Bring out your favorite board game—Pictionary, Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, Aggravation! You already have fun playing it. Now it can be the stimulus for an even greater learning experience. Imagine your whole family gathered together around the kitchen table, laughing and sharing as you redesign that game to make it truly yours. You will be creating your own version to reflect your interests and to include the skills that are important to you.
Maybe your game will be a ride down the Nile, or a flight to the moon. The skills of your game could include arithmetic, or building stories based on whatever research cards come up, or even spelling when that just has to be done. You can make it whatever you want!
Continue reading Homespun Games: Play by Your Own Rules by Dianne Wilton, from the September-October, 2004 issue of Home Education Magazine. Support the magazine that has supported homeschooling families since 1984 with a <strong><a href=”http://www.homeedmag.com/ord/order.html”>subscription</a></strong> to <em>Home Education Magazine</em>!