Back to school season is upon us! My kids go back tomorrow! In order to keep their brains fresh, we’ve been playing board games. Board games are a fun way to incorporate learning and fun. My kids are finally at the ages that they can play a game without fighting (most of the time) and really think it’s a treat for Jason and I to sit down and play with them.
Here are 11 fun games to help kids with math that we enjoy playing as a family (and I’m sure you will, too!)
RACK-O has been a really great game for Nora! She had problems putting numbers in order and that is the purpose of this game. I loved playing RACK-O as a child and my kids do, too. I highly recommend it! Even Jason will sit down and play RACK-Owith us (and he is not a board game lover)!
Uno is an old game but a good game. It’s fast, quick, uses numbers and colors to teach your kids while you are playing! If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll enjoy ganging up on your with “Draw Two” cards to make you hold about 20 cards!
3. Sequence & Sequence For Kids
Sequence & Sequence for Kids are both fun games. We have both of them! Sequence for Kids is fun because your preschoolers can play as well as your older kids. Maddie enjoys playing regular Sequence with me and we always have lots of time, especially when we have a card to “steal” the other person’s space!
Yahtzee has always been a family favorite. Not only do you have to use math skills to figure out your scores, my kids are figuring out how to strategize to get the best score. Love that!
5. Head Full Of Numbers
Head Full Of Numbers is a fun way to make equations.
6. Act Your Wage
Dave Ramsey’s ACT Your Wage! Board Game is a good way to teach your children about money and how to get out of debt!
Sorry! is another game that I recommend for families. All of my kids can play and they like to play Mom (and beat her…everytime)!
Battleship is the perfect game if you have siblings that enjoy sinking one another’s ships!
Monopoly is Maddie’s favorite game. She can play literally for hours. To change it up a little I bought her the Horseopoly game a few years ago for her birthday. It was also an instant hit. If you have a horse lover, this is definitely a fun alternative!
Dominos are a fun pattern game that our whole family enjoys! Dominos has helped the kids learn patterns and it’s a fun game we all can play together at the same time.
11. Clumsy Thief
This is the only game on this list we haven’t played but after looking at it and reading the reviews, I’ll be ordering Clumsy Thief for Blake and Nora’s birthday. Here is the description from Amazon:
“Clumsy thieves may be lurking in your own home. This hilarious fast-paced card game has everyone snatching money when they dare! Big moneys up for grabs and every player joins the fun. This game requires strategy, addition skills, luck and a great sense of humor. HOW TO PLAY: Players make money stacks from their dealt cards. Steal a stack if you have a card equaling $100 when added to the top card of a stack. But that’s just the beginning! Thief cards steal money cards. Jail cards stop thief cards. In the end the player who has the most money wins.”
Does your family play any of these games? Which do you enjoy?
Welcome to Women With Intention Wednesdays!
Welcome back to another great week of community building and support for one another!
Do you feel beautiful? Do you feel special? You should! I’m featuring The Beauty of Being Different that I think we all need to think about by Jenny. Sometimes I think it’s easier to compare ourselves to everyone else, belittle our gifts, and wish for different talents instead of realizing that God made us beautiful and perfect. I appreciate each of your beauty and uniqueness in your posts each week and always look forward to the community you bring each week!
Here is what you will find at Women With Intention Wednesdays:
- This is a link up party where you come to encourage one another, have fun, and share your best posts to help women live their best life!
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Community building question of the week: What is one thing you wish you had more time to do?
We’ve been in a season of busyness so if I had more time, I would like to just be. How about you?