The Best Board Games for 7 Year Olds
When it comes to picking the best games for 7 year olds, it can be a little tricky to find just the right one. Let’s face it, 7 year olds are a widely varied bunch with needs changing day-to-day.
This list of games for 7 year olds offers you some options to make gameschooling your child a breeze, and fun! Don’t discount the educational value of playing games just for fun.
Our Favorite Games for 7 Year Olds
Subjects: Stem, geometry, physics, just for fun
Time: 5-10 minutes
Goat Slingers is always good for a quick game break. My 7 year old can’t control her giggles with this one while the rest of us are trying to figure out how to most effectively land a goat. We usually lose, fyi.
Ten Frame Tower
Time: 10-15 minutes
Theme: Tile, dice
If you asked me 5 years ago if there would be a math game we love, I would have laughed. Well, it just so happens that we LOVE this game. Your child learns addition, ten frames, the communicative property, probability, patterns. Tip: Adapt the game to teach subtraction by starting with a full tower and working backward.
No Thank You, Evil!
Subjects: Language arts, cooperation, storytelling
Time: 30 minutes
Theme: Adventure, RPG, cooperative
“No Thank You, Evil! is a game of creative make-believe, adventure, and storytelling. Make your character based on fun descriptive traits, then set of on an adventure. Use characters abilities & imagination to overcome obstacles and tell your story.” (Amazon description)
Ticket to Ride New York
Subject: Strategy, light geography, NY history
Time: 20-30 minutes
Theme: Transportation, train
If your kid is too experienced for Ticket to Ride First Journey, but too young to sit through the original TTR–New York is a good choice! Play is simplified & much shorter than the original game, while keeping the same spirit and gameplay.
Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters
Subjects: Strategy, just for fun
Time: 30 minutes
Theme: Family, cooperative, very slightly spooky
According to a certain 7 year old child in my life, GFTH is the perfect game for a 7 year old. In this strategy game it’s everyone vs the tricky ghosts. This much-loved game has two modes of play–basic & advanced. This is a great pick for younger kids who celebrate Halloween too.
The Floor is Lava
Subjects: PE, motor function, just for fun
Time: 5 minutes
Theme: Family, physical, party
This game doesn’t look like much but I’m glad we gave it a chance. This game had our entire family (even the teens) bursting with laughter. TIP: Adapt this game by taping index cards with letters/numbers/whatever on them to practice skills
What game does YOUR 7 year old enjoy?
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