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Spinner Board Games

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities
Center:

Group Games

Topic:

Numbers

Content:

Mathematics

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

Kindergarten

Interaction:

Small Group

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Materials:

Pattern intended for a mobile
copy machine
oak tag
scissors
black felt-tip pen
glue stick
laminate
markers
spinner that snaps into place



Instructions:

1. Use reproducible patterns intended for making mobiles as your inspiration for
making spinner board games for your classroom.
2. Search your teacher resource books for patterns with six main parts such as
one with a rabbit’s head, body, arms, legs, basket of eggs, and paintbrush
with paint.
3. Duplicate the pattern the number of times you want players (two times for
two players) and once for the spinner board.
4. To make the spinner board, cut an 8 1/2 ” x 8 1/2 ” piece of oak tag into a circle
and use a black, felt-tip pen to divide it into six sections.
5. Glue a picture of a different body part or item in each section. Reduce the
size of the pictures, if necessary.
6. Color the pictures on the spinner board.
7. Mount the players’ pictures on oak tag using a glue stick. Then, cut out and
color the players’ oak tag-backed pictures. These will be the game pieces.
8. Laminate the game board and spinner pieces.
9. Attach a spinner to the center of the board.
10. To play, have the children spin one at a time. As the spinner lands on a
specific part or item, the child picks the corresponding piece from the game
pieces.
11. If she does not need the item, she skips a turn.
12. Play continues until one child collects all six of the body parts and items.


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