Want to learn how to make a board game? You’re in the right place! Turns out learning to make a board game is super easy. We actually have 10 different ways to make your own board games. Kids of all ages will love helping make these games as well as playing them! Learning how to make a board game isn’t just about keep the kids entertained, but about spending time as a family. But these DIY board game ideas aren’t just for family fun, you can make these board games at home or in the classroom.

10 Ways to Make Your Own Board Game

How To Make A Board Game

Have you ever tried to make your own board game? My mom actually used to make games for me as a kid, but for some reason I’ve never got creative enough to make them for my own. I’m looking to these amazing DIY ideas to help me out!

Different Ways to Make Your Own Board Game

1. Caterpillar Game

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If you love The Very Hungry Caterpillar, then you’re gonna love this caterpillar game.

This cute caterpillar game is a great way to work on math or language skills while also reinforcing the concept of a caterpillar metamorphosis into a butterfly.

2. Simplified Scrabble Game

Here is a very simplified version of scrabble that is perfect young ones who are learning to read. From Mama Smiles

3. DIY Checkers Game

Make a family game of checkers with fabric as the board and milk jug lids as the pieces! You can paint the lids in your two color choices if you don’t have enough of the same color. From An Idea on Tuesday.

4. Homemade Othello Game

Use sandwich cookies as game pieces with this homemade othello game!  All you need for the board is a little painters tape.

5. DIY Counting Game

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Let’s learn to count with this super fun kids number game!

This counting game is perfect for learning numbers and developing early math skills. Plus, it makes math fun!

6. Fun Rainbow Game

This rainbow game is perfect for getting your kids moving. Place these printable board pieces on the floor and toss a bean bag. Whichever activity they land on they must complete! From Toddler Approved.

7. LEGO Game

If you have a lego lover in your house they will love this lego game from Inspired by Family. There is a wonderful set of printable game cards to go along with it.

8. Fun Outdoor Game

For a fun outdoor game, try color land run from 3 Boys and a Dog. This game builds literacy and math skills and gets kids playing.

9. Make Your Own Board Game

You can make your own board game and base it on any fun activity your kids love like going to Grandma’s house.  From Octavia and Vicky.

10. Map Game

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Let’s play a game and learn to read a map!

Play this file folder map game with your child to help develop life long  map reading skills.

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Did you learn how to make a board game? Which board game did you make? I really can’t wait to make #4.



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  1. I can’t wait to try out some of these games when my girl is a little older. Especially the map game, I love that one! Each day could be a new quest!

  2. So many great ideas! Can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing the guest post I did for 3 Boys and a Dog.