Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sticks & Dots Printable Game {Practical Mondays #43}


The days are TOO hot and WAY TOO long. (Imagine my 5 year old falls off to sleep at the same time as I do?). Hot & long days demand some creativity to keep kids busy! Especially if Snakes & Ladders & Uno have bored you out of your mind. So gather whatever you have, and invent challenges! Cotton swabs, craft sticks, magnetic dots from some other game, tubes, styrofoam balls, pipes, cubes, dice, legos, stickers, sticks; you can make simple pattern cards with coloured pens and some paper.

Practical Mom: Sticks & Dots Printable Game, Keep Kids Busy!

Stuff needed to play

  • Coloured craft sticks
  • Coloured dots (or whatever you have!)
  • DIY pattern cards (I made sets using 4/5/6 sticks/dots in each)

Rules & How

  • Set the timer (1 minute for 4 stick cards & 1.5 minutes for 5 & 6 stick ones) and have each player pick one card 
  • They need to collect the corresponding coloured sticks & dots and make the pattern, before the timer goes off!
  • The one to finish first gets 10 points
  • The others get 5 points if they finish before the timer goes off
  • After all cards are exhausted, the player with maximum points wins!

Practical Mom: Sticks & Dots Printable Game, Keep Kids Busy!
fits in a tiny box (or a ziploc bag!)

Practical Mom: Sticks & Dots Printable Game, Keep Kids Busy!





My guinea pigs thoroughly enjoyed the game and the only problem was that the cards finished too soon! Will prepare a larger set for the next round (Have made 36 cards in the printable!). In case you're wondering where we got the dots from, it was from the Play Panda Magnetic Puzzle gifted to us on christmas! They're adorable and come in triangles & squares too.



Practical Mom: Sticks & Dots Printable Game, Keep Kids Busy!


 





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Practical Mom: Sticks & Dots Printable Game, Keep Kids Busy!
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24 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting each week! My son looks at the map on our blog, follows comments and visits other sites with me. It's so fun to see him learning about geography and becoming interested in learning new things because he sees other children in a/your post!!

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    1. How cute! last week my son was scrolling down pinterest and saying let's do this mama! Wouldn't it be nice if they figure out what to do themselves every day ;)

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  2. Oh, that looks like a fun magnet set! I bet my kids would love that.

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  3. What a great idea - and portable too!

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    1. I know! That cute little box fit snugly in my backpack :)

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  4. This is an interesting game set. I'm sure the kids would it and the colors are beautiful.
    Thanks for the linkup
    Have a good week

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  5. It's awfully hot here, too, but we just had a bunch of big storms here tonight, so I'm hoping tomorrow we won't get out of the 70s! Have a great week!

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  6. Great games, I had something like this but it was fuzzy shapes that you had to make into little pictures. #MarvMondays

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  7. This is such a cute idea! I teach our preschool class at the homeschool co-op, and they would love this. I'm stopping by from the Mommy Monday linkup. :-)

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    1. Glad to know tht! It's better to played within the same age group, or else the older kids can be way faster than the younger ones !

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  8. Looks like a great game #bigpinklink

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  9. New to this linkup - thanks for hosting!!

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  10. What a super easy and fun idea! I love it!
    Perfect for group activities.
    Thanks so much for joining in #BigPinkLink
    x

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  11. How fun!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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