Adrian will be taking the test for Canadian Citizenship in a couple of weeks and I decided to make a game for him. It pretty much consumed my whole day.
I used a large poster board. I drew an outline of Canada and pasted maple leafs around the perimeter for the spaces. I put several pictures of animals that you find in Canada all over the board as well as other symbols of Canadian culture. The most time consuming part was typing up the questions and answers on cards.
To play: Starting at the top where the loonie is, your opponent draws a card and asks you a question. If you answer correctly you get to roll the dice and move the appropriate amount of spaces. If you answer incorrectly you must stay put. You take turns moving around the board. Every time you pass the loonie you collect a loonie token. The first one to collect five loonies wins the game. There may be obstacles along the way. “Get stuck on Magnetic Hill – Lose a Turn” or “Stay to visit Niagara Falls – Lose a Turn” or “Pay Income Tax – Give Back 1 Loonie”. There may also be some helpers. “Take Confederation Bridge” or “Win the Lottery – Collect 1 Loonie”.
We tried the game tonight and it was a lot of fun. I think it’s even helping Adrian. Ds was a big help making the game by doing plenty of cutting.