Gameschooling the Holidays with these 25 Family Games
With the 2020 winter being season such as it is (UGH), many of us are spending the holidays at home or with our bubble. That leaves lots of time to play. Some of my best memories are of playing our new games with my extended family.
The purpose of this post is to bring you some of the best, commonly found, and inexpensive board games I can think of for your family to play this season. And, as this post is titled Gameschooling the Holidays, I added some information on how to expand the games educationally.
Please be considerate of your friends & family by isolating before & after your gathering. I wish you and your bubble a very happy holiday season.
Games to Play with Preschoolers
Read my review
From: Orchard Toys
Age: 3+ (my 7 year old still enjoys)
Time: 15-20 minutes
Subjects: Memory, matching
No reading or counting required
Expand: As children learn math skills you could easily turn it into a simple math game by assigning a dollar value to each item.
Gameschooling the Holidays with Young Children
Fossil Frenzy – FREE printable
From: Gameschool Academy
Time: 5 minutes
No reading skills required, aside from directions
Expand: Ask questions such as “what is paleontology”
5 Games to Play With Kids 10+
Shut the Box Competitive
Shut the Box Solo (This is the one I have and play every morning before work)
Free printable version for members (free!)
Time: 5-20 minutes
Subjects: Math, logic, strategy
No reading required, basic math required
Expand: Have your child make a printable version with more numbers so they can multiple and divide
5 Games for Folks Over 14
5 Games to Play With a Grandma Filter
My gramma taught me how to play, such a warm memory. Gramma also had vision issues, she would have loved this!
Time: 10 minutes
Subjects: math, logic, strategy