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Big Board Game Day 2017 (with printable games)

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Big Board Game Day 2017 (with printable games)

This morning was our Big Board Game Day Workshop. We invited parents to come and play and make board games to help raise money for NSPCC.

We made our own board games with numbers to ten and played board games too.

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Board games are a great way to help teach turn taking, counting and matching colours. Different board games can help to teach different skills too. We focused on numbers to ten in our board games to help the children with counting skills.

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You can download and print the games we played today here –  board games. You can use anything you want for counters like use small toys, characters or even pebbles.

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Thank you to everybody who came, find out more about the great cause you are supporting with Big Board Game Day here

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Pirate Board Games

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Pirate Board Games

In nursery we love a competition. At the moment our favourite thing is to get into teams and play board games.

 

First we had to learn how to play the games. We rolled the dice, counted the spots and moved our character that many. Some children chose to use the numbered dice instead…

We played some games where it was a race to the finish and other games where we had to get the most treasure. We used a number track to keep track of who had the most treasure.

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Then we made our own games using maps.

We thought of ideas to write on the cards. We had to think of some ways to add more treasure and some to take treasure away. Both teams were very keen on the idea of taking each others’ treasure!

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Next we might need to work on being good winners!

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Board games are a great way to teach children lots of skills. We learnt about following instructions, taking turns and working in a team. We learnt lots of maths skills by counting the spots on the dice, matching numbers and amounts and counting on. We thought about whether we needed to add or take away as we picked up the challenge cards. The children even started to work out who would win based on what they rolled.

Why not play board games at home?

Dice or spinner games are great for teaching maths skills. A lot of board games involve counting, turn taking and following instructions and are a fun way to teach children these skills.