Garbage Games

Garbage Games

Many game boards can be scratched in the dirt with a stick, use stones for playing pieces and any two-sided object for dice. In fact, that’s how many popular games were first played. Since our objective is to use things we might otherwise throw-away, we’ve made the 30 games and entertainments described here with materials that you find around you every day. It’s kind of a relief to use the simple things around us to find joy and play. When our son was first born, he had an array of plastic, brightly colored, manufactured toys. His first sitter told me to just give him a potato. He got a lot of pleasure out of playing with that potato.

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