To make these quick DIY board games I used dot painters to make the paths (10 dots each).
You could also use stickers or stamps to make your path. I then drew quick Christmas shapes at the end. B chose the “guys” he wanted to use for the game and grabbed some dice.
We rolled and our guys raced to the snowman (or tree or candy). I love how quick these games are to play and that they hold B’s attention. After we played together for awhile, he worked independently and set up one guy on each board and had them race to the end to see who would win.
To be honest, I made these really fast using construction paper. I didn’t want to spend a lot of time or use my scrapbooking materials before I knew if he was interested in playing them or not. Now that I know he enjoys them, I’m going to make a few new ones after Christmas using cardstock, stamps, stickers etc.
For older children, use more than 10 dots and/or encourage them to make their own board game!