Silkworm and I are all about twisting the traditional ways of doing things, like playing games or eating your food. That being said, let us show you how to play checkers using stuffed animals as game pieces!
Set up a bed sheet on the ground to act as your game board. Start with it folded in half, though you'll probably have to adjust the shape later. Next, find some paper differently colored than your sheet and cut out squares big enough to fit your stuffed animals on. You can cut out 32 pieces if you have enough paper and stuffed animals to make a full game board, or you can skimp on a few squares and make a smaller game board (however, if you make a smaller board, there will be less room for strategy). Position the squares on the sheet so that only their corners touch, like a checkerboard. Once they're set up, fold the unused edges of the sheet under.
Now, gather an even number of stuffed animals. Split them up into two teams and find a way to distinguish between them. We cut out fabric capes for our teams. Lastly, arrange the teams on your checkerboard as if you were arranging the classic circular game pieces, and you're ready to play! Of course, if you don't have a magical living stuffed bear, you'll have to find somebody to play with you, but it shouldn't be too hard to convince people.