I’ve realized over the past few CC years that I’m a game person. I know that when you find the fun in something, snap…the job’s a game! Thank you Mary Poppins. Finding fun in chores is great and all, but I adore actual games. They provide a needed break for learning minds, while still reviewing information. As such, I have a bin full of review games that I play in my CC classroom and at home.
*excuse the marker smudges on the desk — I have a 7 year-old boy*
My Lego loving munchkins enjoy this game tremendously. It’s easy, only requires a printed game board (free printable here!), a few Lego bricks, a die and a minifigure for each player. All stuff you probably have already. Woo-hoo!
Instructions are included with the printable game board. Just ask a review question, roll the dice and proceed around the board, collecting Legos for your tower as you go. Enjoy! Print Lego Game Board and Instructions
Does anyone else feel like they LIVE in their vehicle? Between soccer, swim lessons, orthodontics appointments, birthday parties, family events and church it seems we are constantly on the go. We generally fill up the down time in waiting rooms etc. with a book, but even my kids want something to do besides read occasionally. No really. It’s true.
Enter this great little Lego on the Go idea from Fun at Home with Kids. She popped a few basic Lego pieces into a small container that fits in her purse along with great bright templates of completed Lego towers made from the pieces in the container. Genius.
You can download all the template cards from her website, and one of her readers even created blank (uncolored) template cards so you can create your own colors if you don’t happen to have the ones needed for her cards.
I am super high-class, so a Ziploc sandwich bag is serving as my on the go container. I may eventually pick something up from the dollar store that’s a little sturdier. Honestly? Probably not. Ziploc for the win!