Barnyard Round-Up Game

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We will be playing barnyard round-up.

What You Need:

  1. A milk jug
  2. Milk caps—If you haven’t been collecting milk lids for months like I did for this activity, you could use checkers or poker chips in place of milk lids.
  3. A die
  4. A utility knife
  5. A paint pen or permanent marker
  6. Glue
  7. Foam sheets

NOTE: You’ll want to make sure your milk jug and milk lids are thoroughly washed before we begin.

How to Make Your Barn

  1. Cut a small slit near the top of the jug and another cut at the bottom in the shape of a door.
  2. Next decorate your milk jug to look a barn. We used foam sheets and paint pens to make our barn—Foam sheets can be found at your local dollar store.
  3. Then take a die and color the 1,2, and 4 side red.

How To Play

The idea of the game is that you are all working together to get the animals in the barn.

  • Take turns rolling the die and then putting that many milk lids (or animals) in the slot at the top of the milk jug (or barn). If you roll a red colored number, take that many animals out of the barn.
  • The game ends once you have gotten all of the animals into the barn.

This fun game teaches counting, turn-taking, fine motor skills, sportsmanship, and patience.

Have fun playing barnyard round up!

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