For Christmas, my daughters received a few new games from relatives and from Santa. Around our house we find that we play much more board games, checkers and work on puzzles in the winter than at any other time of year. It is such a fun way to spend time together. All of the games shown here were recent gifts and have been enjoyed by the entire household.
Santa gave my daughters this HABA animal Yahtzee game. We all have fun playing this game, it is a great introduction to the real version. I found it perfect for my 5 and 7 year old.
This was a stocking stuffer for my youngest who absolutely loves charades. Previously we had a very similar version by HABA which we loved so much it needed replacing when the cards wore out. I found this in a department store.
I haven't played Elephant's Trunk but it seemed to be a hit when our house guests played it with my daughters. Both my girls gave it a good review.
Another game that was given to my daughters for Christmas was this Laundry Jumble Game. They really loved this game which involves reaching into the laundry machine and finding the clothes that match the card. It reminds me of a Montessori game, with it's use of the senses. The polka dotted underwear created nonstop laughs for them, especially when an adult had to find it or mistakenly pulled it out.
Lastly, we have been playing Bugs Building. The game involves a colored die which dictates what color the player needs to remove from the tower. This one also is a lot of fun.
I would love to know if you have any suggestions of fun games your children like to play!