Add Ten Learning Games to Your Homeschool Curriculum for a better homeschool year. Games are a big hit in our home for the quality time love language and tactile learners!
1. Monopoly – Math: money knowledge / budgeting There are so many Monopoly Choices you can get one that is more fun than the original.
2. Scrabble – Language Arts / Spelling. We love this game – so many junior options but we like Bananagrams best. And my 9yr old can play it!
3. Cards – Math, Strategy. You can play poker, gin, rummy, or even Go Fish for little ones to start matching.
4. Life – Life! Even though this game is easy – there are decisions to make, money to handle, etc.
5. Battle Ship – I loved this game as a kid. Strategy, critical thinking skills, listening skills. (Confession – I just vacuum up the pegs)
6. Operation – science. Granted – they take some liberties with this game it is still fun. I encourage a discussion while you play. Like most games now – the cartoon themes are endless. Operation Choices
7. Yahtzee – Math. This is a wonderful game to strengthen math skills!
8. Guess Who – critical thinking, listening. Truth be told – I love Guess Who! Especially now with the multiply boards you can use! Guess Who Choices
9. Clue – Thanks to Kris – Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers for reminding me! I loved this game as a kid – critical thinking skills! And with Junior Clue, Classic Clue – there are a ton of Clue Options
10. Learning Resources offers many purposely made “educational games”. We have Money Bags and Spider Web. However – my kids always prefer the classic games.
It’s easy – Add Ten Learning Games to Your Homeschool Curriculum this year
Rather than game night – try game afternoon time.
As frustrating as it might be – it is still best to try and include preschoolers so they can mimic and learn key character traits – waiting, taking turns, sharing, being kind, good sportsmanship. Even if they have a small part – moving their piece – let them try. Maybe consider preschool games -Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Memory Matching.
Does your family have a favorite educational game not listed above - please share it in the comments. We’re always on the hunt for a new fun game!