Board games for kids provide such a fun way for families to bond while also providing all kinds of opportunities for learning. Here are our favorite board games for young kids!
About a year ago Lucy, my 5 year old, really fell in love with board games. It’s been so much fun being able to sit and have quality time with her as we play! We discovered a few of our go-to games on our own, but most of our favorites were given as gifts or played with while at a friend’s house. I’m so excited to share our favorites with you! (This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.)
Our 6 Favorite Board Games for Young Kids
1. Obstacles – This game is one of my favorites because, although it’s a game for kids, I don’t get bored playing it at all! And I love that it encourages all kinds of creative thinking! It’s a card game where players encounter various obstacles to overcome while on an adventure. Together the players use their tools (cards) to brainstorm ways to overcome each obstacle. This game really inspires creativity and cooperation.
2. Bird Bingo– Bird Bingo is absolutely beautiful (and a must-have for any birdwatching families)! The illustrations are just gorgeous, and all the pieces are very good quality. I can see this lasting for many years to come. And since the boards and pieces have both pictures and words, any child can play despite their comfort level with reading.
3. Animal Upon Animal– This is definitely a fun game for both children and adults. The pieces are all smooth wood and brightly colored. It’s a great game for teaching hand eye coordination, balance, and following directions.
4. Hullabaloo– This game gets you up and moving around while practicing shapes and colors! It has two difficulty settings to better meet your child’s learning level. Definitely one of our favorites!
5. Blokus Junior– My husband and I love the original Blokus game so I was on the lookout for a version for kids. I’m so glad I found Blokus Junior! It’s a challenging strategy game that really helps kids (and adults) work on spatial awareness. The junior version has simpler pieces and also some practice boards for the kids to use. And even my 2 year old Theo loves it! Although he can’t play the game as it was meant to be played, he loves creating designs using the shapes!
6. Fairytale Spinner Game– This is a perfect game for young children new to board games. The Fairytale Spinner Game is a fun way to encourage creativity and storytelling! As with all Eeboo games we’ve tried, the quality of the pieces is excellent.
What games for kids would be on your list?