Giant Games You Can Build Out of Foam

Keeping your little ones occupied and their minds continually growing can certainly be a bit of a challenge from time to time. We know that they are constantly expanding the knowledge they encounter through sight, smell, touch, and thought. Keeping your kids engaged may be as easy as creating an exciting game they have not encountered before.

Take their favorite games and make them giant! Not only will giant games present a fresh new take on your children’s favorite, but it will also spark imagination and delight for hours! Even adults can have fun with these!

Here are some of the best giant games you can build out of foam:

Giant Jenga

Supplies:

Three 24” x 48”, Polystyrene Sheets, 2 – 3 inches thick.
• Sharp utility or craft knife, or small craft saw for cutting
• Measuring tape or ruler
• Decorative duct tape (132yds x 2” for near full coverage)
• Pencil or marker

Make the Jenga Blocks:

  1. Using your ruler, measure out the Jenga blocks to be roughly 4 inches wide by 12 inches long, and mark the foam with your pencil. For a complete Jenga set, you will need to prepare 54 pieces.
  2. Cut your pieces using your knife or craft saw.  Do not worry about the pieces being perfect.
  3. Wrap decorative duct tape around each brick as desired.


It is that simple! Once you finish wrapping the bricks, your kids are ready to set up their giant game of Jenga and play for hours!

Giant Yahtzee

Supplies:

  • One, 24” x 48”, 2lb Crosslinked Polyethylene Sheet, 3 – 4 inches thick.
  • Sharp utility or craft knife, or small craft saw for cutting.
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paint or Marker (To Make Dots for Dice)
  • A Bucket

Make the Yahtzee Dice:

  1. Using your ruler, measure out the dice to be either 3” or 4” cubes. For a full Yahtzee set, 5 dice are needed.
  2. Cut your dice with your utility knife or small craft saw. The more accurate you can cut, the better, but they do not need to be perfect.
  3. Paint or use a marker to mark dots on each side to make the 6-sided dice.

Put the Dice in a bucket, shake it up, and play a fun game of Yahtzee!

Lawn Dominos

Supplies:

  • Two, 24” x 54”, 1.7lb Polyethylene Sheets, 2 inches thick.
  • Sharp utility or craft knife, or small craft saw for cutting.
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paint or Marker (To Make Dots for Dominos)
  • Scrap Cardboard (11” x 5.5”)

Make the Lawn Dominos:

  1. Using your ruler, measure and mark 28 pieces measuring 11” x 5-1/2” on the 1.7lb Polyethylene foam.
  2. Cut out holes in the cardboard to create a stencil for the dots to be drawn or painted on the foam. There should also be a line in the middle to split the top and bottom of the domino. The circles should be 1-1/8” in diameter.
  3. Place the cardboard on top of the foam, and use paint or a marker to mark the holes and the line required to make the pieces. For a set of 28 dominos, you would start with a domino that is blank on both sides, and end with a domino that has 6 dots on each side.

Now, have a blast!  Play a good game of dominoes, or have fun knocking them down!

This is just a small sample of all the games that can be made with our versatile foam! We hope you and your family enjoy these ideas, and if you have any questions about our extensive selection of products, contact us any time. We are always happy to help!

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