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12 Fun Board Games For 3 Year Olds

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There are countless board games available for three year olds. Here is a list of some fun and educational ones that will keep your child entertained on rainy days or long trips.

Board games are a fun way to spend time with your kids and help them learn while they have fun. Board games also teach children social skills, such as taking turns and being patient. Board games are available for all age groups – from toddlers to adults!

Today we’re sharing some of the best board games for 3-year-olds that will be perfect for both you and your little one!

Pop It Board Game

For Ages: 3+

Number of players: 2

Pop Its are already popular sensory fidget toys kids love and recognize! This board game version takes sensory play to a new level with a chess-like game, two die and two opposing sides. The first one to pop them all wins!

The Pop It board game is also great for teaching numbers, counting and colors. My 3 year old likes to roll the dice and play by himself!

SEQUENCE for kids -The ‘No Reading Required’ Strategy Game

For Ages: 3-6

Number of players: 2-4

It’s the classic SEQUENCE game reimagined for youngsters! Place your chip on the relevant animal on the board after playing an animal card from your hand. Use a unicorn card to set your chip wherever, or a dragon card to remove an opponent’s chip, to add excitement to the game.

The player who gets four chips in a row first wins! This engaging strategy game aids in the development of logical reasoning abilities. Reading is not necessary which makes this a fun preschool game.

Hasbro Hi Ho! Cherry-O Board Game

For Ages: 3+

Number of players: 4

Preschool children can choose fruits to fill their baskets,  even if they don’t have math skills like counting, addition, and subtraction.

Players can form two alternative play options to choose cherries, blueberries, apples, and oranges. If the spinner falls on a bird or a dog, the player must return cherries to the tree.

When you land on a spilled bucket, you need to start the game! Think of the Hi Ho! Cherry-O board game for kids to practice mathematics when it comes to a fruity entertaining method.

Hasbro Elefun and Friends Elefun Game

For Ages: 3+

Number of Players: Not specified 

Children can join the elephant in the fluttery pursuit of the butterfly! At this children’s game, the adorable motorized elephant Elefun will trumpet and play music to announce the beginning of the game.

Butterflies blow away gently from his trunk and swim through the air while children chase the beautiful butterflies about the room on their nets. The best butterfly player wins the game!.

Candy Land Kingdom of Sweet Adventures Board Game

Number of Players: 2-4

For Ages: 3+

If you loved to play the board game Candy Land when you were a child, you can share your experience with your kids and start on the magic road to pleasant sweet surprises!

This lovely rendition of Candy Land’s popular game has gingerbread men, movers, colorful cards, and charming pictures children enjoy, with destinations like Cookie Commons and Chocolate Mountain. Players choose their cards, move their pawns and allow their imagination to soar when they come to win the castle! 

Don’t Break the Ice Game

Number of Players: 2-4

For Ages: 3+

Tap ice blocks, but don’t break the ice one by one. This popular game aims to keep Phillip the Penguin on the ice, although the ice chunks start to fall as the game continues.

 The player who can prevent Phillip from falling will win! Play one-on-one or as a 2 team! 

Wonder forge Disney Classic Characters Matching Game

Number of Players: 1+

For Ages: 3+

It is the classic photo matching game, now with your favorite Disney characters. Flip over bright tiles and find a friendly parade from Dumbo and Bambi to Nemo and Simba. Gather the most pairs to win and share magical experiences.

Richard Scarry’s Busytown Eye Found It Toddler Game

For Ages: 3+

Number of Players: 5

In a Busytown adventure, Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm ride about Busytown to look for hidden objects at this fun-filled collective. In the huge, colorful gameboard, Richard Scarry’s timeless world comes to life. 

Drive down the city streets and a busy farm, a busy airport, and a busy harbor full of boats. On the trip, there is so much to discover!

Game Zone Diggin’ Doggies Board Game

For Ages: 3+

Number of Players: 2-4

Oh no! Your doggie has lost all his bones. Would you please help him to discover them and return them to the house of his dog? Be the first to help your puppy collect and win all his bones. Get your nose to a bone and watch it miraculously pick up with your magnetic nose! This law will assist your doggie in winning the game. It will be far easier to learn to play this game than teaching your dog to fetch.

In each dugout space, place all the bones color-side down around the board, place the doggies in the respective cinnamon, and roll them. Choose a route and hop as many rooms as the die suggests. Use the amazing nose of your puppy to pick up the bone where your doggie landed.

Once the players get all three bones, the triumph bark is quite close to their pup. Make sure that they return to the doghouse before everyone else catches up. Diggin’ Doggies is a fun indoor game for a family or some buddies. It teaches counting, color recognition, hand, and eye coordination, game instructions, and turns while your family enjoys it

Briarpatch Pete the cat The Missing Cupcake Game

Number of Payers: 2-4

For Ages: 3+

If your kids love this adorable cat book series they will be highly entertained with this cute cupcake version. Join Pete and his friends to work together to bring Grumpy Toad’s missing cupcakes back. Players collect beautiful 3D cupcakes while singing songs, performing physical activity, and identifying beloved animals, cuisine, and vocabulary in this enjoyable children’s board game.

 The missing Cupcakes game encourages literacy as children establish associations between images and words and social skills, decision-making, and imagination.

The game includes 14 colorful cupcakes, 20 present birthday cards, a spinner game board, 4 game parts, and Grumpy Toad & Cupcake tray.

Save Penguin On Ice Game

Number of Players: 2+

For Ages: 3+

Save the penguin and practice your hand-eye coordination! Little ones will have fun chipping the ice blocks!

The spinner is rolled by one player at a time. Hit the ice block as demonstrated on the spinner. Don’t allow the opponent to trick you! The loser will be the player who caused the penguin to tumble. Who will claim the title of champion!

Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Game

For Ages: 4+

Number of Players: 2-12 (in teams)

Although the age range listed for this is 4+ my 3 year old loves this fun interactive breakfast game. If your kids love pancakes they will have fun racing to stack the pancakes that come in fun flavors like chocolate, strawberries, bananas, blueberries or plain.

Pick a recipe card to follow the order for each stack. The first one to finish piling the pancakes wins. Don’t forget the pat of butter!

This is a fun game for practicing fine motor skills, counting, stacking and balancing (the plates of pancakes!).

 Frequently Asked Questions

What do 3-year-olds learn from board games?

You can use board games to teach your kids about addition, subtraction, and other math skills. These are also great for learning how to read if you play them with them while still learning letters and words. You can also use games to practice dexterity, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Board games are an excellent way for kids to have fun and learn. They can be educational, too! Whether you’re looking for the perfect game that will teach your child how to count or one that’ll help them with their spelling skills, we’ve got something here just for you.

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