Life Size Board Game

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We loved this giant take on a board game, using our own bodies as the playing pieces! It’s a great way to burn off some physical energy indoors, plus work on counting skills, turn taking, and playing a game by the rules.

To set up your “board” all you need is painter’s tape. I made squares around the carpet in a pattern for us to move forward. If you want to make the game a bit more complex, add another shape (such as diamonds) that mean “move back one space.”

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I threw together a very quick giant dice by taping construction paper on the sides of a tissue box and adding pips with a sharpie. If you have the time, glue on your construction paper for a more elegant look!

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Now it was time to toss the dice. Travis delighted in throwing the giant cube.

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He was quicker than I would have guessed at counting the pips, yelling out the numbers and then taking proud giant steps from square to square.

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We have a winner!

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We also played a version using big toy cars in a car race, driving them the right number of spaces forward with each roll.

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If you create a giant board game, please share any variations or ideas in the comments, we’d love to hear!

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