Did you know that Friday 27th May is Big Board Game Day? Organised by the NSPCC, the day invites people of all ages to play their favourite board games and raise money to support the fight for every childhood.
Here at Learning Resources, we have hosted our very own Big Board Game Day, with a game tournament featuring six of our favourite family games, all new for 2016! Board games are a great way to enjoy uninterrupted family time and also introduce children to social constructs such as turn taking, listening, winning and losing.
Board games help to build valuable early learning skills such as:
- Problem solving
- Connecting prior knowledge
- Turn taking
- Critical thinking
We’ve put together some mini challenges, based upon our board game tournament, for you to try at home!
This is a game of observation and colour matching; can you spot the puppy that matches the colours on the randomiser? Hint: you are looking for yellow ears and a red collar!
This is a game of fine motor skills and pattern matching. Players select the shells that match what the spinner is showing; can you find the shell that Sophie needs?
This game is a tasty take on early numeracy skills! The brownies are cooling in the tray and each one has a number underneath. Can you guess which brownie will show the number on the spinner?
The race is on to make ten with this colourful stacking game. Players each face a different angle of the tower and make ten from the last number placed on. Can you work out which number comes next in the sequence?
This is an early literacy game, with two levels of play; letter recognition and beginning sounds. Can you spot the picture disc that matches the letter shown below?
This is a game of strategy and critical thinking. Players connect colour tiles made up of 4 squares, trying to match as many as possible with squares already placed down. Where would you place the next tile for the most points?
Ready, Set, Woof! Colour Matching Game
Sophie’s Seashell Scramble
Brownie Match Attribute Game
10 to the Top
Let us know how many you got right on twitter: @LRUK