We've all played a little Super Mario growing up. The amazing Italian plumber hoping and bopping around an imaginary fantastical world looking to save a princess. Video games have come a long way since. We now have sophisticated 3D games which we can play from our mobile phones. The video game industry, today, is a multi-billion dollar a year industry and does not seem to be slowing.

This creative design challenge is fun printable worksheet set to encourage young children and students to create their own video game.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils

In this activity, your child will learn about the history of video games and the basics of designing a game. They will also get to participate in the "world and character" creation of their very own 2D video game on the printables.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn about the world and character design process of a video game. This involves character development, in-game items, enemies, level bosses and level scene development.
  • Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by designing, colouring and adding different ideas to create their own 2D video game.

Let's start!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out about video games. Here's a good introductory video about the history and invention of the video game:

Here's a video about the basics of making an actual video game:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 3 printable design worksheets for your student or child to dream up and design their own video game.

  • 1 printable background story and character design sheet.
  • 1 printable game items sheet.
  • 1 printable level scene, enemies and boss design sheet.

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