Sea Turtles

The children and I have been studying oceans and marine life lately. They love learning about all the animals that live in the water, especially sea turtles. A sea turtle lives quite a dramatic life, what with all the perils that face it from the moment it hatches and races to the sea to underwater troubles like sharks, hunters, and well-meaning fishermen. To help the little ones understand the ups and downs of sea turtle life, I made a quick little board game for them. Each player starts out as a hatchling and struggles to make it to the ocean. Once there, many trials await, including death events like being eaten by a shark! The pure joy on the kids' faces as their turtles made it to the island and laid eggs was priceless. My turtle got caught and was made into a purse. :(

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