This fun boredom buster printable gnome board game is absolutely too much fun! You can spend forever just coming up with the “rules”–then the game.
Gnome Board Game
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are currently stuck inside. There’s rain, there’s no school and boredom is creeping up on us. I needed some kids activities to get the little one NOT whining at me. Enter this printable gnome board game.
It’s been swirling around in my head for a while, but this was the motivation I needed to go ahead and make the game. And the best part is that the kiddo gets to have a hand in making the rules so it’s “their own game!” What other board game does that for you, right?! If you’re ready to bust some boredom with this fun kids activity, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Printable Game
- Click here to get the printable gnome board game. I recommend printing it on card stock and then either affixing it to a piece of chipboard or cardboard and sealing it with modge podge or the like to make it more durable.
- You’ll need someone to make a score card, if your kids are a little older, because this is a small board–and the first to win 3 out of 5 wins…or 6 out of 10…or 30 out of 50.
- We used fun little erasers we had laying around for game pieces. But we made that part of the game–hunting down workable pieces is like a scavenger hunt in the house!
How Do I Make this Gnome Board game?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Free Printable Board Game
- 2 Sheets Card Stock Paper
- Chipboard or Cardboard
- Game Pieces (we used small erasers)
- Modge Podge or Glue
- Marker or Pen
- Print the board game and dice on card stock paper.
- Before doing anything else, with the marker, write up the start point, end point, penalties on spaces, additional moves on the dice, whatever you need to do to make your DIY game more appropriate for your age kiddo. We incorporated 2 or 3 "big muscle" movement activities on the board and a couple of silly things like taking a selfie and singing the alphabet while drinking (none of us could do that, but she thought it was soooo funny).
- Fold the dice using the dashed lines as guides and tape it closed.
- Glue the board game to the cardboard or chip board with a bit of modge podge or glue.
- Cover the board game in a thin coat of modge podge or glue and allow it to dry fully before playing!
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