Fun, educational games to play at home or in the classroom

Guest writer Ronnie Koenig shares her top picks for preschool and elementary age kids

As a mom of seven-year-old twins some of the best ideas for new toys come from my kids’ teachers. The games that they play in their classrooms are often ones that they will also want to play at home. The best thing about these classroom toys is that the kids have so much fun playing them, they don’t even realize they are educational.

Toys and games that teach kids the skills they need to succeed in school are my favorites. For example, my son came home and told me that they had played a new game called Headbanz in school that day – where players give the wearer of the headband with a word card on it clues in order to guess the word! We got him the game for his birthday and it now has a place among the many other games and toys that have taught both of them valuable skills such as reading, counting, matching, strategizing and so much more.

Here are some of the other school games that will not only provide some educational value but are fun and easy to play at home or in the classroom.

Preschool is Cool

Fun educational games for age 3+

Elementary Education

Engaging learning games for ages 4-7

Bigger Kids Choice

Educational games to play at home with older elementary – ages 7+

Remember, the ages listed on the games are just suggestions so don’t be afraid to try games that are for kids a little older (or keep ones around that are for the young ones that you still enjoy!).

Let us know – what are your favorite games that kids love at home and in the classroom?

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