Board Games for Preschoolers

Board games are an important part of preschool! They teach turn taking, patience and any skills that go along with the particular game. Here is a great list of board games for preschoolers.

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Why are board games good for preschoolers?

Board games work on tons of skills for preschoolers. In addition to the skill the game itself addresses, it teaches kids patience, turn taking, competitiveness, learning to lose/win, finishing a task, etc. There are so many skills that you can work on with board games for preschoolers.

Board Games for Preschoolers

  • Zingo (4 and up): This game is an early reader game. It’s perfect for 4 year olds who are learning letters and letter sounds. It is a fast paced game and geared toward building language skills.
  • Don’t Break the Ice (3 and up): This game is a classic – at least it was for us! It was a favorite in our house. You just tap out plastic ice blocks and try to keep the penguin in place at the top. It teaches numbers and correspondence. It is a crazy simple game.
  • Yeti in my Spaghetti (2 and up): This is another crazy simple game. It’s very similar to Don’t Break The Ice. You pull some spaghetti out from under a Yeti!
  • Lucky Ducks Game (3 and up): This is another classic game that addresses matching and shapes. You take turns to pull the ducks and match the shapes on their butts. Which my kids think is hilarious.
  • Boggle Jr (3 and up): This game focuses less on actually learning to spell and more on matching letters and matching words to pictures.

So tell me – do you have any favorite games for preschoolers? The skills that these board games focus on are endless! Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Hi! Thanks for creating these pages of games for youngsters. The picture on the toddler board game page is from the game Dixit. (Maybe you already know that.) That game’s not appropriate for toddlers, but I’ve played Dixit with a preschooler whose Dad helped her–she was the one who came up with all of their card descriptions when it was their turn. Thought you’d like to know!

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