I am so excited to find the best educational board games on the planet. They are award winning and fun! The company that makes the games is called SimplyFun. Here are the reasons why I love the SimplyFun games…
1) Fun, (award winning!) educational games from toddler through adult
2) Each game can be played in under 30 minutes
3) For classroom teachers – They are mapped to the standards
4) They have a section on their website to help parents/teachers/caregivers of children with special needs, including autism, choose which games will help their children.
5) My kids love them and they are fun for me to play with them….and they are practicing learning skills at the same time.
6) Board game directions include information on how to extend or enhance learning AND different ways to play the game to make it more fun.
7) They have videos for most of the games so that you can see how to play each game.
8) You can get them for free! See how to get free board games for kids!
The best way to figure out which board game is best for you is to take a look at the SimplyFun site click on the button that best describes you. (Parent, grandparent, love to play, educator, therapist or autism needs)
They will ask you some questions and then see what games they recommend for what you want and need. If you have any questions, just message me! ([email protected]) I have many of them, so can help! Also, because I help promote and sell these games as an independent contractor, I can help you get these board games for free! Message me ([email protected]) and ask me how!
Anyway, here are my pick for best educational board games.
Best Educational Board Games
I only recommend games I have played. If you don’t see a game on the list, feel free to ask me about it. I will give you an honest opinion! I have 5 kids so I look at things through all of our eyes! ([email protected])
***These are my family favorites
Educational Board Games for Kids (Preschool)
(A memory game that is a ton more fun than any other memory game I know!)
***Dreaming Dragon – (Don’t wake the sleeping dragon! Helps with fine motor and math skills)
Buddy Hop – (Helps get little ones up and moving! Great for gross motor skills and memory)
Color Huey- (Great for learning colors, and sight words)
***Pop Belly – (Don’t pop the pig’s belly! Great for decision making, math, scientific reasoning)
Educational Board Games for Kids (Elementary)
***CloverLeap (Early Vocabulary, Basic sentence structure, Strategy)
Tibbars Mix and Match (Primary colors, mixing colors, planning ahead)
***Winds of Fortune (Motor Skills and Taking Turns)
***Unravel Mental Mapping Color recognition, quick thinking)
MathRoom (Basic Addition, Basic Subtraction, Quick thinking)
Educational Board Games for Kids (Middle School)
***Summology (Like Scrabble for math!)
Front Runner (Pre-algebra equations, order of operations, factors)
***Walk the Dogs (Counting, multiplication, risk and reward)
***Space It(Sequencing, Patterning)
Rolling Bones (Names of bones in body, risk and reward, sequencing of bones)
Pairamid (Working in teams, planning ahead, evaluating options)
Mirror Mansion (Angles and early geometry, science of reflection)
Educational Board Games for Kids (Teens/Family)
**Get 4 and Score (Quick Recall, vocabulary)
Eye to Eye (Creativity)
***Handy (Twister for your fingers)
***Let’s Chat (Great for around the dinner table or at a restaurant)
Pelican Cove (Solving for multiplication unknowns, decision hierarchy, symbolic algebra)
***Bid a Letter(Building words, problem solving)
***Farkel and Grabbage (Risk and reward, observation, math, strategy)
***Word Bits -(Spelling, cognitive skills, increased vocabulary)
I am totally in love with these board games! I am seriously impressed at how well they teach the kids and how fun they are to play -(for both kids and adults!)
I am an independent consultant for SimplyFun. I sell them because I believe in them. I see how great they are for my family and as I teacher I see how great they are to help reinforce concepts and help children learn. I created some free printable road trip games. If you want to be added to the SimplyFun educational board games mailing list and find out about fun board game opporutnities, (sales, parties, etc) enter in your information below and you will receive some free printable road trip games! (We send out a newsletter once/month about fun board games)
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.