educational game that lets kids act silly and encourages
imaginative game play.
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
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 game.
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