Spring Board Games to Play with Your Kids
Spring is all about the new. Rebirth of the forests, flowers, and new life. And bunnies, lots and lots of bunnies. There is so much to learn about nature & mythology in the spring season, and these games do a good job of exploring those in a fun way. And did I mention lots of bunnies? Here is a great list of spring games to play with your family, from the youngest preschoolers to your grown kids. Have fun playing!!
As always please don’t interpret age/grade level designations as set in stone. Many children are able to play or need to play games outside of their age range. Playing games with your family is more important than any arbitrary age designation.
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Spring Games for Preschool & Older
Happy Bunny (Blue Orange Games)
Skills learned: Counting to 4, colors, big & small, comparison, number recognition to 4
Skills learned: Colors, matching, patience, fine motor skills
Skills learned: Number recognition, counting, addition to 10
Skills learned: Counting, colors, number recognition, taking turns, following directions
Skills learned: STEM skills, comparing sizes, estimation
Spring Games for Elementary School & Older
Skills learned: Herbs & edible plants, survival skills, cooperation
Skills learned: Fine motor skills, observation, planning & prediction
Skills learned: Adaptability, fast play, nature terms
Skills learned: Fine motor control, gentle competition, strategy
Skills learned: Nature facts, turn taking, counting
Skills learned: Predator & Prey, life in temperate forest
Spring Games for Middle School & Older
Skills learned: Visual processing, fine motor control, logic
Skills learned: Earth science, strategy
Skills learned: Logic, fine motor control
Skills learned: Facts about our parks, American history, hand control & card manipulation
Skills learned: Fine motor control, reasoning, logic
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Spring Games for High School & Adults
Skills learned: Evolution/adaptation, multiple actions per turn
Skills Learned: Logic, planning, ecosystems
Skills learned: Fine motor control, entomology
Skills learned: Mythology, reading comprehension, math
Skills learned: Fine motor control, mythology
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