Today we are sharing very simple 3D board game you can set up in several minutes for your kids. This game is great to play around Easter when you have some extra egg cartons and plastic eggs around although it can be played whenever you wish. My 3-year-old and 7-year-old daughters both enjoyed playing racing eggs game and it’s great as a way to teach young kids to take turns.
It can be easily adapted for up to 6 players but more about it later on in a post.
LIST OF SUPPLIES FOR RACING EGG BOARD GAME
Creating this game is very simple. You will need:
- Several egg cartons from your recycle bin (we used plastic transparent egg containers, but you can use standard cardboard cartons). Here we used 2 tops and 2 bottoms.
- Plastic eggs (as many as you have players). We misplaced our plastic eggs and we used kinder egg capsules instead.
- Decorative tape or stickers (to decorate plastic eggs as play figures and easily distinguish them). If you have plastic eggs of different colors, you can skip this step.
- Painters tape to attach cartons together.
- Artificial grass.
SETTING UP RACING EGGS GAME
To put the Racing Eggs 3D board together, start by taping egg cartons together. Just place them on a flat surface and use painters tape to attach them one to another. Decorate your eggs (play figurines) with different decorative tape. And place them in the first row of the 3D board.Add to several rows artificial grass – these rows will be turned to “nests” where eggs will have to rest for a turn.
I taped the extra fields. Didn’t want to confuse kids with where to place their eggs.
HOW TO PLAY RACING EGGS GAME?
- Start by placing figurines / eggs in the first row.
- Use dice and take turns to move figurines / eggs towards the last row on the board.
- When players land in the “nest”, they skip the turn.
- First player to reach the last row is the winner.
ADAPTING EGG RACING GAME
Egg cartons are 30 fields – 5 rows by 6 rows. You can easily turn egg cartons horizontally or vertically and gain some extra spots for up to 6 players.It would be also fun to turn this into Minions Race and you can pick up how to make your own kinder egg capsule Minions at Red Ted Art.
Today’s post is part of 60 Day Junk Play Challenge and we had as material prompt today PLASTIC EGGS.Make sure to stop by Sunny Day Family and check simple Color Matching Game they made with their plastic eggs!
To read more about Junk Play Challenge and get involved upcycling your trash for play, stop by our 60 Day Junk Play Challenge page.
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.