5/25/11

Car-land Game

My grandson's preschool class gave him a homework assignment-- create a game along the lines of the game "Candyland" He was given an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock to build his game on.... Cardstock? seriously, if we're putting in time & effort into this, its getting a bona-fide GAME BOARD....mumble-mumble..... Here is Jonathan painting his game board... I drew three identical cars onto some shrinky dink plastic, which I had him color. He loved watching them shrink into tiny plastic "cars" Here is the game board completed. I printed and cut out all the street signs for him and he glued them in place. We talked about what each sign meant as he was picking them out. We also picked out a lot of small car related toys to use as decorations for the game board. Bails of hay, tires, orange cones and two small figures... one holding a flag to tell them to "go" and one holding a trophy at the finish line. Here are my two grandkids playing with the "Car-land game" Jonathan made. Look at the camera you guys... ah, much better. Hmmm is that Jonathan cheating while Chloe is looking at the camera??? After working with him on his project, I finally got around to planting the six rose bushes I bought recently. I love buying plants... but then you have to come home and plant them! Always a catch. I thought I'd share a photo of my sweet cat "Puss-puss" laying in the bird bath I have in my front yard. She really likes water. If I squirt the hose on the lawn, she chases the water stream all the while getting soaked. She's a love~

4 comments:

Cindy said...

Your grandkids are darling! What a neat game. That's a pretty big project for preschool.

I can't believe your cat likes water! What a great picture of him in the birdbath. I have had many cats, but not one liked water.

Laurie said...

Wow, cuteness! Fun project! And that kitty -- oh my stars! I've never had a water-loving cat, either! This is why I love to read blogs -- you never know what you're going to see!

Barbara said...

Wow a cat that likes water! How neat! That board game really turned out nice. I can't believe a preschooler would be required to make something like that.

Hugs XX
Barbara

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I wanna play too!

Wait a minute, a water loving cat? Never seen one.