Moms Recommend Board Games for 3 (+) Year Olds
H – Check out Peaceable Kingdoms games. We have Hoot Hoot Owl , Acorn Soup and Dinosaur Escape . My three year old loves them all.
M – My boys love… Bugs in the Kitchen , Uno .
J - Zingo , Candyland
L – Matching games
R – There are some wonderful “memory” games out there. I think around 3 you could start with 24 cards: Life on Earth
S – Hi Ho Cherry-O , Zingo , Chutes and Ladders , Let’s Go Fishing , Old Maid , Candyland
E – The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game , Hisss , Eye Found It , Spot it (1,2,3/jr.animals etc)
K – Yeti in My Spaghetti
D – Quirkle
N – My 3 yr old loves Zingo and Spot It Jr
S – Silly Street
R – Make and Break played collaboratively, Busy Town
R – Hoot Owl Hoot , Yoga Garden , and Jenga
J – Mermaid Island is a big hit with our 3 year old and it’s a cooperative game so each player works as a team to cheer the others on
S – Hungry Hungry Hippos!
I – Feed the Woozle and Snails Pace Race
M – We started Uno by taking out the cards that ruin the flow (reverse, skip, draw 4 etc). It helped massively with my 3 and 4yo getting the hang of the game. Then we wove those “baaad cards” (as they excitedly and lovingly call them) back in. And they can play solo wo any adult help now.
R – Unicorn Glitterluck and Dragon’s Breath
M – My 3 yo got Sequence Jr for Christmas, and she and my 6 yo both love it.