Today while working on our school work, I came up with a little fun sidebar from the routine. It ended up being pretty fun and the children enjoyed it. We call it Stack ‘Em. I used Color Square Tiles (found on Amazon – 45/50 per color per player), a homemade die, and an old wooden game-board to set up the game (any flat surface will do).
The object of the game is to be the first to use all of your tiles in the tower. The player who knocks the tower over (someone will) is automatically disqualified and the remaining players count their remaining pieces. The player with the least amount of pieces left wins. The kicker is that on each turn, the player in play starts their turn by rolling the die. The number rolled on the die is the amount of tiles that the player must stack on that turn. (For a challenge, use 2 dice).
In the event of a tie, the two tied players face off. During the face off, no die is used. Each player takes turns stacking 5 tiles until the tower is knocked over. This can also be used as an alternative way to determine a winner once the original tower falls.
This game not only was fun, but it can be used to get younger children counting, older children multiplying, and teach good sportsmanship. Remember, there is learning in everything when you home school!! Enjoy!
Don’t forget to share your Stack ‘Em set-ups with us, we’d love to see them.