- Step 1: Choose a Pattern and Print It
Choose a game board to make—One-sheet or Large, colored or black&white. Download and print
the pattern on white computer paper. For the Large board be sure to print both the Top
and Bottom patterns.
You also need to print a space stickers pattern that matches the game board you are making.
Select the Primary Color Stickers for playing the Race
Game with young children. Print space stickers on full-sheet label stock (sticker paper) or print it on plain white paper and glue the stickers in place.
Large Board Top
Large Board Bottom
Primary Colors Stickers
Patterns are Adobe PDF files. The
Adobe Reader is available for free.
All of Aunt Annie's project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper (8.5"x11" or A4).
When printing from Adobe Reader, you may need to select Auto-Rotate and Center or Choose paper source by PDF page size to ensure the best fit.
- Step 2: Cut Racetrack
Cut out the racetrack on its heavy black outline. Set aside.
Tip: The Large racetrack has two
pieces. Glue the top and bottom together by applying glue to the
glue tab on the top piece and laying the bottom piece
over the glue tab. Be sure to carefully align the racetrack on
the two pieces.
Tip: For a more durable game
board, glue the board to a piece of lightweight cardboard that
is 1" larger than the game board in both dimensions.
- Step 3: Cut Cars
Cut out the race car playing pieces. There are eight race cars to
choose from with different colors and numbers. For the One-sheet
game board, four of the race cars are on the sticker sheet.
Tip: For young children, cutting around the race
car wheels can be difficult. Either help the child or have them make
a straight cut and forget about the wheels!
- Step 4: Fold Cars
Fold each car on its three dashed lines. First a valley fold,
next a mountain fold, last a valley fold. Use the hump that is
formed to hold the car during game play.
Tip: Apply a dab of glue in the fold, if you
- Step 5: Color (optional)
If you printed the black&white game board patterns on
white paper, color the racetrack background with any colors and
designs you like.
Tip: Instead of using the Space Stickers,
you can color and label the racetrack spaces using any ideas you
have! Just be sure to use very neat handwriting. In fact, you may
want to do the labels in pencil first and give the game a trial run.
If the game works as you imagined, trace over the pencil with a pen
and finalize the game board.
- Step 6: Cut Stickers
Cut out the individual stickers for the game board spaces. There
are triangle-shaped pieces for the racetrack corners and a variety
of rectangle-shaped pieces for the racetrack straights.
Tip: There are six extra stickers that you can
use as replacements for lost stickers or to make customized actions.
- Step 7: Apply Stickers
Place the triangle-shaped stickers in the corner spaces of the
racetrack. Use the rectangle shaped stickers in the other spaces.
Begin applying the stickers at the start and make the writing and
arrows face the same way the cars will be driving. Alternate the
different types of stickers around the track.
Tip: It's best if the BACK UP 3 and
ZOOM 4 SPACES stickers are matched with arrow stickers. That
is, place them so that when the player does the action, go backward
3 spaces or forward 4 spaces, they land on an space with an arrow
Tip: If you use repositionable glue to apply the
stickers, you can try different arrangements of the stickers on the
Tip: You don't have to use all the stickers. For
younger children, the ROLL 6 TO MOVE and TRADE SPACES
may be confusing or frustrating.
- Step 7: Play the Race Game
To play the Race Game, you will need a Racetrack game board,
a race car for each player and a die. You can
also use games pieces from other games or you can even make your
own pieces with homemade
The object of this 2- to 4-player game is to reach or pass the
- Youngest player starts. Then the players take turns going to the left.
- Roll the die and move that number of spaces. Follow any
instructions on the space.
- Two or more players may land on the same space.
The game ends when a player reaches or passes the FINISH
square. Or you can continue play to determine second, third and
Your game board is now complete! Have fun playing with your friends!