Repurposing Old Games - Part 2

Friday, January 15, 2016
repurposing old games, connect four, 4 in a row, decimals

It's time for another round of Repurposing Old Games! If you haven't seen Part 1, you can find it here. Part 3, Using Poker Chips for Matching, can be found 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. 

repurposing old games, connect four, 4 in a row, decimals

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.
repurposing old games, connect four, 4 in a row, decimals

repurposing old games, connect four, 4 in a row, decimals

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!!
repurposing old games, connect four, 4 in a row, decimals

After all of the checkers have a number, it is time to play! 
repurposing old games, connect four, 4 in a row, decimals

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.

repurposing old games, connect four, 4 in a row, decimals

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