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Author:  pim [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Creating a boardgame, who can give some input?:)

I create in photoshop the following boardgame:
http://www.betekenis-babynamen.nl/-/sch ... me-new.jpg

A play it for example with +/- 4 children(5 year olds).
They have to throw the dice, if the land on an image, they have to say the word. If they got it wrong, they have to go back to where they came from.
I played it last week for the first time, and they love.

Now I'm trying to add more activities to make them talk, like:
- sing a song
- count to 10
- what do you like
- say the alfabet

I wonder if anyone has any good ideas to help me? And maybe I can help you with this game. I also gave it to the parents so they can play it at home.

(I teach in vietnam btw)

Author:  mesmark [ Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:10 pm ]
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board games are great. I use them a lot. It looks and sounds like yours has been successful.

One thing to make it more "advanced" would be to have them use the words instead of just say the words. Asking them to dance or sing a song is fun but I'd be worried a bit about making them self conscious. However, helping them to use the word in a sentence might help them build speaking confidence.

Good luck with the activity!

Author:  Kiwione [ Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Creating a boardgame, who can give some input?:)

another idea for making (large) board (type) game is making a large one using full size flashcards arranged like a path. Make a few "Go back 2 cards" or "Have an extra turn" etc to spice it up. This works well with all but large classes.
The good thing is you don't need any special board, and you can use the flashcards from your normal lesson. (Just arrange what type of challenge for them when they land on it)
its very verstile and a fun way fresh way to do it

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