Friday, September 20, 2019

Good Neighbor Game

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 It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.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 all activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.

*All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.

Good Neighbor Game- Players cruise around the board answering question about how to be a good neighbor. The first player to FINISH with the most Good Deed tokens wins the Good Neighbor Award.

National Good Neighbor Day is observed annually on September 28. This day was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of a good neighbor.

To celebrate National Good Neighbor Day, do something nice for your neighbor today. Use #GoodNeighborDay to post on social media.

A good neighbor is one who is there for his or her neighbors. God does not use the term lightly, nor does He restrict it to one’s local community. A good neighbor is one who helps and serves in good times and bad.

You may be surprised that the Bible has much to say about neighbors. In fact, Jesus presented an entire parable to show how important it is to be neighborly; and not only that, He showed how being a good neighbor figures into inheriting eternal life!

A lawyer asked Jesus what he needed to do to receive eternal life. Jesus answered him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:26-27). Or: One of the scribes, when he came forward and heard them disputing and saw how well he had answered them, asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:28-31

What kind of neighbor do you want to be? If you’re going to be a good neighbor, what does that entail? Remember is that not everyone in our neighborhood will be like us, which means it is important to get to know the people in our neighborhoods. Learning about and getting to know our neighbors can help us become better neighbors.

It is a blessing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to BE a good neighbor. Good neighbors often become friends. They watch out for each other, lend a helping hand and are there for advice when asked. Neighbors offer that cup of sugar when we are short, collect our packages when we are on vacation, watch our homes and sometimes watch our children and our pets. Simply put, being a good neighbor makes good neighbors and develops lifelong friendships.

Are you a good neighbor? See if you are a good neighbor by playing “Good Neighbor Game”. It’s a fun activity that you can play as a family to help teach your children to be a good neighbor as well. Enjoy!


Separate cards and tokens and put in 3 small baskets near the game board. Place your marker on START. Determine who goes first and play moves clockwise. The player to your left draws a SITUATION card and reads it out loud. On the cards are situations that you must state what you should do as a good neighbor would do. If you answer the question correctly, you roll the die and move the number indicated on the die. If you are not correct, you stay where you are and try again on your next turn. If the player lands on a CHANCE space, they draw a CHANCE card and read it out loud. The player then must do what the card says (move forward, move back or lose a token). If a player lands on GOOD DEED they receive a Good Deed token for doing a good deed for their neighbors which in turn will hopefully spread more acts of kindness throughout the neighborhood. If a player lands on a space that another player is on, be a good neighbor and take the nearest space behind them that is not occupied. The first player to FINISH with the most Good Deed tokens wins the Good Neighbor Award.


1. Print out game board and game instructions.

2. Cut out game board and game instructions and trim where needed.

3. Label a file folder with the name of the game on the tab.

4. Glue the game instructions that are attached to the front of the file folder.

5. Open the folder and glue the game board down in the appropriate spots (left side/right side).

6. Store game pieces in a plastic bag for safe keeping. 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. Use only one (1) die for this game.

7. Open the folder and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last.

8. Use these cards or make your own. Print out SITUATION cards on light blue card stock. Print out CHANCE cards on light yellow card stock.

9. Print out several pages of GOOD DEED tokens on card stock.

10. Cut out cards and tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Store them separately in plastic bags.

*Use the Game Cards that are provided or make your own. You can also make cards specific to what you have been learning in your classroom.

All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.

Good Neighbor Game- Directions, Game Board, Chance Cards, Situation Cards, Good Deed Tokens

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