December 22, 2012

Snowman Slam! Game

My kids and I had so much fun with Santa's Cookie Slam! Game that I made a snowman version with a twist.  This game has the basic same idea as the Santa version, where players race to slap cards that match an instruction card.  The difference is that in the snowman version, each player collects their cards on a game board.

This is one of four different game boards, each with a unique snowman to build.

Players must collect the six pieces that match the ones displayed on their game board.  The game is designed for 2-4 players.  If you only have 2 players, the players take turns turning over an instruction card so both players can see it at the same time.  If you have 3-4 players, one player is selected to play the role of the reader and he or she reads the cards to the other players.  The reader must make sure to keep the card hidden  from the other players' view so the instructions are auditory instead of visual. This player does not collect cards.

Here is an example of the instruction cards:



...and the pieces to slam and the instructions.



Snowman Slam can be used to target a wide variety of goals, including:
     * Following auditory instructions
     * Auditory and visual processing skills
     * Articulation 
     * Language skills:  use of descriptors, colors, winter vocabulary, auxiliary verbs, plurals
     * Early Literacy:  instruction cards include colors and pictures, making it easy for even pre-readers to "read" them
     *Social skills:  turn-taking, winning and losing

This game includes 4 game boards, 24 matching cards, 24 instruction cards and instructions for play.   Here's what it looks like when it's all set up:  



You can download this game here.

Have fun!

Pam



3 comments:

  1. Super cute! My student's enjoyed playing your Cookie Slam and I am sure they will equally enjoy this one! Thanks!! :D

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  2. This looks like a super fun activity for January. Thanks for sharing.

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