This month’s challenge for The Little Book Adventure was to create a game based on a book. When I explained it to my 6 year old she immediately said, “Oh, let’s do a game for Pinkalicious!” They decided that they wanted to make a game where the players pretended to eat food and then turned the color of the food. So that’s what we did!
They collected food in different colors and we made a color die to roll to decide which food to eat. To make the die we duct taped two waffle box corners together to form a cube and then covered each side with a different color square of construction paper.
Then we designed game boards. They wanted people on it in each of the colors, but this was the best I could do in Word! If you want to use them too, just download the free COLORLICIOUS GAME BOARD PRINTABLE.
Then the big kids colored the faces and added googly eyes! This was also the point they decided to change the name from Coloricous to Colorlicious–I admit it’s catchier, but I didn’t want to waste the supplies so this one is still on their boards.
Then we were ready to play! We started by rereading the book. Then they took turns rolling the color die and eating the food. They used a goldfish to mark the corresponding color face on the game board.
As you can see they had a blast playing! And each got to practice colors at their level. The two year old identified and matched the colors for us. The four year old identified each color word on a chart, and the six year old practiced spelling the words for us. Tons of fun for the whole family!
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