“Very Like a Star” is one of my favorite Children’s books ever. It’s the story of a little honeybee named Rigel that works very hard, minds her own business (opposed to gossiping) and keeps doing the right thing every day, over and over again.
Rigel is not a popular honeybee and doubts herself because she’s not. However, Rigel later learns she is named after a star, and shines brightly even when her peers are doing not-so-great things like partying when they should be collecting nectar so the hive will have plenty of nectar for the winter.
In addition to diligence, this book teaches responsibility, helpfulness and humility. The book has beautiful art and is great for kids 4 and up. Click here or on the image to snag a copy from Amazon.com.
We now have free 20×20 inch Trivial Pursuit printable templates. We have one in color and the other in black and white. Should you need to print at a size other than 20 inches you can simply scale the size as follows:
To download your copy you will need to login and click here. If you are not registered, you will need to register an account first.
This is a fun little candy land type summer board game that you can play based on left and right feet. You could either use pictures of the feet on a dice, or write left and right on them for the older kids. You can also play with a normal dice and just have the player say whether they landed on a left foor or a right foot and if they get it wrong they go back to their last space.
Click the image for free download files.
I’ve been working on an “easy to edit” Candyland template and wanted to share math board game ideas that you could easily create with it. The game would be played with pawns and a dice. When each user rolls they would go to the next space that’s answer matched the number on the dice. You could play with one dice (to make it simple) or two dice for more complicated math problems depending on the age group.
If you purchase this download you will get two downloads – one blank and the other with the simple math problems on this screenshot. For $1.50 it’s worthwhile. Think of how many times you can use this template.
Here’s an excellent “math based scrabble” you can buy on Amazon.com. I love it. Just click the picture and you’ll be redirected to Amazon.com where you can get more details or even purchase it. The price is a lot more than my template for the Math based Candyland.
I’m really excited about this new gold miners game. This gold miners game is a knockoff from Ravensburger’s “Eureka Gold” that was made back in the 1980s. It’s a game about miners and bandits. You have to collect gold as a miner and make sure not to get caught by a bandit. This is a favorite game of mine and reinforces math skills for ages 6 – 9. Unfortunately, they don’t make the game anymore
I’m not trying to infringe on the origional copyright. Just trying to provide a solution for teachers that may need a copy of the game for their classroom. Please outright purchase if you can find a copy.
If you want to play you have to scour eBay or make your own here! Amazon occasionally sells a used version too. So it’s not impossible to buy your own gold miners game.
Click the image to download (however, we do require a valid email and registration on our site to download – we feel that’s fair for offering this free).
I will be adding the board game pieces soon so please bookmark this page and check back soon. I really hope you enjoy this fantastic game as much as I have.
If you’re curious about the rules of this gold miner’s game click here for the original Eureka Gold game rules.
I’ve created a simple to use PDF that has 6 trivial pursuit cards per page that can be printed front and back. All you have to do to use the template is tab and type through each card. You can even save them to use again next year.
You can this custom template for making trivia classroom games like:
It sells for $1. Not much, but enough to help me keep making games.