educational game that lets kids act silly and encourages imaginative
I love to create games. One day, when I was working on a card game
called Alpha Playing Cards, my two young daughters who couldnít read
that well at the time said, "Why donít you make a game we can
play?" So, to get them out of my hair for a little while I had them
help me create a game. I gave them some coins for their playing piece,
and a die. One of my daughters preferred to use a doll shoe for her
playing piece instead, and then my other daughter had to find something
to be her piece. I had them help me color in the game, which they
enjoyed doing and also made the game a little more colorful. Originally
The Silly Game was just a lot of circles attached together to form a
never ending chain. Written in each circle was something that a player
had to do when she landed on it. My plan to get them out of my hair
wasnít quite a success, but we did have a lot of fun that day.
We made a few revisions since the first game, but the idea
behind the game is still there. Now there are four categories designated
by four symbols. Circle-make a face, Square-make a sound or noise,
Triangle-do an activity, and Star-make believe you are something.
Players move their pieces around the board and do what the spaces say.
There is a picture in each space that goes along with the activity. The
first player to land on two of each of the four categories wins the
My copy made from the graphics here.
Note: It still needs to be colored in with some crayons, but that's
part of the fun.
If you would like to make your own copy of The Silly
Game here are the pdf files below
The Silly Game pdf