Kylie Copenhagen was your average first grader, assigned a class project to make a game about an insect. And the insect Kylie liked most was the ladybug, so it became the subject of her game. But after the project was done, Kylie and her family found themselves still playing the game again and again – they really enjoyed it! A few years later, Kylie and her dad decided to try to market the game, called The Ladybug Game, and before they knew it, Kylie’s game was on its way to toy stores all over the country!
This video shows kids enjoying The Ladybug Game.
- Here is a link to the Zobmondo website, which manfactures The Ladybug Game.
Topics for Discussion:
- How did The Ladybug Game go from being a school project to a popular board game you can buy?
- How do you think Kylie felt when her school project got successfully marketed as a board game?
- Have you ever come up with a new idea for a book, a game, a toy, etc.? Try creating it and see what people think of it!
- Kylie donated many boxes of her games for schoolchildren in Liberia. Visit the Help Liberia website to learn how you can help kids in Liberia too!
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.