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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Let the Games Begin

The cold weather and lazy days are a good excuse to pull out the checkers board and challenge a couple of kids to a game. I thought I would be the "nice mom" and take it easy on Micah, but instead he proved to catch on pretty quick and whooped me twice. Then everybody wanted to play, so we all stood in line to play the next winner. Cole kept his position for several games in a row and earned the title of the checkers king for the night.

The board is a Fair project from a couple of years ago. It's made out of a left-over scrap of plywood and some Popple branches from a tree that fell down out back.



The checkers pieces are Popple branches cut into thin slices, then painted and sealed.


Even Rob got in on the game. He thought it would be an easy win, but a couple of kids gave him quite a challenge.

8 comments:

Providence Acres Farm said...

I LOVe that board and pieces! We play Boggle in the winter, when we have the time (not often).

Brenda said...

That's a great checkers board. You guys are so creative. Sounds like you all had fun playing your family tournament.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

No time is better than that family time. No checker board is better than yours

Aimee said...

Love love LOVE the board!

Dicky Bird said...

That is a neat checker board! Might have to do a 4-H project like that....Blessings from Ringle.

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Tell the kids we need to market that Checker Board... Seriously!! Glad you were all having fun~! :)

OurCrazyFarm said...

Thanks ladies!

Sherry ~ you have my official permission to copy the checkerboard that I copied after seeing it at a rustic hotel a couple of years ago:)) I actually thought of Russ as I was looking through the pics and figured he could easily make one.

DickyBird~ it did win first place at our Fair! Good luck!

Amber said...

Wow! Super neat checkers board! And handmade makes it even better! We've been enjoying many family game nights recently too!