I’ve been teaching my children a little Hindi. Pumpkin 1 is hopefully starting Hindi classes in the fall so I need to step up my game. I came up with this fun way to learn numbers and farm animal names in any language.
There’s two ways to play. There’s a cooperative version, which is great when your kids are still little and get upset about winning and losing. And there’s a competitive version for those kids who thrive on competition. The game can be played in any language, provided you know the vocabulary to teach your kids.
The animals have escaped and are all around the farm. You need to go around the board and collect them back. The dice and counting spaces is a great way to instil numbers in your chosen language. The animals must be “called” in order to collect them. In the cooperative version you must work together to get the animals back to the barn before the sun sets. Whenever you roll a 3 or 6 the sun moves a square on the number strip. In the competitive version for up to 4 players, there are multiple animals tokens. A player must collect one of each and get back to the barn before the others.
The PDF includes a game board printable, animal tokens, a sun token, a number strip in English, Devanagari, Urdu, Hebrew, Japanese, Thai and Tamil as well as a blank strip. The download also includes instructions for both versions of the game.
Download, print, laminate, add a dice and playing pieces and you’re ready to have loads of fun!
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