As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’d love to share with you the DIY Valentine’s Board Game for counting that we created! It’s so easy to put together and a little more multi-sensory than a regular printable game board would offer.
Materials needed for the DIY Valentine’s Board Game for Counting:
1 piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper in a fun Valentine theme
1 package of multi-colored foam hearts
1 foam die
Game makers (we used cupcake buttons)
Optional Dice Shaker:
1 snow globe
1 foam die
Create a game board by making a path with the foam heart stickers. You can make the path as long or short as you want depending on the skill level and attention span of your players. Remember that there is a potential for moving up to 6 spaces each time the die is rolled, so making it at least 18 spaces is recommended to give players at few time to shake the die.
I made my path wind back and forth across the page, but you could also create a spiral with the end in the center.
To create the dice shaker, place the die and the sequins inside the snow globe and shut as directed. Even though I bought my snow globe during the Christmas season, you can find them all the time here on Amazon.
If you find that a large die is too hard to shake you can always use a smaller die. However, I find that it is good for working little arm muscles to have to shake the globe enough to get the die to turn.
Choose a location for starting. Going clockwise around the table, take turns shaking the snow globe and moving the number of spaces rolled. The first one to reach the end wins!
Change it up a bit by including 2 dice in the snow globe and adding them together. Move the number of spaces that the sun creates.