by Sarah Hetrick and Jessica Puckett
How well do you really know your NJ Snakes?
This game is a printable game; all you have to do in order to play this game is to print the information below, have a die, and make some simple game pieces*.
*To make game pieces we suggest that you cover a coin with tin foil, or just use different coins. (one coin per person).
- Before you start you must print out the game board and game cards, and make the game pieces (see the next section for instructions)
- Figure out the order of play: our suggestions are determining by age, or anything which can get you playing quickly.
- Roll the die and move forward however many spaces with your game piece.
- If you land on a picture of a snake, move back two spaces and do not re-roll.
- If you land on a question mark space, take a fact card from the pile. Roll again.
But how do you win? There are two factors to winning this game:
- Finish the game first
- Have the most fact cards
Everyone who played this game loved it! They thought that it was a great way to learn about snakes and to have fun. Here are some of their comments:
Jennifer: "This game looks so cool and is really fun to play and easy to build, I would play it again."
Jeffrey: "It seems like it would be difficult to understand but it's honestly a lot of fun and quick to put together. And it's a lot of fun!"
Materials: Game Board, Game Cards, Game Pieces
Print out the game board and game cards by clicking on the links or images below and then printing the larger sized image that will appear in a new window. The first three pictures are of the game board (the two halves you will need to put together and what it should look like when you are done). The third, fourth, and fifth pictures are of the fact cards, which you must cut out after you have printed them out. You will also need game pieces. To make game pieces we suggest that you cover a coin with tin foil, or just use different coins. (one coin per person).
Thank you, and enjoy!
game board 1. Click here to open a printable version. © njsnake1
game board 2. Click here to open a printable version.© njsnake1
What the game board should look like when you combine parts 1 and 2. © njsnake1
game cards 1. Click here to open a printable version. © njsnake1
game card 2. Click here to open a printable version.© njsnake1
game card 3. Click here to open a printable version. © njsnake1
Information on the Internet
- Online field guide of amphibians and reptiles This website was very useful and it helped us a lot.
- Eastern Milk Snake This page helped us find out some facts about the eastern milk snakes.
- Eastern Ribbon Snake This web page helped us find information on the eastern ribbon snake.