I loved playing board games when I was a child. My children love playing educational board games, mainly because they don’t realize that they are learning while they are playing board games. I think board games fit in perfectly with homeschooling!
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When you think about it what are you doing while you play a board game? You’re learning, or your kids are! Math, language, history, science, logic and so much more can be practiced without your kids ever catching on that real learning is taking place!
When learning is fun, kids learn so much fast and retain that knowledge better. That’s part of the reason we do hands-on science experiments all the time, we do them repeatedly. Educational board games, or board games in general, are a great way to practice skills.
Educational Board Games for Your Homeschool
There are so many board games out there. So many that I would love to have, but let's face it, I'm running out of room to shore them.
Spin the spinner and move the pawn up the ladders and down the chutes. Chutes and Ladders is a classic game that children enjoy playing over and over.
Players roll the dice and try to match as many characters as they can. The more Amazing Friends they can match, the higher their score.
Kid-sized words and colorful pictures make it fun to match letter tiles to words on the grid. Players move their funny tokens up the score track as they score points. When all of the tiles have been placed on the board, the player with the most points wins!
Don't worry, your little ones won't outgrow this game; just turn the board over for the advanced level, where they come up with their own words. It's going to be letter-matching fun for everyone with Scrabble Junior!
This Monopoly Junior board game features simplified gameplay for budding Monopoly fans.
Slide, collide and score to win the Sorry! Game. Kids draw cards to see how far they get to move one of the pawns on the board. If they land on a Slide they can zip to the end and bump their opponents' pawns – or their own!
Classic Connect 4 game is disc-dropping fun.
One murder… 6 suspects. In this suspenseful Clue game, players have to find out who's responsible for murdering Mr. Boddy of Tudor Mansion in his own home.
Have a colorful ride In this game the pegs come in 6 different colors for players to pop friends and family into their car as they travel around the gameboard.
This Trouble game amps up the fun with a number die and a symbol die in the Pop-o-Matic dice roller; the symbol die gives players a boost of power for moving their pegs around the board.
This battleship game features airplanes in addition to Ships for awesome strategic gameplay and epic battles.
Kids can have loads of fun as they use yes or no question to guess each other's mystery character.
Players get to be "the doctor" and make Cavity Sam better or get the buzzer. Easy-grab ailment pieces and large openings help make game play fun for kids 6 and up.
What are some of your favorite board games to play as a family?
What were your favorite games to play as a child? I loved Operation, and it is completely different (in-store) now than when I was a child, though Amazon is awesome and has the original.
My kids and I all love Monopoly, to the point where we currently own three different versions of it.
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