Tuesday, January 30, 2018
I saw this game online by Michelle, Marnie, and Minette and thought it was so neat! It looked like so much fun and the kids would really enjoy it! Such a great learning tool for Lent too! The game is not posted online, but I got permission from them to expand upon it and post for others to use for free.
Lentopoly is a game that is meant to incorporate the 3 aspects of Lent: prayer, fasting & almsgiving. By doing the charitable acts each day the child “earns” tokens (nails, pennies, beans, etc.). You can have a container full of tokens and each child has their own jar to put their ‘earned’ tokens into each day. On Easter the tokens are replaced with jelly beans or other candy/item of your choice. Parents can play too! If you decide to use money, you should decide what organization will get your money on Easter – your parish, pro-life group, rice bowl, etc.
Everyone begins on the space marked “GO.” Each day of Lent, roll the dice & move the amount shown. If you complete the task indicated on the space, you receive a token. Whenever you pass or land on “GO” you receive 2 tokens. If you land on an “Extra Blessing” space & complete the task on the card you draw, you receive 2 tokens. If you land on an “Extra Sacrifice” space & complete the task on the card you draw, you receive 4 tokens. If you do not complete the task, you do not receive any tokens. Play the game each day from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday (you do not have to play on Sundays). On Easter, everyone wins!
This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on the activities or games are not my own and are from various internet sources.
Directions- Print out Directions.
Game Board- Print Game Board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”). Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of a legal file folder or on a piece of cardboard.
Lentopoly Title- Print out title, trim, and glue in the middle of the board.
Extra Blessing Cards- (These cards are in MS Word and can be changed easily to whatever you want. Feel free to change the tasks on the cards or use your own.) Print Extra Blessing Cards out on blue card stock. Cut out Extra Blessing Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your students’ abilities.
Extra Sacrifice Cards- (These cards are in MS Word and can be changed easily to whatever you want. Feel free to change the tasks on the cards or use your own.) Print Extra Sacrifice Cards out on red card stock. Cut out Extra Sacrifice Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your students’ abilities.
*Playing pieces can be coins, colored buttons, game pieces from other games, fish rocks for the bottom of aquariums, craft foam cut into shapes, glass rocks for vases, etc. You can paint small objects such as rocks, small plastic tops or caps, etc. You can also buy pawns at game stores.
*You can also use a large circle hole puncher and make your own game pieces using card stock, craft foam, etc.