Family Game Nights: 6 Board Games to Play with a Two Year Old
We love family game nights with our two year old. It is so much fun!
The choice to implement family game nights means we are spending intentional, uninterrupted time with our toddler. This is quality time spent as a family while our son has the chance to learn some valuable lessons through play!
I’ve shared some of our adventures on Instagram and have in turn answered a lot of questions about what games are fun for two year olds. Therefore, I thought I’d share some of our family game night favorites!
6 Board Games to Play with a Two Year Old
Hi Ho Cherry-O is one of our favorites. It’s one of the first games we played together as a family. This game is great for practicing one-to-one correspondence and fine motor skills.
Candy Land Game is a classic family board game. This game is great for not only learning colors, but learning to follow a line in one direction. We want to move forward, not backward. He occasionally gets confused with which direction he should go (or why it matters), but he gets better each time.
Don’t Spill the Beans is perfect for little hands. You have to balance the beans on the platform without letting them spill. Great for learning to take turns as well as developing fine motor skills.
Monkeying Around is another family favorite. We adjusted the rules just a little bit to make it easier for our toddler to play. I also set this game out every now and then just for some fun fine motor skills practice. He loves playing with the monkeys.
Let’s Go Fishin’ is one of the first games we bought because I found it on mega clearance somewhere. I was surprised how much my toddler loves to play. This game is great fine motor skill practice.
Thinkfun Roll and Play Board Game is a great active game. We have enjoyed many rounds of this sweet little game. We even pulled it out with our youth group as a ice breaker! How’s that for getting your money’s worth? 😉
What games do you enjoy playing with your toddler or preschooler? We’d love to hear them in the comments!
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My kid really likes Monkeying around and Candy Land. I am looking forward to play Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne with him when he grow older =)
Oh me too! I can’t wait to play the games my husband and I love. I especially look forward to Rail Baron which is a longer game and it’s hard to fit in after the kids are in bed. It will be a great rainy Saturday game with the fam. 🙂