Look what we did today!
UPDATE: Now you can download the patterns, instructions and ideas for this wall game by clicking here. Enjoy!
We’ve been having fun with word families and rhyming lately and I thought I’d step it up a bit with a holiday themed wall game. I love wall games. More importantly, so do the kids!
Here’s a side view where you can see the brads sticking out from the surface of the poster board. We just barely pushed them through. Just enough that we could bend a portion of the back over and then we taped over the back to keep the brads standing proud.
I gave the kids a tag punch that I found in my craft supplies and let them go to town with some scrap paper and some white card stock. I then glued the pretty tags to the white ones to make them good and sturdy. Putting those strings on 60+ tags took the longest and, if I were to do this again, I would probably purchase pre-strung tags to save about an hours work.
I programmed the back (white) side of each tag with a word that matched the word endings that I put on the presents (also cut from scrap patterned paper).
Here you can see the game in progress. With three children, I expect it will take us a few days or maybe even longer to finish this game. I’ll have them each take three turns a day for a while and see how that goes. They certainly had fun today!
The presents are a simple shape cut from patterned paper and then I drew just three lines to give them dimension. I used a bow shape to program the presents with the word endings. If we want to, we can change up the endings or even the purpose of this game by putting new bows on with numbers as answers to math problems on the tags, or really any kind of matching game you can think of!