November 29, 2012
Rudolph's Crazy Cookie Exchange
It's a card game that will work for 2-3 players if you print it as-is, or 4-5 players if you print out an extra sheet of cookies.
The object of the game is to be the first player to share all of your cookies by following the directions on the game cards. You can read all the rules below for complete instructions, and continue to scroll down for a quick look.
This is what the game looks like when it is set up:
Players start with 5 cookies in their own Cookie Stash. They choose them from the center pile before the game begins. Players take turns drawing a card and following the direction on the card.
In the example above, the player drew a card that stated that Granny wants a red cookie. The player chooses a cookie from his Cookie Stash that matches the description and places it on Granny's plate. If he does not have one that matches, he finds one from the center pile to give to her instead.
Sometimes the card will tell you that the character DOESN'T want specific colors or shapes of cookies. The player must remove the cookie or cookies from the character's plate that match the description and place them back in his Cookie Stash.
Sometimes a player will draw a card that gives them special instructions. Some of the cards direct players to put cookies back in the pile or to trade cookies between the characters. And some tell you to give two of your cookies away. The SWAP! cards mean that the player must move all of one character's cookies to the other character's plate, and vise versa.
Play continues until a player shares all of his or her cookies. It's fun, and not as easy to get rid of your cookies as you'd think!
I've played this game several times already. It worked GREAT for working on medial alveolars with a third grade girl, and for several others working on /s/ or /r/. I plan to use it with a child to work on negatives such as "don't" and "doesn't" as well. How about using it with kids who are working on following directions that include adjectives? You could make the game more challenging for your language processing kiddos by reading the cards to them without letting them see the pictures, too. There are lots of possibilities!
Do you like this game? You can find it at my TpT store.
Whew! I think I'm done making games for a few days! Graphics credit again goes to Scrappin' Doodles for their wonderful Christmas Cookie collection and Granny Swallowed Christmas. Credit for the plates goes to my son, Jake! What will I do when he moves out???
Fa La La La La!