Friday, April 13, 2018

Here's a great FREE card game for children's parties. It doesn't even have to be a Ladybug themed party either, but perfect if it is.

image of Ladybug and title of card game

For more Ladybug / Ladybird themed party ideas and unique Ladybug birthday gifts hop over to my HOT FROG ONLINE ART STORE

This is based on the simple 'match the animals' card games where there are pairs of animals to match up. Slightly more tricky and much more fun this time because kids need to match up the SPOTS on these attractive pairs of Ladybugs.

I've specially illustrated 12 pairs of Ladybugs / Ladybirds. Start by downloading and printing out these 4 sheets of ladybug artwork cards preferably onto to thin card.

sheet of Ladybugs for card game

sheet of Ladybugs for card game

Each sheet is approx. A5 and when trimmed out each ladybug card will measure 68 x 73mm
If you want larger cards then print each sheet out at A4 size and then the cards will be 94 x 100mm

sheet of Ladybugs for card game

sheet of Ladybugs for card game

And if you would like a GIANT set of the cards if your party is outdoors for example, or in a really LARGE party room (or stuck on the wall etc) I'm also providing 12 individual cards that can be printed at A4 size each.
That will make a REALLY impressive GIANT party game where the kids can run around having fun amongst the cards.

For the giant size individual cards CLICK HERE.

(download them individually, works best. And remember to print each card twice).

Once printed, trim out the cards and shuffle and mix them well. Lay them out face down on a flat surface.
*TOP TIP - It looks really attractive if you can stick some patterned card onto the backs. 
The first child (or first team member) comes forward and turns any TWO cards over. If the spots match on both cards there's a loud cheer and they get to keep those 2 cards.

image of Ladybug card game instructions

If the spots DON'T match (as in the example above), ask them to turn the cards back over, face down, return to their seat whilst everyone else should try and remember which spots they were and where they were placed.

As each child comes out in turn the cards will start to go down in number as they become more successful at guessing and remembering where the cards with matching spots are.
When all cards have been matched and taken the winner is the person, or the team, with the most cards. 

Have fun. And if you've time, email me photographs of the game being played please.

© These cards are for personal use only. ie. no commercial use or reposting online.©

Licenses available for publishers wishing to acquire commercial rights to these Ladybug cards and many more please get in touch to discuss.  contact me here

For more party ideas I have other Ladybug themed ideas and gifts as well as froggy themed party ideas, please check out these links below.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

I've always had great jobs from The Allotment Agency and this latest Toby Kid's activity sheet was no different. Colouring picture on side 1 and on the reverse a collection of great puzzles, riddles, maths problems and fun and games to keep the little ones happy once they've thrown the cauliflower on the floor and gone sky high on the free sugar top ups.

Illustration spring puzzles for Toby Taverns by Hot Frog Graphics

 Below is a detail of the colouring page

detail of colouring picture Hot Frog Graphics

and this is a close up of the fun and games side

detail of illustration spring puzzles Hot Frog Graphics

The artwork was produced in ProCreate and Photoshop

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