Family game night got a new twist last week.
Kindergartners in Journey Charter School showcased board games they made in pairs during the school’s Gallery Walk.
colors and hand-made game pieces abounded as kids taught grown-ups how
to play games like “Don’t Let the Penguin Drive the Bus” and “Rocket
But, of course, there was learning behind the fun.
Creating the games was intended to teach and reinforce basic math concepts.
players had to count spaces by drawing cards or twirling a spinner, the
student-led projects required the kindergartners to plan out objectives
and set rules.
Some rules were practical, such as how a game might be won or how it might end in a tie.
Other rules called for some specific — and perhaps self-serving — guidelines, such as allowing the shortest player to go first.
In short, board games can be fun and educational.
See more photos in the March 2, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.