This post is part of Cathy from NurtureStore’s play academy. Why don’t you pop over there for more ideas,
After the last two super busy weeks, Mr Fugal and I are now both back at work and our bank balance is looking rather pathetic ;-( We don’t mind though because, to us, thats the reason that we are trying to be more frugal – so that we can use the money to have as much fun as possible with the kids.
Anyway, tonight we decided to have a bit of a family games night and play a few of our home made games,we played with the Story Cards and the Razzle Dazzle game but the kids decided they wanted to make a new game to play. I am sooo tired that all I want to do is have a bath and go to bed so I decided to teach them an old favourite – ‘Beetle’.
Just in case you don’t know what Beetle is, it’s that game where you have to draw a beetle by rolling a dice and drawing the beetle body part corresponding to the number you roll. Easy peasy.
For the uninitiated among you, I have drawn a rather fantastic looking beetle for you below and even typed up a handy little list to tell you which numbers match each body part (how helpful is that lol)
Rolla 6 for the body, of which there is one – You have to roll a 6 to start.
Roll a 5 for the head, of which there is one.
Roll a 4 for the tail, of which there is one.
Roll a 3 for each leg, of which there are six.
Roll a 2 for each antenna, of which there are two.
Roll a 1 for each eye, of which there are two.
We had so much fun, especially as we were using our giant dice I came a close second to Master Frugal but I was missing two legs (any legless comments shall be ignored)
If anyone remembers any other games like this, please let me know as free and fun is the name of the game at the moment 😉