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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August Sharing Time Week 3 & 4

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These weeks are my absolute favorite of this month. I saw the theme at the beginning of July and knew that this week(s) is going to be awesome! How wonderful to be able to teach the kids that answers to prayers do come!
This game goes along with  the game Candyland.

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Please read the "Item Details" (writing under the preview) in Etsy if you have questions on how to play or how to assemble, I have written out everything, please let me know if you have questions!

$3.00 USA
- 28x22 "game board" (size of standard white poster) divided into 8x11 pages
- colored squares to make your own board
- 3 board "mover" pieces
- scenario "stickers" to add to the board
- 12 stories/scenarios where prayers are answered/not answered.
- 1 deck with cards to draw (will need to be printed as many times has you'd like)



Tape/put together your game board, and cut out the draw cards, glue the "scenario" stickers onto the squares you'd like. Strategically, shuffle the cards so you can make sure to get through the scenarios you like. Include scenarios of both a prayer being answered and no answered as same aren't answered right away.

When a kid gets onto a scenario, have their partner or you read the card after each card ask, "how was this prayer answered? After a few of the stories, ask the kids, "have you noticed anything about the answers to the prayers? Are they all answered the same way?

How to play:
Separate the kids into teams, each team in turn will draw from a draw pile (strategically "shuffle" the cards so you get to the ones you want to) and put their team's "mover" onto the correct color. On the board, you could also write "lose a turn", "go back to start", etc to make the game more "game-like". When the movers land on the scenario cards. Read the story and ask questions about how the prayers were/weren't answered. Maybe ask if any of the kids have a similar experience.

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19 comments:

  1. I purchased this kit, it is very cute, but I am a little unclear on the assembly of this game. How do the cards, stickers and scenarios work? How exactly do I set it all up? Do you use dice with it?

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    1. Hi! Thanks so much! No dice are required, everything to play is included in the download. I've written the answers to your questions down. Let me know if you have any other questions! Enjoy and good luck on your lesson!

      How to assemble:
      - if you have decided to print out the gameboard pages (there are 12) you will not need the squares with the hippo on it as those squares are to create your own gameboard using a poster or what have you.
      - the "movers" are the hippo, giraffe and monkey, you can put sticky tack or tape to keep these onto the board.
      - the scenario "stickers" are on the page with the giraffe and money. These you'll glue/tape/sticky tack onto the board wherever you'd like in whatever order you'd like, add them all, add just a few, it's up to you (that just totally rhymed!)
      - the draw cards are the 2x3 boxes with the black around each picture. For these print out however many colors/number(1 or 2) you'd like for your game and the scenarios you need. "Shuffle" them how you want these to go in Primary so you get through the stories you'd like to.
      - the scenario/stories are the boxes with grey around them or just the regular pieces of paper.
      -You can put whatever you'd like at the end, a picture of Jesus (we can have a stronger relationship as we recognize prayers being answered), a home. or nothing. Up to you.

      How to play:
      In order to play, you'll need to separate the Primary (classes, family) into teams. During each turn a player will grab a draw card (for example, they draw a card with 2 reds, so they'll go to the second red color box. The next team, draws a jeep, they will then go to the square that the jeep sticker is on, then you will go through that story and ask questions about it, the third team draws a card with 1 blue, they'll go to the first blue square on the board. The first goes again and draws the sad girl on the swing, they will move to wherever the sad girl on the swing is (even if it's back)
      You can add, lose a turn or moves like "go forward 2 spaces" etc.

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  2. Thanks so much! I am excited to use it Sunday.

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  3. You are so creative! Thanks to people like you I always have a sharing time! :)

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  4. Is anyone else having an issue with the squares matching up? My #4 page squares are bigger then all the other ones. How have you guys put them together?

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    1. Did you ever figure out the problem with the bigger squares on Page 4? I am having the same problem for page 4 and 8-12. This is not as easy to assemble as I had hoped.

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    2. Kris,
      If you use the Paint program, you'll go to Print, Print Set-up, in the lower right you'll see Scaling, change that to 100% normal.

      If you'd rather another gal figured it out Publisher. Here's what she said:
      I opened the jpegs in Publisher and put one or 2 on each page, depending on the size. This maintained the correct dimensions for the pieces and I was able to fit them on the poster board.

      Hope this helps as I can't do the pdf over again because everyone has different pages they are having problems with.

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  5. Used this today for sharing time and the kids LOVED it!! I had so much time doing this activity and so did the kids. Thanks for the ideas. I love your site!

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  6. Would it be possible to purchase just the scenarios and instructions? I have a board from a previous sharing time game that I would like to reuse. Thank you!

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    1. Yes :) Contact me by email and we can discuss it. Thanks!
      latterdaychatter@hotmail.com

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  7. Hey I am having a hard time getting the game board to print! Purchased it this afternoon and got the cards and little scenarios to print but the game board won't???

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    1. If you use the Paint program, you'll go to Print, Print Set-up, in the lower right you'll see Scaling, change that to 100% normal.
      Lindsay,
      If you'd rather another gal figured it out Publisher. Here's what she said:
      I opened the jpegs in Publisher and put one or 2 on each page, depending on the size. This maintained the correct dimensions for the pieces and I was able to fit them on the poster board.

      Hope this helps as I can't do the pdf over again because everyone has different pages they are having problems with.

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  8. Love the game! One question - what are the small colored squares on the hippo page for?

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    1. The squares on the hippo page are for building your own poster board game instead of using the game board included.

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  9. I am also having problems getting game pieces the same size...pages 4, and 8-12...I don't know what the paint program is that your are talking about. Mine opens in Picasa. Any help PLEASE!!! I am wanting to use this for tomorrows sharing time! Thank you!!!

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    1. Teresa,
      Please send me an email (latterdaychatter@hotmail.com) I've corrected to game board.

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    2. Thank you Jess!!! I did get it printed off last night and put together! :)Teresa

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  10. It would be nice if the game board was distributed as a PDF file instead of JPEGs. My husband and I had to spend quite a bit of time finagling the images to get it set out right so that the pieces wouldn't be resized in the printing process. We are both computer programmers and very technically literate, so I'm guessing if we were having problems with the printing process other people are having a much more difficult time.

    That said, it looks cute and from the few scenarios I read over (I'm not doing the lesson, just helping one of our presidency members put it together) it seems like it will be a great lesson and fun for the kids! Thanks for all the time you spent putting this together!

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    1. I've fixed it and put them all onto standard 8.5x11 pages so they are "stationary" and they all print correctly. I can get you the PDF of them if you'd like :) Just send an email :)

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