Math Games Fit For A King
Lovely looking math games can excite the imagination as well as make an interesting way of practicing math skills.
To make the boards, we used one 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbook paper per board, a number grid and anything you would like to decorate your board. I used a piece of foam to make the crown. To play the games you will also need a die (we used a 10-sided die for the 100 grid) and glass counting gems, pennies or peg people.
Once upon a time there lived a king who was small in stature (but large in wisdom) King named King Less and a king who was very tall and broad (but not so bright) named King More. King More kept taking over more and more land and yet he had trouble keeping track of it because he wasn't very bright. King Less kept losing provinces to King More and he kingdom had shrunk to a very small one indeed. His kingdom was a happy one, however, because he was kind and managed his kingdom well. One day, as King More was taking over more villages to his kingdom, he saw that the people in King Less' kingdom were much happier than in his own so he decided to go to the King Less to find out how he could be have more happy kingdom. King Less told him, "I will teach you the secret to having a happy kingdom if you can help me defend my kingdom from invaders on all sides - then we both will have more!" That day King Less and King More joined their kingdoms and became co-rulers. King Less, although he was small and brought less land to their union, used his wisdom to run the kingdom within, while King More used his strength and the wealth of all his land to defend the boarders of their kingdom. Together they had a very happy and strong kingdom.
Laminate boards for durability. These games should be played with adult supervision and are intended for children 5 years old or older as they use small pieces on the game boards. Please adjust for safety if you are making these for younger children.