This year I am making more of an effort to play more board games with my kids. In fact, every Wednesday afternoon we’ll be sitting down and playing a board game. I know it seems very specific, Wednesday afternoon, but Wednesday morning is grocery shopping and usually, the rest of the day is wasted. With this plan, we’ll have some fun, practice their reading and math skills as well as problem-solving skills and more, all the things that board games help your child practice.
10 Board Games for School Aged Children
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HedBanz – Kids use their heads in more ways than one while asking yes or no questions to figure out if the cartoon on their head. Be the first player to guess what you are and win.
Mouse Trap – Scurry-to-the-finish game challenges you to get your mouse around the board without getting trapped.
Hasbro Monopoly Junior – The game is like the classic Monopoly game but easier for kids. Properties are fun places like an ice cream parlor and a skate park.
The Game of Life – The Game of Life game is full of surprises. Choose a career path, have a family, and go on vacations. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins.
Yahtzee – The classic dice game gets a sharp, high-roller look with casino-cool dice and a sleek shaker that doubles as a storage case. So, how will you roll? Will you stick with a straight, hustle for a full house, or risk it all for a 5-of-a kind Yahtzee score? Go ahead, roll with it!
Apples to Apples Junior – The Game of Crazy Comparisons – Players will delight in the crazy comparisons while expanding their vocabulary and thinking skills
Battleship – Take out your opponent’s ships or planes for the win.
Sorry! – Slide, collide and score to win the game of Sorry! Draw cards to see how far you get to move one of your pawns on the board. If you land on a Slide you can zip to the end and bump your opponents’ pawns.
Scrabble Junior – Scrabble Junior is letter-matching fun for your little one. The game grows with your players. The 2-sided game board has an advanced level on the opposite side.
Trouble – Pop-O-Matic die roller rolls the die. Move your pegs around the board. Send other players’ pegs home when you land in the same space.
Twister – The classic Twister game you grew up with has a smooth plastic floor mat that’s twice the size of the original, and features more and bigger colored spots, making this the ultimate party game!