In all my years teaching younger grades, and in raising my own two girls, I have seen how valuable board games for preschool and kindergarten aged children can be. Game play helps kids learn so many important skills and behaviours, from social skills – such as taking turns and being a gracious winner or loser, to thinking skills as they make choices and solve problems, and contextual language skills.
So today I have gathered together a collection of board games for preschool and kindergarten aged children, around the ages of 3-5 years), both from my own experiences playing with kids at home and school, as well as a few suggestions from the teachers and parents from the Childhood 101 Facebook community.
Do you have older children? Check out our list of the best Family Board Games before your next games night!
15 Board Games for Preschool & Kindergarten
The suggestions below are linked to an Amazon product link (affiliate links). These are suggestions only, to provide you with more information and reviews of each game, obviously you are free to shop for these games wherever you prefer to shop.
If you love Bingo, your preschool-aged child will go crazy for Zingo! Within moments of setting it up, they’ll be playing along and trying to read out the sight words! A great interactive game for the entire family.
Peaceable Kingdom Race to the Treasure
Introduce your child to a cooperative game at an early age with Peaceable Kingdom Race to the Treasure. Teamwork and strategy are the only way to get to the treasure in time! Perfect for ages 5 and above.
Pick Up Sticks
Ever wonder just how quickly your little one can “really” pick things up? Pick Up Sticks will answer that question for you! Great for hand-eye coordination and patience, plus it’s suitable for all ages!