DIY - Paint Chip Game!

Posted on August 3, 2011 | By kayla
Homemade Early Childhood Kids Game
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We love this idea from Alphamom! If you have any old paint chips lying around, consider creating a custom board game for your kiddos! Start by brainstorming a list of actions for each square. Include things like...

  • Turn around 3 times.
  • Hop on one foot.
  • Give clues about your favorite animal and have your classmates guess what it is.
  • Pretend to be your favorite animal.
  • Whisper a secret phrase to the player on your left. Pass it around the circle in a game of "Telephone".

[NOTE: The possibilities for your game squares are truly endless! While the items listed above are more 'fun', consider including 'educational/review' squares as well to assess your kiddos' knowledge of the concepts/topics you've been discussing at home or in the classroom. Things like - identify the sight word on the playing square, solve the math problem, list several facts about the rainforest, etc.]

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Counting. Gross motor skills. Creativity. There are so many skills that can be fostered through a customized game for the home or classroom! Head on over to Alphamom to see how their game came together and get started on your own homemade fun!

About kayla

Happily authoring posts about lesson plans, crafts, unique bulletin board ideas, and other helpful resources for SupplyMe since 2008.