This winter Aiden has been all about the board games and I love it. It is a great way to pass the time when it’s too cold to be outside and it teaches many important skills. Our collection has grown substantially since Aiden’s November birthday and Christmas so I thought I would share the 9 best board games for preschoolers that Aiden adores. The best part? They are all available on Amazon so you can get them in just a couple of days with Prime.
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9 Best Board Games for Preschoolers on Amazon
Candyland is a classic and it was one of Aiden’s first board games. This game is very basic and it doesn’t take very long to play, so it’s a good first game. It’s good for learning the concepts of taking turns and the concept of winning and losing.
I figured I would get the obvious ones out of the way first. This is another classic board game for preschoolers that has been around forever. Aiden also likes the spinoff snakes and ladders and I just spotted a Marvel version with Spiderman that I know Aiden would love too.
This is a fun cooperative board game which means all the players work together to “win” the game. It’s a lot of fun and more active than others since you have to complete an activity to feed the Woozle. It also has three levels of play so you can make it harder as your child gets older. Aiden gets a kick out of the gross snacks the Woozle character likes to eat.
This is a matching game and there are a couple of ways to play it to make it easier or more challenging. It’s great for identifying similarities and colors.
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This was a childhood favorite of mine and I actually thought Aiden would be a bit young for it. We spotted it at a brewery one day and sure enough, Aiden loved it. It’s one he needs to grow into and we still need to help him play but he does pretty well on his own. It’s a good one for identifying how people can have similar characteristics and to come up with creative questions.
Aiden loves this game. It is really good for fine motor skills as you have to use a small plastic fishing pole to catch fish when they open their mouth. The game rotates and the mouths are open for only a short period so it can be a challenge for me sometimes to catch them!
This game is tough. It’s a matching game like memory but you are matching the color cards to plastic fish in the middle of the game. As players match the color they take the fish so it’s constantly moving. It takes a lot of concentration and focus to play this game.
Hoot Hoot Owl is another cooperative game. You are trying to beat the sun to get all of your owls in the nest. This is a great game for critical thinking and strategy as there are ways to skip colors to get your owl to the nest faster.
This is another basic game. It’s a good starter game because it mainly focuses on color matching. It’s also a great game for practicing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills
Board games are a fun way to practice preschool skills and avoid screen time. These are some of our current favorite board games for preschoolers to play.
We love to try new games. Do you have any favorite board games not listed above for preschoolers? I would love to hear about them in the comments.