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".