Hello Creative Kids,

It’s that time again…Brilliant Board Games!  Unfortunately, we still cannot gather at Coolbellup Library and play board games together.  I really miss all of your beautiful faces.  I have some good news.  We have managed to get lots of new board games for Creative Kids, so when we are able to meet up again there will be lots of new games to play.  I can’t wait.

This week we’re going to be making another classic game; Checkers. Sometimes, people call the game Draughts.  It’s a simple game to make at home and is not too complicated to play.  So let’s get started.

A checker board has 64 squares, so we have to measure out a board of 8 squares by 8 squares.   I chose to make my squares 3 centimetres each, so my board was 24 cm by 24 cm.

Checker boards are traditionally black and red, but you can choose any colours that you like.  I would suggest that you choose colours that are quite contrasting.  I chose blue and red.  Colour in your board with a different colour in each square.

Next we have to make some playing pieces.  You don’t even have to make them.  You could use small Lego or buttons or lollies or anything you like.  You just need 12 of each colour.  I have a heart shaped hole punch, so I made playing pieces out of cardboard. 

All that is left to do is find someone to play with.  Follow this link to find out the history of the game and how to play.

That’s it for this week, next week we’ll be doing some Killer Crafts. 

Take care Creative Kids,

Carlie