Confession: I accidentally pinned a "Battleshots" drinking game on Pinterest the other day thinking that it was a kids' game (in my defense the kids playing said game really did look like kids to me). After I got over my horror that I had inappropriately added it to my Early Childhood Ideas board (oh, the shame!!), I decided I actually wasn't too traumatized to make my own (real) kid-friendly version of the old Battleship game with a focus on helping us to recognize our letters.
Check out what we did below!
You will need:
Two pizza boxes of the same size
Paper or contact paper for the bottom
Permanent marker to draw board and write letters
Two groups of markers: one for "hits" and one for "misses" (we used pom poms and glass beads, respectively)
Scrap paper or other toys (two of each) to be your battleships
|Fit your paper in once you've added the numbers and/or letters.|
|Here is everything you need to play, minus the pom-poms, which I added later. :) You need boxes, some sort of small markers to note which spaces you've called out, and identical "battleships."|
|Put your paper scraps randomly on the board, just like you would in the real Battleship game.|
|A peek at us mid-game. (Ben's making the sound effects for hitting one of my ships...)|