Thanksgiving kids’ table game
This year, I decided to make a fun game for the kids to play while waiting on the turkey to finish cooking for Thanksgiving. I wanted it to be simple and quick and coordinate with my table decor. I decided to do a fall version of a family game favorite called Left Center Right.
I started with one of our newest offerings in our store, these small wooden bowls with wooden acorns. This set gives you enough pieces for six players with three acorns per bowl. There are also two extra acorns in case you lose one!
I chose my paint color palette from the plates I was going to use on the table. I decided to only paint the insides of the bowls.
To keep with the raw wood and painted wood theme, I did just the tops of the acorns. I did three acorns in each of my six colors.
This game requires three dice, which I made using small wooden blocks painted with the same colors.
Then I used a black permanent marker to mark three of the sides with the letters L, C, and R. For the remaining three sides, I added just a dot.
If you want, spray everything with a coat of sealer to help protect your game.
HOW TO PLAY:
- Give three acorns to each player.
- Roll as many dice as you have acorns, up to three.
- For each L or R rolled, give one acorn to the player to your left or right. For each C rolled, put an acorn in the center. Rolling a dot means you keep your acorn.
- Pass the dice to your left for the next player’s turn. You are not out if you end up without acorns at the end of your turn, because the other players might end up passing you their acorns during their roll.
- The winner is the last player with acorns left.