What kid doesn’t love a board game? My first grade class made one in school the other day and the kids had so much fun with it – both making it and playing it. One of the moms came up with the idea and sent in the board and the play doh shape cutters for us. She also sent in a board they had made at home as an example. For a board, we used a tri-fold display board. You can find these at your local department store.
We made game pieces out of play doh. I made them pick a shape and a color so everyone’s is different. We could’ve made them different shapes in the same color or all the same shape in different colors. Then we let them harden for a couple days.
We drew a pencil path on the board and adjusted it to fit our game pieces.
When we had it just right, I traced it with sharpie and labeled the start and finish.
We added bridges (some advancing you and one making you go back). We also added some activities. I had each kid pick one thing – we have 5 sit-ups, 4 push-ups, 5 second plank, and 5 jumping jacks. Then I let them color a section of the board any way they wanted.
It doesn’t take too long to get around the board and the activities are things that are easy for them, but also good for them. For older kids, the board could be more intricate – smaller game pieces, more bridges, harder activities. It can easily be tailored to any age.