Easter Egg Checkers Board Craft

Do your kids like playing games? Are you running out of Easter craft ideas? Have them make an Easter Egg Checkers Board and grab some Jelly Beans to play!

Do your kids like playing games?  Are you running out of Easter craft ideas?  Have them make an Easter Egg Checkers Board and grab some Jelly Beans to play!

 Easter Egg Checkers Board

We did this craft for a Family Home Evening activity.  It was so easy my 3 year old could do it, with some help of course.  It only took minutes and now we have a game board to play on!

What you will need:

      • Print out of Easter Egg Checker Board
      • Colorful paper (construction paper works)
      • A Pencil
      • Scissors
      • Tape
      • Jelly Beans or Checkers pieces

You can purchase all these items at any dollar store near you.  Usually Dollar Tree and the 99 cent store have the best options.

How To Make The Easter Egg Checkers Board

Print and cut out the Checkers Board.

Easter Egg Checkers Board Cut Out

 

Then cut out strips of colorful paper.  Once you have everything cut out all you need to do is weave the colored paper in between the cut flaps of the Easter egg.  Then tape the ends of the colored strips to the egg.  After that cut the ends off to make the Easter egg round again.  You can do this in a matter of minutes which is great anytime you want a quick craft.  It’s easy to clean up too because it was less mess in the first place!

Playing With Your New Checkers Board

 

There are a couple ways you can do this to make it really fun.  You could grab some checkers pieces and play traditional checkers, only on a smaller scale (5 pieces per player instead of 12).  Another way is to grab some Easter jelly beans and make them the checkers pieces!  You could also substitute different colored M&Ms, or really any candy you can think of that has different colors.  (You will need at least four colors, you’ll find out why later.)

Each player will pick two colors of Jelly Beans and place one color per team on the board.  Save the other color you have for when you become a crowned King.  I did this because you can’t really stack Jelly Beans all the well.  With the board being so small the game doesn’t last long at all, but it is so fun for the little ones!  It is also a great way to introduce a game of strategy at an early age.

We Really Enjoy This Game

Our family loves to play games together.  It is a great way to bond with your kids too.  To spice things up a bit I let my kids eat the Jelly Beans that they captured!

If you want an easy Easter Craft I know you’ll have fun making this one.  You’ll make memories with your kids and you never know, they could remember it far down the road.  If nothing else you’ll have a bonding activity.  What a great way to celebrate Easter, don’t you think?

 

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The Apostle Song

the apostle song

The Apostle Song has changed over time with each new apostle and prophet.  This is the new updated 2016 version you can teach your kids!

the apostle song

The Apostle Song

I cam across The Apostle Song back in 2012 looking for ways to teach the apostles to my toddler boy.  Now my boy is a little older and my girl is starting to learn songs.  What a great way to teach them who the apostles are!

This is the newest 2016 version found on YouTube.  Its great for leaning the newly called apostles.  It states a little fact about each as well which really helps me get to know them a little better and can be a teaching tool for your kids too.  They may remember that for the rest of their life.

I know when I was a kid it was so much easier to memorize scriptures or apostles or really anything I was studying if I had a song to sing.  It has been proven that people that use music to memorize actually retain more for longer. Music is one of those great things that can help you in many areas in your life!

This is a great idea for family home evening too.  You can make a lesson about the apostles and one fact about each (you can pull the fact from this song!) and put on the apostle song and help your family learn it!  You could sing it every family home evening for a month and see if they have it down.  You could even make it a theme and cover one apostle a month for the year and see how many facts you can gather about each apostle.  They are taking this theme this year in the friend magazine, so your work is basically done for you.  Just go here to get started!