I recommend learning games for kids as one of the holiday gifts because it gives your entire family a fun playing and learning activity to enjoy together.
Learning Games for Kids
1. Bunny Peek-a-Boo for ages 2 – 5.
Kids will love this 3D puzzle which includes four big, wooden blocks which kids arrnage to match each challenge. Kids will learn important math and reading reasoning with 60 challenges to complete — or just free playing with the blocks! Bunny Peek-a-Boo was named to the Parents Magazine 2013 top picks from Toy Fair.
2. Fisher-Price Barnyard Bingo Game for ages 2-10.
Barnyard Bingo Game is a chute dropping, barn-door popping game of animal matching bingo fun! Encourages thinking and problem solving, sharing & cooperation, curiosity & discovery and fine motor skills.
3. Keekee The Rocking Monkey Board Game for ages 3+.
An adorable all wooden balancing game where kids take turns to see how many they can get on KeeKee without any falling. It introduces children to principles of balance while working on observation skills and judgement. Kids will develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and dexterity!
4. SET Junior for ages 4-8 years.
SET Junior is two games in one box! It’s a two-sided board game designed to grow with the child. Side one teaches matching using colors, shapes and numbers. The magic squares on the board have SETs in all directions and start to familiarize kids with what the different types of SETs look like. Players take turns matching their tiles to the corresponding squares on the board and collecting point chips for completing SETs.
5. Ooga Booga Card Game for ages 7+.
Players memorize and recite a chant of cave man words and gestures, using the cave illustrations as clues. While they’re playing, kids work on memory, visual perception and speech skills.
6. Tenzi Game for ages 7-11 years.
Be the first player to get all ten of your dice to show the same number.
7. NADA! Game for ages 7-15.
Score with a match and score when there is NADA! But you Best call it fast to collect your dice! This is a game of chance and visual skill that everyone can learn to play in seconds, with lots of game variations.
8. What’s It? for ages 8+.
It’s a party game, a family game, a guessing game where players try to think alike! Flip a doodle card, flip the timer and guess what the doodle looks like. If you guess like the other players, everyone wins!
9. PicWits! for ages 10+.
Real, twisted or tongue-in-cheek, your photo card will be assessed against the cards of your competitors. If the judge picks your card, you win the round! The player with the most match-ups takes the game.
10. Word A Round Game for ages 10+.
The challenge in WordARound is to quickly figure out where the word starts and to read it aloud before your opponents. The game seems so simple, but you’ll find yourself baffled as you race to spot and call out words. SEE MY REVIEW HERE.
Aren’t these games awesome!?
There’s something for every age level, too!
See all the best gifts for kids that I personally recommend:
2014 Gift Guide for Kids
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