There are 11 games that you can download to play with clothespins. You will have to make your own clothespin frame if you want to use the frame, or you could use clothespins and pom poms to move around the games. You can also make a clothespin board using a hot glue gun and scrapbooking sheet protectors. Included are directions to make the clothespin frame out of corrugated plastic, or out of foam core.
Clothespin Games $8.95
This purchase is for the digital download of the games only. You will need to make the clothespin frame (instructions included), and put together the game boards. The games included are:
- Slides and Ladders
- Shape and Color matching
- Ice Cream Sorry game
- Four in a Row
- Checkers or Chess
- The Dreidel game
- Shape matching
- Color matching
- First grade sight words matching
- Second grade sight words matching
The purchased files will come in jpg format and pdf format to print. You can print full 12×12 size, or print onto regular sized paper and tape the parts together to be 12×12 size. You can also print them smaller size to use without the clothespin frame.
These files and documents are for personal use only, and are intended to be printed out and used by an individual during therapy or doing activities with children. They can be printed multiple times, but are only to be used by one adult/therapist. These are not for resale.
Below you will find more posts about the Clothespin Games
I found this book called Cloudination at the AOTA conference, and it was such a simple and unique idea that would work well in some therapy situations. The book has pictures of clouds, and you draw what you see in the clouds with a dry erase marker. The book is simple, but has potential for… [Continue Reading]
This is a very simple activity that is easily used with a scooterboard or other motor activity. You start with clothespins at one end of the room with numbers written on them. The child attaches the clothespins to the bottom of their shirt. You could have a ribbon for them to attach them to if… [Continue Reading]
I started working on a craft for cutting out bugs, and it morphed into a complete game that includes catching bugs and using clothespins to hold the bugs in the bug jar. I am thrilled with the little bug jar, and they can stand upright using a stand made out of popsicle sticks ( Wood… [Continue Reading]
I have worked out an even easier way (in my opinion) to make the game boards, and you can have me make them now if you want. I have it down to a science, and it doesn’t take me very long with this new technique. I hot glue strips of the coroplast material onto a… [Continue Reading]
This week as I was driving to work, I came up with a way to make the clothespin frame for the games using much more accessible supplies. I had thought of this one before, but thought that it might not work, and might be too difficult, but I was wrong. It works well, and it… [Continue Reading]
UPDATE: I have an easier way to make the boards. New post about it on 1/30/2012 To make the clothespin game board, you will need a stiff material. I used coroplast ( White Corrugated Plastic ), which is an awesome material to work with. It can be made out of foam core as well,… [Continue Reading]
The blog at Pediastaff was looking for some therapy games that have a connection to Hanukkah, and I have been making a bunch of games lately. My son was thrilled to help me create a board game using a dreidel to determine the spaces you move. I made a game board that would fit with… [Continue Reading]
I have been working on some clothespin games for at least six months now. I wanted to have a board to attach clothespins to, but to have the option to play several different games. I went through a lot of trials and errors before I came up with my current solution. I was trying to… [Continue Reading]