Indoor Games for Kids

The Beetle Game

Which kid can complete his beetle first?
Which kid can complete his beetle first?
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The beetle game asks who can complete a bug the fastest. This indoor game relies partly on luck and partly on skill to complete an original beetle. See who gets theirs done first!

What You'll Need:

  • Drawing paper
  • Markers
  • Pair of dice

Here's a fun game you can play with your friends. The object is to be the first to make your own "beetle."

This is a game for two or more players. Each player needs a sheet of drawing paper and some markers. You will roll the dice to draw a beetle. Here's what you must roll to draw each part:

  • 1 - head
  • 2 - body
  • 3 - leg
  • 4 - leg
  • 5 - leg
  • 6 - leg
  • 7 - leg
  • 8 - leg
  • 9 - eye
  • 10 - eye
  • 11 - antenna
  • 12 - antenna

Roll both dice each time, but only draw one beetle part for each roll. Here are two examples to show you how it works:

Let's say you roll a one and a two. You can draw either the beetle's head (one) or body (two) but not both. Or, you can draw a leg, because one plus two equals three, and a three lets you draw a leg.

If your beetle already has the parts for which you rolled, your turn is over.

Use different colors to make your beetle special. Whoever finishes his or her beetle first wins.

Decorating and completing a beetle requires creativity. Continue reading to learn how to expand your creativity by making your own board game.

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