Source: ©2015. Joyce Hemphill, Laura Scheinholtz, and Heather Von Bank and adapted from The Power of Playful Learning.
* This game was named by participants of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Kane and Kendall Counties in Illinois.
One panel of a cereal/cracker box
Pair of dice
Divide and mark the plain side of the panel into 12 squares. Number the squares one through twelve.
The object of the game is to get a pebble in each of the twelve boxes.
- Before you begin the game, think about the following situations and establish a rule.
- Can’t place a pebble: There will be times when a pebble cannot be placed. Does that mean the game is over? Or is this similar to baseball where each player gets three strikes? If there are two or more players, should this result in that person losing the game?
- Doubles: What happens when a double is rolled? Does that person get an extra roll? Or does it mean the player loses a turn?
- To begin play, roll the dice. Decide where pebbles should be placed. There are three choices:
- Combine the numbers on each die and put a pebble on the sum
- Subtract the lower die from the higher die and put a pebble on that number
- Cover two numbers – one for each die.
This game can be played:
- Competing against another person
- As a group where each person takes a turn rolling the dice. If a play cannot be made that person is out.