Now that we have a preschooler I’ve been searching for fun preschool games and board games.
Games are SOOOO good for preschool learning. They give your preschooler one-on-one time to build a parent-child relationship/family bond AND will help your little one learn how to work as a team.
Some preschool games are educational and help your kids with reading, spelling, counting, and more!
What games do preschoolers play?
Your preschooler will love love playing games. Preschool play is so important!
I’m sure if you have a preschooler you hear “Mommy play with me?” a billion times per day.
Make sure you stop, listen, and take some time to really focus on them and play (unplugged) for at least 10-30 minutes per day, if not more!
The American Academy of Pediatrics really stresses the importance of play to all aspects of a child’s development.
Play is important to healthy brain development.American Academy of Pediatrics
Playing with your Preschooler
I read a really interesting article the other day in the Harvard Business Review that talks about how obsessed people have become with staying busy.
We are, for the most part, overworked and stretched too thin.
People are living increasingly busy lifestyles. So, it can be easy to come up with a list of excuses for not being able to really play with your kids.
…and don’t feel bad here. I’m right there with the rest of you. As a busy work at home mom I find it difficult to find times to play, to wrap my head around letting loose and playing when I have mountains of work, a house to clean, meals to cook, appointments to attend.
But, we NEED to try and do better for our kids. Myself included! Sometimes getting some fun age appropriate games can help facilitate play.
It gives you and the kids something exciting to do together and bond over. Plus it WILL help meet the developmental needs of your preschooler.
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What are the best games to play with your preschooler?
Educational Insights Shelby The Pug Snack Shack Counting Game
Shelby the Pug has buried all of her bones in the sand and she needs your help to find them all! Help Shelby dig up the most bones to win in this preschool counting bone-anza where kids learn critical counting and number skills.
Peaceable Kingdom Hoot Owl Hoot - Matching Game
Hurry little owls: In this color-coordinated matching game, players cooperate to help the owls fly back to their nest before the sun comes up. Help all the owls home before sunrise and everyone wins!
Artoflifer Kids Indoor and Outdoor Balance Beam
PREMIUM BALANCE TOY: Improving coordination and balance in a safe environment, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, Weatherproof.
Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel
NO READING REQUIRED! Your forest pals are hungry and need your help. Help them find their acorns in this fun and addictive toddler board game designed to teach young children about colors. Easy to understand and play—no reading required. Easy set up and clean up; box doubles as storage.
Franklin Sports Playground Balls - Rubber Kickballs
CLASSIC RUBBER PLAYGROUND BALLS: This is the classic playground ball you know and love! These playground balls are perfect for indoor gymnasium games and outdoor play
Hasbro Gaming Candy Land Kingdom Of Sweet Adventures
CLASSIC BEGINNER GAME: Do you remember playing Candy Land when you were a kid. Introduce new generations to this sweet kid's board game
Click n' Play Foam Pogo Jumper - Makes Squeaky Sounds with Flashes LED Lights
Super fun and safe Foam Pogo Jumper is great for kids and adults with 250 lbs weight limit
ThinkFun Zingo Bingo
Develops critical skills – Perfect for pre-readers and early readers, builds language and matching skills in preschool kids through fun, fast-paced play.
Magnetic Fishing Set
Magnetic set: fishing toy game comes with 4 fish and 2 wind-up fishing rods with working reels.
Peaceable Kingdom Feed The Woozle Preschool Skills Builder Game
The Woozle loves to eat hairy pickles and fuzzy donuts. Can you help feed him 12 crazy treats before all the snacks are gone? A monstrous game of mixed up fun!
10 Foot Play Parachute
TEACHES COOPERATION and enhances motor skills through group games.
Hasbro Hi Ho! Cherry-O
Do you remember playing the Hi Ho! Cherry-O game when you were a child? Introduce new generations to the classic gameplay of this kids' board game for boys and girls ages 3 and up
Prextex 3 in 1 Carnival Outdoor Games
Prextex 3 in 1 Carnival Combo Set Includes Rings, Bean Bags And Cones
Includes 6 Carnival Cones Each Measures 9 Inches Tall Made of Nice Colorfull Kids Safe Plastic
Briarpatch Pete the Cat the Missing Cupcakes Memory Game
Briarpatch introduces a Pete the Cat game of luck, memory, and cooperation for kids
Melissa & Doug Bowling Friends
The Melissa & Doug Bowling Friends Preschool Playset features 6 animal bowling pins and a 4-inch indented bowling ball, along with a zippered carry case for easy storage and portability.
Peaceable Kingdom Snug as a Bug in a Rug
All the colorful bugs need your help to get safe and snug before the stinkbugs show up and stink up the place! A fun cooperative and matching game for children.
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Dilly Dally Tootle Turtle Target Game
The Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Dilly Dally Tootle Turtle Target Game is a part of the Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch line of toys that comes with 4 self-stick bean bags, and a numbered target with stand.
Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up! Relay Game
Stack and serve your pancakes to match your order cards. Be the first to correctly complete a pancake stack and top it with a pat of butter!
Melissa & Doug Pets Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box
The Melissa & Doug Pets Jigsaw Puzzles include four 12-piece puzzles featuring a fish, a dog, a cat, and a bird.
Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks
The Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards Classic Toy is a set of 120 wooden blocks in various shapes and colors, inspiring kids to assemble colorful patterns on 5 boards
ThinkFun Roll and Play Game for Toddlers
Trusted by families worldwide - with over 50 million sold, Think Fun is the world's leader in brain and logic games.
Wonder Forge Disney Classic Characters Matching Game
It's the classic game of picture matching, now starring your most cherished Disney characters. Flip over colorful tiles to find a parade of friendly faces, from Dumbo and Bambi to Nemo and Simba. Collect the most pairs to win and share the magic memories along the way.
Pressman Toys Shark Bite Game (2-4 Players)
Players take turns rolling the die and fishing for the colorful sea creatures using the fishing rod
UNO MOO Game
Farm animals come out of their barn to play, and younger players round them up by matching their colors or types
I Spy Dig In, The Great Game of Frantic Finding
Are you ready to play? Then dive right in and dig away.Race the clock, it's not so hard! Dig out 6 objects, place on your card.i spy dig in is the great game of frantic finding! Kids practice literacy, coordination, and social skills as they race to match the images on their cards with objects from the bowl.