Fun Learning Games

Here is a list of some great educational games that your kids will love playing.  They will have no idea they are learning.  It’s also great for teaching taking turns and  good sportsmanship.  Now I know most of these are old school and aren’t the latest craze but the games that do the least are the best for kids. 

  • Boggle Junior- This can be for many different ages.  My 4 year old and 22 month old play. 
  • Cards- Card games are a great way to learn about numbers. 
  • Yahtzee- I play this with my 4 yr. old and we only try to get the top part of the Yahtzee card.  Playing with dice is great for kids to learn about seeing groups of numbers and adding without counting every dot on the die.
  • Memory
  • Candy Land
  • Chutes and Ladders                                                                                       
  • Rummikub for Kids
  • Uno
  • High Ho Cherry O
  • Brain Quest
  • Scrabble Junior
  • Connect Four
  • Checkers
  • Guess Who?

What’s Missing?

This is a fun game to play with 3- 5 year olds. Show them 4 different objects. You can use just about anything; blocks, shells, buttons, crayons, stickers, whatever. Place them in front of the child and tell them to look at them. Hide them behind your back and take one of the 4 things away. Place them back in front of the child and have them guess what is missing.

This is great for their memory and attention to detail. As they get good at it, you can add more items to start with.