Game nights at home are the best! The competition, the excitement, the laughter! There’s nothing better than spending time with your loved ones, creating lifelong memories. Game nights are also great because they create the perfect space for fostering a sense of belonging and togetherness.
If you are thinking of what to play with young ones, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a list of different kinds of games you could play on game night. Which ones do you already play? Which will you try tonight?
Games For Fine Motor Skills
These games are best for young players aged 2-4. They are more focused on completing a physical task, which will work their fine motor skills. Look for games that complete a physical task such as feeding plastic animals, using magnets for fishing and sorting shapes. These games are great for working their hands and fingers while being repetitive enough to help train muscles as well. We like: Hungry Hungry Hippos.
When your kids are able to focus for a longer period of time, you can definitely introduce simple board games. These usually include games that include taking turns, rolling dice and answering questions or completing tasks. These are great to play because they also teach children to work towards accomplishing a goal! Bonus if teams are included in the game to help them work on teamwork! We like: Hoot Owl Hoot.
If you’re looking to encourage more learning through fun games, look for educational games/strategy games that will challenge them a bit more. For the young ones, look for memory card games and simple picture search games. For older ones, the classics are great such as Scrabble, Battleships and Taboo. There are so many great games for when they get older; it will be something fun to look forward to! We like: Clue.
We hope you make family game night a regular ritual!
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