How to step that Candy Land game up a notch
What happens to your Candy Land game when your preschooler learns all her colors? Does it sit on a shelf collecting dust waiting to be pulled out as a last resort on a rainy day? Does it get donated to the local Salvation Army? Does your 11 year old pull out the little gingerbread men making them General Grievous' henchmen set out to fight Jedis in the ultimate Star Wars battle?...No?...Well don't give up on the land quite yet!
Polly of Helping Little Hands has come up with a genius idea for extending the shelf life of the preschool board game by extending the learning. Simply covering the board with a little scotch tape and a few key swipes of your Sharpie the game is quickly transformed into a more challenging game of letters, or sounds or even number recognition.
According to Polly:
Candy Land is a great game to practice colors...and at our house it's also a pretty awesome game for practicing letters, sounds, and reading too. This took about 10 minutes to do, you can undo it easily (or redo for a different skill), it was a big hit with Little Brother...and it makes Candy Land a bit more interesting for me too.
(via One Pretty Thing)