To create Mad About Dad, you will need:
Mad About Dad Sheet
- Mad About Dad
- Crayons and Markers
- Glue Stick
- Cereal Box
- Note Cards
- Mad About Dad
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Talk with your children about their dad, or another special person in their lives. What does he like to do? What do they like to do together? What are his favorite foods, colors, or hobbies? Make this Father's Day extra special with a board game you make yourself—and then play with Dad!
Step 1: Things You'll Need
Collect the items from the materials list.
Little Hands Tip: What words describe your dad?
Step 2: Draw Dad's Favorites
Choose five of dad's favorite things. Write or draw pictures of those things on five note cards (one activity per card).
Step 3: Spell It
Next, turn the note cards over, with the drawn sides face-down. On the blank sides of the note cards, write the letters in the word "Daddy" (one letter per card).
Step 4: Print It
Print out the Mad About Dad game board and game pieces sheet.
Step 5: Decorate for Dad
Decorate the game board with Dad's favorite colors!
Step 6: Make the Game Board
Glue the decorated game board to an 8½ by 11-inch piece of cardboard or old cereal box. You may need to trim the cardboard with scissors to fit.
Step 7: Color the Pieces
Color the remaining game pieces and cut them out.
Step 8: Attach the Instructions
With a bit of glue, attach the game instructions to an envelope. The envelope will also be used to store the game pieces.
Let the glue dry, then give it to Dad as a gift. You will have hours of fun playing together!