You don’t have to be a gameschooler to play games the family will love. I am not just talking about any games, but games that are larger than life. Explore these ways to make and use life-sized board games in your homeschool with this list of resources below.
You may think these life-sized board games are complicated, but after looking at this list, you may want to reconsider.
Engaging your kids in games is a way to bond with them in ways that bring a lifetime of good memories and laughs.
Life-sized board games are ways to get your kids’ attention, off the screens, and technology to good fun and excitement. The best thing about life-sized games is that there is not sitting, no laying down (for a long time, anyway) and there can be no laziness.
Giant games require full-on body movement and everyone’s undivided attention. These aren’t your ordinary board games. They need a bit of prep but will result in a world of fun.
If you have any doubts that playing games aren’t crucial in homeschool, then you may want to head over to the resources below for some insight.
They explain ways to include games in your homeschool and my view on why they are important.
Here are a few games that will be a hit with your kids, then there are a slew of other life-sized games and how-to’s to explore below.
The Rainbow Road
Are you studying rainbows or Noah’s Arc in your homeschool? This Rainbow Road life-sized board game will go great alongside your lessons. You will need some alphabet floor tiles, a printed picture of a rainbow, gold coins, dice, and some yellow stickers. You will find step-by-step instructions below:
The Rainbow Road: A Life-Sized Learning Game for Preschoolers | The Many Little Joys
Who doesn’t like a simple game of checkers? Checkers are great for critical thinking, strategy, and learning to follow the rules. This giant version of checkers makes this thinking games exciting and fun. You will need some frisbees, black and red paint, light-colored outdoor rugs, painter’s tape, and a tape measure. You can find detailed instructions below.
Life-Size Checkers | American Lifestyle Mag
Hungry, Hungry (Human) Hippos
You may need to get a few more kids or do this super fun life-sized game when there are visitors over, or for co-op. You want to enjoy this game with your friends and loved ones. For homeschool kids, this game is suitable for team building and getting them to work together – and who am I kidding? It is plain ole’ fun. You will need a few items to play, but you may already have them at home. Check out details here:
Hungry Human Hippos Game | A Thrifty Mom
Practice multiple concepts with this general life-sized board game.
You can use this game with multiplication, vocabulary words, grammar terms, and so much more.
Life-Size Board Games for Teaching Multiple Concepts | Hillary’s Teaching Adventures
Check out the resources below for different ways to make and use life-sized board games in your homeschool.
Pac-man: Life Size Edition | Instructables.com
Giant Rhythms: The Life-Size Rhythm Review FREE Board Game | Music with Mr Moore
A Giant Game Of Candy Land | Life-Size Candyland
Life Sized Angry Birds Game | Instructables.com
Angry Birds Life-Size Game | HubPages
Life-Size Chutes and Ladders Game | Perkins eLearning
Giant DIY Tic Tac Toe Board | Living Well Spending Less
DIY Harry Potter Board Game: Candy Land | Now That’s Thrifty
You’re in Trouble! Human-Size | My Cup Overflows
DIY Life-Size Kerplunk Game | Hallmark Channel
Bunny Hop Board Life-Size Game | Playground Park Bench
DIY Jumbo Jenga | The Mom of the Year
Life-Size Alphabet Board Game (101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet) |Gift of Curiosity
How-To: Make a Big-As-Life Board Game FREE Game Cards | Makezine.com
Over 10 Life Size Board Games | Youth Downloads
Getting Creative – using play mats as a board game to teach kids | I’m a Teaching Mom
Best Outdoor Games (Life-Sized Edition)! | U-CreateCrafts.com
Fun Outdoor Games for Everyone | The Dating Divas
26 Life-Size Versions of Popular Board Games | Mental Floss
Educational Carnival Games: Human Board Game | True Aim Education
Life-Size Lawn Games | American Lifestyle Mag
Best Ever DIY Giant Boardgames | Wunder-mom
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Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!