Monday, 17 January 2011

Streams and Vines board game

L loves to play games or do activities after dinner and before bed.  I've been wanting to do a variation on Snakes and Ladders for ages and after seeing one in the store for $19.00!! I was spurred on to finally create it.
Our version is called Streams and Vines( including one waterfall).  The little girls(cut out from a cute Christmas card)have to make their way home, sometimes getting a shortcut by climbing the vines and other times getting a setback by flowing down the stream or if they're really unlucky falling down the waterfall!
 I wanted to make up a game for L to practice her counting but also added the element of some cards for her to practice her reading as well.  The cards say things like "Get on a frog and hop back three spots" , " Get a ride on the bird to the nest" or "Move up 4 spots".
This game was so simple to make and the best part was it was totally free!!  I just painted a piece of cardboard, cut some paper up for the cards, used a frog, needle felted bird and die we already had and recycled the little girls from an old Christmas card.  L loves it and after the first couple of games has got the hang of it.

4 comments:

huana said...

Great idea,creativ and cheap.Love it.Have to make one (or more?) by my self!

Nicole said...

Great idea!

Mommy Moment said...

Such a creative idea. You should win an award for your creativity!

Hope you are staying warm on your end of Canada, we're freezing here at -45 with the wind chill...brrr.

Drinking tea and reading may favorite blogs, couldn't be happier!

Lisa C said...

I totally love LOVE this. Can I steal your idea for my little boy? Although he's just getting the hang of Candyland, not sure he'd really get it.

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