Thursday, February 28, 2013

John Elway. The Game. Of His. LIFE.

Alex had to read a biography last month for class. Then he had to do a report/presentation about it. He chose a book about John Elway, the ex-Denver Bronco's quarterback. He pretty much had free reign on how to present the book to his class. Be creative it said. So, he and I came up with a board game idea of John Elway's LIFE. We pulled out our LIFE board game and used it as a model. I went to Lowe's and got some paint samples to create the game board squares. KP helped with the spinner. Alex told me what he wanted the game pieces to be and then I made those. He did the rest. Each square represented a different fact about John Elway. Every other square had something like "you fumbled the ball go back 2 spaces" or "you scored a touchdown move forward 3 spaces" kinda deal. You started in John Elway's birthplace. Port Angeles, WA and the winning square/the end was Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO. After it was all said and done we all knew a ton of facts about John Elway! Did you know John Elway played baseball as well? Yup was drafted by theYankees?? Yeah. It was fun lil' project. 

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We made four games pieces. John Elway the football player, baseball player,
his Super Bowl trophy, and jersey. I used binder clips as holders.

This is what the final product looked like. 

He started the game in John's birthplace.

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