Heather - posted on 05/02/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
So this is a neat idea I thought.
two pieces of blank paper (printer paper works great!)
an empty file folder
So you take the two pieces of paper and draw a path on them with squares (like in candy land) In each square draw a shape (diamonds, circles or triangles).
When you are done, have your child color it.
Help your child glue it into the file folder so when the folder is open it's a gameboard!
Use the coins as your markers. You can say, I'm the penny, and your the nickel
This game helps with counting, addition (if you use 2 dice for older kids), shapes (always say what shape you land on) and coin recognition!