanks for sharing this with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope to see you again today! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/02/bunnys-bento-box-eco-kids-tuesday.html
Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) says
Super clever! Thanks for linking up to TGIF!
Lacie Trinidad says
Pinning thanks for the idea found ya on sugar aunts