Quick DIY Board Games

To make these quick DIY board games I used dot painters to make the paths (10 dots each).
Quick DIY Board Games

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.

Quick DIY Board Games

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!
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  • Reply Our Little Family

    Ohhh, this would be a PERFECT thing for one our activity bags when we’re out and about at dinners or such. I’m totally making this!

    And, yes, feel free to use whatever you want from my blog! Thanks for asking! 🙂

    Have I told you how much I love your layout???

    December 24, 2009 at 4:53 am
  • Reply Elise

    I love how simple this is make. Often, the simplest ideas are the best.

    It’s marvelous that B set up his own game and was happy to play independently.

    December 24, 2009 at 5:47 am
  • Reply Adriana

    This has so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing!

    December 24, 2009 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Julie

    What a fun and simple game that can be used for any holiday! Thanks for the idea!!

    December 27, 2009 at 3:18 am
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