The directions for playing this game are included with the download but I've also placed them below so that you have additional information on printing and preparing your game board.It also includes some printing recommendations because unless you have an extra large printer this cannot be printed on a normal SIZE printer. See below for the details.
Printable Order Contains:
1 Game Board - 12” x 12”
30 Sentence Cards - 3.5” x 2”
30 Game Piece Circles - 1”
8 1/2” x 11” Directions
The purpose of this printable board game is to encourage children to read, display good behavior, do homework or encourage any other positive behavior. It offers rewards as well as encourages education and works best for children in 1st grade and older.
The rewards on the board include:
Kiss: a Hershey Kiss or chocolate.
Clay Day: buy some inexpensive air dry clay or playdough if you prefer and allow a day of “clay” play.
Slumber Party: allow your kid(s) to sleep on the living room floor, your bedroom floor or other.
Parents Your Waiter: Tell your kids that if they need a drink, a snack or a toy that you will get it for them for the day.
Dinner: Kids dinner choice tonight.
.50 cents or $1: financial reward
The point of the board game is to go around as many times as they can. I tell my kids that for every 10 pages they read they get to move a space. We write their names in the middle of the board and leave a tally mark every time they make a lap around the board. When they make 10 laps they get a surprise which doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. The nice thing about this board game is that it offers some additional education.
If the child lands on a Spelling Street they have to spell the word of the picture in that space. If they are able to do that they can move ahead an additional space. If they land on Math Street they need to solve the math problem and then they can move ahead an additional space. If they land on Vowel Ave and they can name a vowel they can move ahead an additional space. If they land on TIME OUT they do not move ahead the next day. If they land on DRAW A CARD then they will draw a sentence card, read the sentence and identify the vowels in the sentence.
Printing and preparing:
Because the board game and the sentence cards are larger then a normal print at 12” x 12“ I sent my board game to Staples and had it printed there. The directions and circle game pieces can be printed on 8 1/2” x 11”. I also had mine laminated to last longer.
If you are feeling REALLY enthusiastic you could get a thin sheet of inexpensive aluminum from the hardware store and attach the printed laminated sheet to the aluminum then put magnets on your game pieces. Then you can hang it instead of have it take up table space. I also had the cards laminated as well.