Wednesday, February 23, 2011

knock knock

who's there?
owl who?
owl be sad if you don't let me play!

my kids love knock knock jokes 
and they also love board games-not hard when their dad is a certified board game geek lol

also being a teacher i was after a simple learn the colours game for my littlest ones to play and thought what better than to use what resources i have to make my own game
the cute owl from the new punch bunch sale-a-bration set was perfect for the job
so i set to work

 i recycled a tin from some retired su xmas stickers and covered it with dsp, whisper white cut from the scallop square die, a strip of dsp run through a crimper and, of course, an owl!
the game boards are a square of dsp, a scallop square of whisper white and 4 different coloured owls which i then laminated so it would be a tad more durable with those little fingers using it 
(plus it would make it too hard for little miss 1 to pick off the owls-lord knows she has tried already hahaha).
the games pieces are different coloured owls punched out and then laminated. 
on the back of the owls i have also written the names of the colours in english and maori as an extension for my older kids

 here they all are in their tin-easy to pack up and put away and not lose the my dreams lol
ah well.... at least it is easy to re-produce aye?!!!

the rules are very simple. 
pick up an owl-if it matches one of yours you keep it. 
if not, put it back. 
when you have all 4 you are the winner! 
for the bigger kids they have to read the english words, spell them 
and say the equivalent maori word.
hmm tricky

now all i need to do is think of some other ways i could make some games with my stamps
any ideas?

cheers ears


Dani said...

I challenge you to make an ABC book Clare :D

Carol Dunstan said...

clever! But the colours aren't just straight "green", "brown" etc... I challenge you to remake this and translate the SU! colour names into Maori :-P

KayJ said...

Hoot Hoot Hootray I say.

Just lovely


Kathy Bradley said...

You are so clever, Clare! What a cute game for the kids! I think I say that every time I leave a comment! Hope all is well for you and your adorable kids and hubby!

Karen said...

Super duper what a fantastic idea, might need to use this one. Look forward to the ABC book.

Kim Tonnet said...

Way cool Clare. You're such a consistent talent. Best wishes for the teaching jobs - all kids should be so lucky to have a teacher like you. Hope to see you sometime soon. Luv KimT