• In most cases a 1–3 die is shared by the players
• The game board(s) should be laminated or covered with clear contact paper for
durability Long Path Games
• Poster board for creating the game board (approximately 22 × 22 inches)
• Path made with circles, squares, or other simple shapes (about 1 inch each)
• 25–50 or more spaces to form the path (can be more for kindergarten)
• Path configuration and number of spaces match level of difficulty of the game
– Simple: 90 degree straight path S formation (fewest number of spaces)
– More complex: curved S formation (30 spaces or more)
– Most complex: irregular path configuration (40–50 spaces or more)
• Illustration for beginning and ending point
• Environmental print if desired
• Trap or bonus spaces if desired
• Different mover for each player
• 1–6 die, shared by players, for simplest path configuration
• Pair of dice, shared by players, for more complex game
• Collection pieces, if desired, to add interest
• The movers should not be larger than spaces on the path
• The spaces should not touch each other or be too close together
• Do not connect the spaces on the path with a line
• The spaces should not be too far apart
• The game is aesthetically appealing, free of too much print or illustrations, smudges,
pencil marks, etc.

• The game board should be laminated or covered with clear contact paper for
durability More Than Counting: Standards-Based Math Activities for Young Thinkers in Preschool and Kindergarten, Standards Edition, by Sally Moomaw and
Brenda Hieronymus, © 2011. Redleaf Press grants permission to photocopy this page for classroom use.

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