Resource Title

Snakes and Ladders: Food and Farming in Malawi


This is a newly designed version of Snakes and Ladders – with a difference! Instead of seeing who can reach the finish line first, avoiding the snakes as much as possible, this version involves real life scenarios for people a family living in rural Malawi.

The snakes represent the challenges faced by families every year. Meanwhile the ladders represent the opportunities that may come your way…

Resource Details

  • Author: Irish Aid
  • Publisher: Irish Aid
  • Country of Publication: Ireland
  • Year: 2013
  • Page Count: 1


This version of Snakes and Ladders is a game to create an awareness around the challenges faced by families living in rural parts of the world who are dependent on their crops to survive – either for eating or selling or both. It is suitable for 2-6 players. More information about Irish Aid and its teaching and learning activities can be found at

Available from:

Free copies for teachers and educators can be ordered on request from the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on (01) 854 6920 or email