Imagine the fun you and your family will have re-living your memories from your special day each time you play!
Supplies You Need to Make the Game:
Card Stock PaperGlue
Colored Paper or colored stickers to create spaces on the map
*Optional: Posterboard, Foam Board, or an old game board (see below section on preserving your map and then decide what you want to use for this)
*Optional: Mod Podge
Supplies You Need to Play the Game:
Game markers for each player (see below for options on what you can use/make)
Pencil and Paper
Cards (You will create these as shown below)
To Make the Board:
- Take the map to a copy shop and have it laminated and either play on it just as it is or glue it to a posterboard or foam board.
- Attach the map to a posterboard or foam board using Mod Podge to cover and protect it.
- Attach the map to an old board game board, using Mod Podge, if you can find one that is the right size. You can get old board games at thrift stores or garage sales.
I wanted to incorporate several different types of activities into my game. I love games that get us all thinking, laughing, and even moving when possible. This will do all of those things!
You will need to make action cards in 4 categories to coordinate with the 4 colors.
Red = Trivia
Blue = Challenge
Green =Act It Out (charades)
Yellow = Draw It (Pictionary)
Challenge Cards: These can be either questions that get you thinking or things to get you moving. For example: Hop around the room like a kangaroo, run around like a cheetah, balance on one leg like a flamingo for 10 seconds, name 3 animals from Australia, name 3 brown animals, name a movie that has a monkey in it, etc…
Act It Out Cards: Just list words or phrases related to the theme of your map for the players to act out.
Draw It Cards: Just list words or phrases for the player to draw while the others guess.
You can use the Microsoft Word program to create your cards. I think a business card size would be perfect so you will need to open up a template for business cards. I included a document below that is a template for a business card that you can use if you are unsure how to open a template. When you are done creating the cards you can print them onto card stock paper and cut them out.
If you want to make it even easier, you can purchase a pack of Avery business cards and print directly onto them. They are perforated so you can easily take them apart and separate them. If you are going to use the business cards you will want to follow the directions on the package to use the template that corresponds to the cards you purchased.
I would print on both sides so your question is on one side and the other side has the words: Trivia, Challenge, Charade, and Pictionary listed with the font in the coordinated color. Another option would be to print labels with the 4 categories and just stick them onto the front of your cards after you print on them.
Game Markers for Each Player:
You will also need game markers for each player. You could use game markers from another game you already have.
Paste the images you want to use into a Word doc. You will need 2 of each image.
Place the images side by side. Double click on 2nd image and then select the option to flip the image horizontally so that you create a mirror image (see screenshot).
Leave a few lines of space in between each of your images.
Print them on card stock and then cut them out, when you cut the image out, leave a square tab of paper underneath the image so that you can glue the two images back to back and fold the tabs out away from each other to create a stand. See photo for example:
The Rules of the Game:
- Start at the beginning and roll the die/dice (I would use one, unless you would like the game to go very quickly) to determine the number of spaces you can move.
- Pick a card to correspond with the color space you land on and comply with the action on the card, if you are unable to complete the action, answer the question, or no one guesses your charade or drawing then you lose a turn on the next round.
- If you land on a space next to the bathroom signs then you are on a potty break and lose a turn.
- The first person to go around the board and make it to the exit wins.
What are you waiting for Super Mom, get started on your game and plan a surprise family game night!