I come from a family of board games. This was our way of socializing.
With so much family time, I bet it can be challenging to keep everyone happy and excited. Adding a new one to your collection can help you create some quality time, everyone will be excited for.
Board games teach our kids so many things, like communication, rule following, taking turns, sharing, as well as math and patience. Who doesn’t want all of that, while you are having a fun filled family evening.
My little one is almost 3 and she is excited to play some of these games.
A simple game of bingo. But made with magnetic coins, which is brilliant, you can play it on the go, and it adds excitement fo Very handy. We love it.
Hi Ho Cherry-o
A game of basket filling-fun! Great for learning to count, as well working on math skills through play.
Animal upon Animal
This is a simplified version of HABA’s classic game (see original in its age category). This game can be played cooperatively, as well as individual.
I love cooperative games. Working as a team, the children try to pick the fruits from the trees before the raven reaches the end of the path.
Count Your Chicken
Remove competitive stress, empower young learners & teach kids that playing together can be fun! A counting game to help kids learn at a young age how easy it is to cooperate!
Catch and Count
Teaches gameplay and turn taking. Promotes number recognition and counting
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game,
Help develop matching skills, strategic thinking, turn-taking, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills with this board game for kids.
Snug As A Bug In A Rug
A fun cooperative game, for your family to interact together.
Cooperative games cultivate emotional development, shared decision making, positive self esteem, creative problem solving and develop a sense of community in a non-stressful play environment.
A mix of memory and skills. The duckys move as you are trying to catch the ones that match.
Bingo with a Zing. Its just like bingo, but with pictures. Great for pre-readers and early readers, as each picture has the corresponding word on it.
Hoot Owl Hoot
This is another cooperative game. Kids learn simple strategy, following directions and taking turns.
Animal upon Animal 4+
This game will help your kids work on fine motor skills, 3D visualization and hand-eye coordination. Its not only fun for kids, but also for the grownups. A roll of the die tells the players how many animals can be placed or whether they can add to the alligator base
Hungry Hungry Hippos
This is a fast paced one. And the rules are pretty simple. Whoever gets the golden marble wins.
Let’s Go Fishin
Did you play this one when you were little, just like I did?
Great for coordination and fine motor skill practice for the little ones.
Can you help Rhino Hero accomplish his wobbly construction mission and build a skyscraper as tall and solid as possible?
This is a fun one for the entire family. But can also be played at a young age. You are trying to occupy the most of the board with your pieces. It is an abstract strategy board game.
The recommended age for this game is 6+. But we find it fun even at an earlier age. Just be cautious as it contains small pieces, if you play with younger kids.
Who doesn’t love Jenga?! Not much explaining needed here.
Does your toddler love to build towers and then wreck them?
And while you are at it, having fund with your family, grab your camera, or phone, and snap a picture. We need to document all the moments of love and laughter in these uncertain times. Here is a post on how to take better pictures of your kids.
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I have always loved playing board games! Now it’s just me, my hubby and our animals – and my hubby is not a board game fan 🙁 I agree there are so many great things kids can learn playing a board game.
We had so many game nights when I was a child! I love all these suggestions.
I grew up on a farm and we played lots of board games in the winter.
I may have to add some of the ones for younger kids that you mentioned to our collection.
They are so much fun!
So many great ones on here! And many of our favorites. We also love Sequence for Kids, Mermaid Island, Outfoxed and Acorn Soup. And some great card games — Sleeping Queens and Spot It.
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