We're doing a Very Hungry Caterpillar play tomorrow so we decided to make that the theme for the board game as well.
I found a free story sequencing printable and printed out four copies.
KayCee cut them up and stuck them on to some coloured card.
I used some images I'd bought from PC Crafter (web site no longer trading, hence, no link) and printed them out to decorate the board and KayCee stuck white paper onto a piece we'd cut from a brown card board box.
We stuck the leaves and decorations on the board, alternating the non Q leaves with the Q leaves.
We left it all to dry overnight and while it was drying, I printed out some questions and answers that I found on The Telegraph site. I copied and pasted them into Excel then added the answer to the end of the question. I then got Ant to show me how to use Microsoft Word to print them out, business card size, using the mail merge option.
KayCee wrote the rules on a sheet of paper then we collected four small stones from the garden, stuck a different sticker on each one then gave them a coat of varnish for added protection.
We pinched a die from another game then got it all set up for her, Ella, Daddy and Granddad to play.
The game is for 2-4 teams, each team consisting of an adult and a child.
The aim is to be the first to collect all the cards in the set, starting with the caterpillar and ending with the butterfly. The first to turn into a butterfly is the winner.
You earn the cards by answering the questions correctly when you land on a 'Q' leaf.
Everyone seemed to enjoy it; they even played it twice!
Adding this old post to Magic Moments. We loved making this board game and I think we're going to design another one this week as we haven't done any crafting for a while :)