We got Ticket to Ride: My First Journey. Normally, kid versions of adult board games are pretty lame, but this one was great.
Rules: Everyone gets 4 colored cards to start and 2 tickets. Every turn you can build or get 2 more cards. When you complete a ticket by building a path between the icons, you yell ‘ticket!’ and flip it over. First to 6 wins.
Cost: $30 on Amazon.
Time: 30 minutes.
Modifications for Kindergarteners: If the games go on too long, you can play first to 5. Some kids need help figuring out the paths they are building but most are more that capable.
Can it be played if pieces go missing: It ships with extra trains, and the colored cards can be lost without much of an issue.
Is this a game only kids would like: I think adults would prefer the adult version, but this is a perfectly acceptable stand in for family game night.
Friday is our 100th day of School! Can you believe it?! We are celebrating by doing a bunch of 100’s based activities as well as having a PAJAMA DAY! They can wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal from home if they would like.
We play a lot of Sushi Go! in class, and one of the cards that we use is ‘green tea ice cream’. Hazel and Lucy wanted to know what green tea ice cream tasted like, so we had a small tasting in class of the green tea from Big Dipper!
We are spending a few weeks on Kerbal Space Program, a game designed by some aerospace engineers to replicate the troubles of space travel. Our first goal is to launch a rocket that goes up and then lands safely without exploding, stay tuned for updates.