Family Game Night with a Three Year Old
We love family game night! Last year I shared our favorite games to play with a two year old. I wanted to do a follow up post and share our favorite games for three year olds with you today!
If you need some family game night ideas, then you have to try one of these games. They are much loved in our house!
7 Games to Play with a Three Year Old at the Next Family Game Night
UNO MOO Preschool Game – A great twist on the classic game of UNO, which you know I love. UNO Moo is a fun game that teaches colors. It’s a fast moving game, which makes it great for short attention spans.
Thomas Making Tracks Game – My son’s love for this game surprised me. This game has a lot of moving parts to it, so I would be willing to be patient the first few times you play it with your three year old. However, it is a great game that we have played over and over and over again. No two games are ever alike and it teaches so many wonderful skills in a fun, engaging way.
Avalanche Fruit Stand Game – A great game for number and color recognition along with fine motor skill building. Plus the pieces double for fun toddler tray activities.
ThinkFun Zingo – I scored this game for $1 at a garage sale because a dog apparently ate the box. This is probably our family’s absolute favorite game ever. At first we took it easy on our boy, but he quickly showed us what he was made of. Your child has to be quick to recognize the chips that come out of the slot so he can grab them for his card. The first person to fill the entire card wins.
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game – Another great game that teaches color recognition while working fine motor skills. This is a low-key game that our son loves playing over and over again.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Floor Dominoes – Who doesn’t love a game of dominoes? This jumbo floor puzzle is fun when you just want to sprawl out in the living room floor as a family.
The Original Memory Game – I cannot tell you how many games of memory we have played in the last year. This game is a classic and should be in every child’s game closet.
What about you? What games would you add to this list?
Don’t forget to check out what games we put on our list for two year olds, which we STILL play as a three year old.
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Uno Moo has been on my wish list for a while. Im keeping it in mind for our (will be) 4 year old for Christmas. A family favorite around here is Wildcraft. We borrowed it from a friend for a while and both my (at the time) 3 and 5 year olds loved it and played a ton. Their attention span is a bit longer than most boys their age but I think it could be modified to be a shorter game if needed. I also want to try Labyrinth with my kids. Im looking forward to winter because we get to do so much more reading and board games with the kids because they are outside so much less.
Great picks! Games are something I want to start doing with my 2 1/2 year old. Trying to keep a look out for good deals and will probably put some on his Christmas/bday list. I will have to remember some of these!
I’ll need to add some of these to Silas’ Christmas list this year! We also have a game of matching that is based on Goodnight Moon that has a few different versions that your child can play as they develop more skills in game playing. We love it but I love the idea of playing games more frequently as a family!
Thanks for these ideas. We are loving family game night- it is exciting when your first child becomes old enough to do this. I am going to check out avalanche for sure!
It is SO EXCITING! Our first game was Hi-Ho Cherry-O! I was ecstatic. 🙂
Thank you for this, I’ve been wanting to disconnect from TV shows and become more intentional making time with family, but we have a 2 1/2 year old and haven’t really known what games we could play with him, since we do like games.
We received some Christmas money for him, so I’m going to use it to buy games we can play with him. Thank you a ton for this 🥰
What fun! Enjoy it!