Monday, March 12, 2012

DIY Rainbow Board Game

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Today's activity has been a smashing success with my son... so I had to share.

We've been playing it for two days now.

It is basically a compilation of loads of fun St. Patrick's Day activities that we love.

I am sharing the printable game board pieces that I made below. They aren't really complex, so you could easily make your own personalized game board with some rainbow cardstock and a Sharpie.

The goal of the game is to toss the rainbow plate "bean bag" onto the game board. When it lands, you read the activity, and then get started doing it!

You could play this game over and over again. We start it up every time we have some downtime at the house.

Materials Needed:
  • Game board pieces
  • Rainbow colored cardstock
  • Painters tape
  • Paper Plate
  • Markers
  • Large dried beans
  • Stapler
If you missed it above, you can download our Printable Game Board Pieces here.

1. Print out or make gameboard pieces and tape them to the floor.

2. Create a rainbow paper plate "bean bag"
  • Fold paper plate in half
  • Draw rainbow on one side
  • Fill with large beans
  • Staple or tape the opened edges to seal them

3. Play the game!
  • Have your child stand on one end of the board
  • Throw the rainbow 'bean bag" onto the board
  • Read what the game board piece says
  • Do what the game board piece says
  • Throw the bean bag again!

Here are a few pictures I managed to snap while we were playing this weekend...

  1. Create a Toy Rainbow (we did one in a circle, triangle, and a rainbow shape)
  2. Read a St. Patrick's Day Book- we loved The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow by Sean Callahan
  3. Go on a Pot o' Gold Hunt
  4. Shamrock Bowling (shamrock stickers on bowling pins)
Some other activities included in our game are listed below... What else would you add? What are your favorite St. Patrick's Day activities?

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