Earlier this week, I indicated on My Picture Garden that I was turning this illustration into a game for my daughter. I had a similar game when I was a child but I've lost it so I decided to make my own. Well, I finished it fairly promptly and had it printed and laminated the next day. To my delight, Miss (almost) 3 thought it was 'lovely' and did not find this game too complex to play.
It is a simple game with a play mat, 12 coloured circles to match the balloons and a dice which is also laminated and then scored with a stanley knife to make folding easier. We split the circular cards between us so we each had one of each colour and then took turns rolling the dice and placing the corresponding coloured circle on its matching balloon. If we rolled a colour we had already put down, we had to wait until our next turn to try again. The first person to put all their circles down wins!
I am very excited to tell you that I have decided to turn this into a printable, which is available to everybody. I hope you like it. Now, this is my first time posting printables on my blog so please let me know if you have any problems with them.
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