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Make a Paint Chip Board Game by Rachel Meeks for Alphamom.com

Make a Paint Chip Board Game

By Rachel Meeks

One more idea to use all those paint chips — make a board game!

 

You need paint chips, player pieces (we used lego stacks), and a coin. Flip the coin to move ahead in the game, heads=1 space and tails=2 spaces.

To make the game more fun, add silly activities to do when you land in each space.

Some of our fun things to do:

  • jump up and down
  • turn around 3 times
  • do a silly dance
  • make up a word
  • make a funny face
  • be a robot
  • make an animal sound
  • give a hug
  • clap your hands
  • yell hooray!
  • do 6 jumping jacks

About the Author

Rachel Meeks

Rachel Meeks is the voice behind the popular blog Small Notebook, a resource for simplifying and organizing your home. (Because it’s so much easier to b...

Rachel Meeks is the voice behind the popular blog Small Notebook, a resource for simplifying and organizing your home. (Because it’s so much easier to be a parent when you’re not surrounded by a ton of stuff.)

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7 Comments
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    August 10, 2011 at 2:02 am

    […] paint chip board game is a great way to use those paint chips from the hardware store (@ […]

  • Ellen

    August 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I just made this last night with colored cardstock and half of a piece of white posterboard. It didn’t cost me a penny in materials, and it will make a great homemade addition to my birthday gift for my best friend’s 3-year-old twins. I’m going to make your felt town next for my own munchkins. Thank you so much for posting these great ideas. They are some of the best I’ve ever seen on the web… and I read way too many blogs! =)

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    August 22, 2011 at 10:04 am

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  • Mart Smith

    August 23, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Another wonderful idea….great for a break when our special ed. kids are getting a little ancy. Good for pre-school h
    games as well.

  • Cheryl Peterson

    March 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Could you please tell me where you go the paint chips without lettering on the front?   We are doing a project for the teacher in an indigent area and we need them.

    Thanks,

    Cheryl