Little Room Under the Stairs: Educational Math Activities and More: Repurposing Old Games - Part 2

Friday, January 15, 2016

Repurposing Old Games - Part 2

It's time for another round of Repurposing Old Games! If you haven't seen Part 1, you can find it here.

This time, I am redoing an old Connect Four game. I picked the game up for $3 at a garage sale. You can use any version of Connect Four just check around at yard sales, thrift stores, or your own game closet. 

I checked the size of the inside of the checkers and found a 3/4" circle punch in my stash of scrapbooking punches. This size will fit in the inner circle of the checkers (7/8" should fit inside the checker as well. 1" is too big.). I created some circles on the computer and added some random decimal numbers inside. When you print off your numbers, be sure to have 2 copies. Each side of the checker will need the same number. If you don't have a circle punch, you can cut each circle out with scissors.

Once all of your circles are punched out, pair up the matching numbers with a checker. This will make things move along a little faster when you are gluing. I used hot glue for mine. You could also use a craft glue. Be sure you get the same number on both sides of the checker!!

After all of the checkers have a number, it is time to play! 

Included in the download are 2 sets of decimal numbers, a blank page to add your own numbers, directions, and game rules. Of course, you can add your own rules if you want. I hope your students enjoy the game! Click here to download or on the image below.

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