Preschool is a time for teaching the love of learning. What better way to introduce your child to learning than through some really fun games?
There are lots of games that you can play with your children to get them learning while having fun. Here are my top 10 preschool games:
#1 Duck, Duck, Goose! This is a fun game to play when you have a group of young children together. Simply have the children sit in a circle on the floor. Have one child be “It” and get up and (gently) tap the heads of the children sitting down. The child standing will tap each of their heads while saying either “Duck” or “Goose”. When the child says “Goose” the child sitting must get up and chase the other child around the circle. If the original child that was “It” makes it all the way around and sits before getting caught then they are no longer it. If they get caught then they are still “It” for another round.
This game is great because it helps to improve listing skills. The children must pay close attention to what the other child is saying!
#2 Building Blocks! Building blocks are great STEM activities for preschoolers. They get to use their critical thinking alongside their creative thinking to come up with fun new designs and towers.
#3 Uno MOO! This is a fun game that we discovered last year. It’s great for teaching colors and matching skills. It’s also great for developing early strategic thinking skills.
#4 Go Fish! This game can be played with a basic set of playing cards. Mix the deck of cards into a pool in the center of all of the players. Each player draws 5 cards each. Each player gets a chance to request a card from any of the other players. If they make a match, they get to go again. If they don’t make a match then they draw a card and the game progresses to the next player.
#5. Super Why ABC Letter Game! This is such a fun game especially if your kids are fans of the show. Children get to practice basic reading skills as they progress through the game. This game is for ages 3 and up.
These are the games that we have personally tried and enjoyed. They have the right balance of learning and fun which will keep young children interested and wanting to play these games over and over again!
Do you have a preschooler? What are their current favorite games?
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