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How do you make a homemade game?

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Homemade games can be made from materials found inside the home, and these games can be used as fun activities for young kids. A homemade board game can be made out of a piece of cardboard and decorated with stickers, paper mache, drawings and whatever else is desired. Note cards can then be used to write down challenges corresponding to the game.

Board games, in particular, can be customized to fit a certain theme or educational purpose. Rules can be created, and it's recommended that kids be allowed to use as much creativity as they wish because this increases the fun.

A board game can take a special theme, too. Some examples of themes include a jungle, pirate adventure or exploration. To make the theme more noticeable, the game board can be decorated from pictures cut out of magazines or clip art illustrations printed from online, giving the game a more tangible sense of imagination. Game pieces can be used from household items. Scrap game pieces from existing board games can be used as well.

It's recommended that kids take part in the creation of the game. This allows kids to use their creativity. Parents are recommended to let their child experiment with different ideas, even though they may turn out unconventional. This simply adds to the fun and engagement of making a homemade game.

There are other kinds of homemade games that can be made as well like a bean bag-tossing game, a homemade ping pong table or some type of indoor version of golf or curling.


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