Ever wish you could whip up a DIY board game on the fly?
I am here to tell you a DIY board game is possible, and it’s lots of fun!
In fact, you can even set this up in under seven minutes. Grab some bright markers, dice, and let the math games begin with this rainbow board game.
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Let’s talk about board games with rules.
When you think about play, you know it can take many different forms. This here is a game with rules.
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Games with Rules teach children to wait for their turn, play fairly, and most of all, how to lose!
It sounds like a tall order.
Well, it is! Taking turns, playing fairly, and how to lose all come with practice and time. We are still in the practicing phase over here, which is a great way to keep building momentum. It is just one of our favorite indoor games for kids.
This rainbow DIY board game is a great way to reinforce these life skills!
Math games with rules are also important to prepare for Kindergarten.
In fact, according to the Common Core for Kindergarten, children will be asked to follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
We can help our children understand how to take turns and follow agreed-upon rules through games and in conversations with this DIY board game.
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Let’s get this math dice game set up!
First, tape down your white paper. Use a black marker to create the game’s outline and divide the twisted circle into small sections.
Next, use three to four “scary” stickers and place them on your board. Mark these spaces for going backward in the game.
Add three to four “happy” stickers and place them on your board. Mark these spaces for going forward in the game. Add ladders for opportunities to advance.
Place your placeholders in the start section of the game. Place a deck of cards or large dice next to the board to get the game started.
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Modify this DIY board game for one child:
Place only one placeholder at the start of the game and allow your child to roll the dice.
Invite your child to move their placeholder throughout the game board.
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