We had so much fun learning about desert animals today! My preschooler loves her newest game! This desert animal game for preschoolers is styled after Candyland and easy for all kids to enjoy! Even Shiloh who didn’t understand the concept of taking turns or following the game board. *wink*
Materials needed for the Desert Animal Game for Preschoolers:
2 Pieces scrapbook paper
Laminating pouches & laminator
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This game is super easy to prepare!
Print the game board on paper or card stock. Then print the 2 pages of cards on the white side of scrapbook paper (so they aren’t see-through.)
Then laminate all the pieces for durability and cut out the cards.
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Place your marker on the “Start” space before the first eagle. Place all the cards upside-down on the “Card Draw Pile”.
Choose a player to go first.
The player will draw a card from the pile and read the number or count the objects on the card. Then the player will move his game marker to the next space that matches that number.
If a player lands on a space with an arrow, he will follow the arrow to the new space.
If a “cactus” card is drawn the player will head to the closest cactus space, even if it is behind him.
To win by landing on the last fennec fox, a player MUST draw a fennec fox from the pile.
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Other uses for the cards:
- Sort the cards by matching the pictures
- Play “memory” by using two sets of each animal.
- Play a game of “Go Fish”. The cards are perfectly sized for little hands!
- Put the cards in alphabetical order.
Desert Themed Activities for Preschool:
Desert Sand Alphabet Writing by Mom Inspired Life
Desert Animal Cut and Paste Sort by Learning 2 Walk
Desert Animal Writing Prompt from The Educators’ Spin on It
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