In Games and warm-ups, Measurement and Geometry

Learning Objective:
Develop knowledge of location on a grid

Intended Outcome:
Strategy to make effective moves, persistence


  • A blank 10×10
  • A standard 6 sided dice
  • A counter with a star on it and a counter with a moon on it

Game Objective:
For the star to catch the moon

Play in pairs – one player is the star and the other is the moon

  • Each player places their counter on any square on the grid.
  • The star goes first and rolls the dice.  Choose one dice number to move left or right, and the other to move up or down.  e.g. a roll of 3 and 2 could move 3 right, 2 down or 2 left,  3 up or 3 right 2 up etc
  • The moon then rolls and moves their counter.
  • The game ends when the sun lands on top of the moon.  Keep track of how many moves the sun needs to make to catch the moon.
  • Swap players and replay.  Can the new sun catch the moon in less moves than in the first game?

If you roll a number that means you can’t move in any direction, you miss that turn.

Patience may be required!

Recommended Posts
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text.