Play Snakes and Dots
This fun two-player game is a great way for your kindergartener to learn logic and critical thinking. But he’ll have to watch out for the snake! Each player takes turns connecting dots on a grid, trying to avoid trapping the snake in a box. Whoever successfully avoids trapping the snake wins!
What You Need:
- 2 pencils
What You Do:
- Help your child create a game board by using a marker to create a grid of dots on the paper. You can make the game board as big as you like! Our grid contained 15 dots.
- Ask your child to choose an area between four of the dots to draw and color in a small snake.
- Play roshambo to decide who goes first. Have players use their pencils to draw lines connecting two dots. Dots can only be connected through vertical or horizontal lines.
- Players should take turns connecting the dots until there’s nowhere left to go and one of the players is forced to draw the line that encloses the snake in a box.
Variation: Erase the lines, or make a new board and try changing the rules. The player who captures the snake first wins!