Does your family love games as much as we do?
When it comes to games, my family is obsessive! My 5-year-old can now beat me at Chess and Settlers of Catan and my 2-year-old will sit and play games all day by herself (she plays everyone’s turns for them). We even have a full day every week devoted solely to games in our preschool! That is because we feel that games are not only fun, but they also make excellent teaching tools.
If you are looking for a great gift for your children, here are some educational games that the whole family will enjoy. *Game links below are affiliate links. I was not compensated to write this post. All opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure.
This set is a Children’s version of the Classic Blokus Puzzle Game. Players take turns putting their own colored pieces on the board by connecting them corner to corner. The player who gets the most pieces on the board wins. I like this game because it comes with puzzles to help teach children how to play. More importantly, parents will want to break this quick game out when the kids go to bed!
If your child likes Sudoku he will love this game. To play, roll the die for a target number. Then lay out number tiles in a row or column that are multiples of the target number. However, you may not lay down tiles of the same color. The multiple is also the points for your turn. The player with the most points wins. There are 5 different variations of the game, including solo-play. This game helps sharpen addition and multiplication skills and has a component of strategy that makes it one of the best math games for older children.
This is a competitive I spy game. The Jr. version has kid friendly cards and pictures. Be the first to find the matching pictures between two cards to win a card. The person with the most cards wins. There are 5 different play variations and you could also play cooperatively. My preschoolers love the I spy books so this game is perfect for them.
What are your favorite Education Games for kids?