The Best Preschool Board Games

Best Board Games for Preschool

My preschooler has developed a genuine love of games. Not so much electronic games but actual games you play with a partner or a small group. I love that he loves them too.

Board games can teach so many skills. When children play board games they learn social skills such as communicating verbally and sharing. They also learn patience. This is something most adults need to learn as well 🙂

I thought I’d share some of our favorites because these would make excellent gift ideas. Here’s a look at some of our favorite preschool board games for your holiday list!

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Best Board Games Preschool


best board gamesBingo with a Zing! Your child can work on image/word recognition, letters/sounds, and vocabulary. This is an award-winning game that is so much fun to play. Both of my kids loved this and we still play this with my 4-year-old. It has double-sided cards- one for advanced and one for beginners just starting.

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Catch and Learn

There are so many uses for this game! It’s great for motor skills, math, spelling, and more. It’s perfect for ages 3 and up. I love that it’s reusable and versatile with so many ways to play.

It comes with a retractable magnet so just a warning that there are small parts to the magnet and it can be a choking hazard to smaller children.



This is the perfect game to help reinforce colors and shapes. It’s a great game to play with younger preschoolers (older 2’s/3’s) but all kids will love this!

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Humpty Dumpty Wall

This is a fun game that takes some patience. Basically, you build the wall and then using some small spatulas you try and remove a brick without having Humpty Dumpty fall. If he falls off the wall, you lose. We got this last year when my 3-year-old was obsessed with Humpty Dumpty but he still loves this.

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This is a fun game the whole family can get involved in. You’ve probably seen some type of version of this game around.  I love that this works on communication skills and really is for any age level of kids after they start talking.


Hoot Owl Hoot

This is a group game where kids must work together to try and get the owls back in the nest before the sun rises. A great game to play to build teamwork and learn to work together!



preschool board games


Mix, match, score and win! Qwirkle is a must-have for your next family game night. MindWare’s best seller is a simple game of matching colors and shapes that requires tactical maneuvers, quick-thinking, and a well-planned strategy. This is well suited for ages 6+ but we have played with our 4-year-old as a family and it’s been great!

Thanks to Oriental Trading for letting us try out this game for our family game night!


The Best Board Games for Preschool



What are your favorite educational games for preschoolers?

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  • Reply Sarah

    I love your ideas. I have a three and five-year-old and they both love games. I will check out a few above. I think they would really get a kick out of the head band game!

    November 4, 2017 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Gemma | Seasidesundays

    These are great ideas! I really want to get my 3 year old into board games but I thought she was too young. Thanks for the inspiration!

    November 6, 2017 at 6:48 pm
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