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This board game is JAM-PACKED with opportunities for your 1st and 2nd graders to build money amounts. This fun dog theme design will have kiddos begging to play again. *** ANSWER KEY PROVIDED. 36 BONUS GAME CARDS offer a ton of replay potential!!
Congratulations, you have just started a dog walking business. However, you are not the only one. If you want to stay in business you must walk as many dogs as possible and make the biggest profit.
Start at the leash and roll the die to move forward. On each space you land, build the amount of money listed below the dog pictured using coins. If you can successfully build the amount listed, you keep the money as your earnings. You must keep track of your profit throughout the game. If you land on money, solve a BONUS card to get the amount shown as a tip. The player to make the biggest profit wins!
In addition to the 36 BONUS GAME CARDS!!! I have provided a page of blank cards so that you can target any skill of your choosing if you see your students struggling with a specific money skill. I have included a page of coins so that you can use if you do not have fake money (print on card stock, laminate, or have students collect and glue money on a page divided into Q, D, N, P to easily keep track of earnings- you decide). I have also provided a white and orange polka-dot background so that you can back the cards with this cute design.
*Recommended for 2-5 players. Answer key included. Numbers 19-36 require students to build the amount listed on the card using different combinations. I suggest having students use real/fake coins then record their answers like this (e.g. $0.27- 3 N, 1 D, 2 P). Alternatively you could have them draw out the coins and label then with Q, D, N, P. Great activity for centers!
die (if you would like the game to last longer, I recommend using/making a die with smaller numbers 1,2,3,4).
pawns for each player
game cards (provided: money cards). *I have provided a sheet of blank game cards that fit within the “game card” section of the board so you can create cards that target any number of skills. This is an open-ended board game, so you can target math, science, etc by making cards that target a specific skill set. This game has a ton of replay potential!
Print out the 2-page game board and paste into a file folder. Print game cards. I suggest printing the game cards and laminating so that they last for years to come and students can write on them. Player 1 rolls the die, moves that number of spaces ahead and lands on a dog. The player must write down the amount he/she earns for walking the dog- I also suggest that the student collect this amount using fake/real money (PAPER MONEY INCLUDED BUT NOT REQUIRED-print additional copies as needed. I suggest printing on card stock or laminating to make it last longer). Player 2 takes his turn and the game continues. Every turn the player must keep track of his/her total profit. There are several “tips” laying around the board. The student can collect the tip after correctly solving a BONUS game card. The player to make the biggest profit wins. After the game is over, have students put the game cards in a stack so the game is ready for the next group of players. Enjoy!