For the past 6 Fridays I’ve been running an art and design program at HOLA Charter School in Hoboken. I taught a 3-week board game design class to grades k-3. I’ve written about the curriculum in April and last November. Each child received an 11″x 17″ piece of card stock with a pre-printed grid on it. The grids varied by grade; kindergarten drew on large squares while 3rd grade used small hexagons.
The end result was greater than I expected. The students were excited to map a path, draft rules and visually decorate their game creations. Many were able to carry a theme throughout their player’s journey, with dangers and rewards along the way. I took many photos and you can see them below.