These free printable board games for kids are a great resource for learning at home or in school. A simple way to increase your board game collection!
Board games are wonderful for kids as a fun and educational tool. But, growing a board game collection can be pricey! I love investing in board games for kids that I know my family will love, but, it’s not always easy to know which they will gravitate to.
This collection of free printable board games allow for the same fun and learning to do as a family, but these are free and easy to print! At a young age, board games can help with shape, letter and color identification, turn-taking, and other social skills. As kids get older, board games can help them develop strategy skills and more.
My oldest child depends on quality time to fill his love tank. This time spent together almost always includes a board game. One of our favorite times of the day is right before bed, when his younger siblings are asleep, and we spend about 20 minutes playing a quick board or card game, and these printable board games are perfect to whip out during these moments.
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Free Printable Board Games for Kids
These free printable board games can all be found on this site. In addition to board games with a typical board layout, are games such as Bingo, I-Spy, etc. (which I consider to be board games as well).
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Fall Pictionary Printable Board Game for Kids
Playing Pictionary is always a blast. It’s one of those family-friendly games that just ensures that there’s going to be a ton of laughter and fun. The great part about this Fall pictionary printable board game is that it’s created so a wide variety of ages can enjoy. From young to old, literally, everyone can play. [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Fall Charades Printable Game for Families
This fall charades printable game is the perfect way to get everyone in the family laughing and moving together. So much family-friendly fun! Charades is such a fun family game that all ages can enjoy. This Fall charades printable game is a great way to combine the transition of seasons while still holding onto that [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Camping Charades Printable Game
This camping charades printable game includes prompts for playing charades with the family around the campfire. Simply print, cut and play! Playing games is one of my family’s favorite ways to pass the time and bond. Printable games are such a great way to go for an inexpensive way to build a collection. This camping [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Camping Scavenger Hunt Printable Game
This camping scavenger hunt will have kids looking all around the campsite for items to mark off their list! What a fun activity to do camping with kids. We love camping with kids! I grew up camping with my family every summer and it brought some of the fondest memories of my childhood. Whether [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Printable Beach Bingo
Love the idea of playing games wherever you go? This printable board game serves as a Beach Bingo game made for road trip fun or to play at home! Pack up the game and have fun finding all the objects on the beach. Who will be the first to win? Will anyone really be able [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Pirate Board Game Free Printable
This pirate board game is perfect for preschoolers learning shapes and colors. It’s a race to the treasure with this fun and free board game printable. This Pirate Board Game is the perfect way to introduce the concept of learning colors and following directions, all while creating fun family memories as well. See our entire [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Solar System Board Game Free Printable
A free printable solar system board game that kids will love to play. Learn about the planets and what they look like in a hands-on way! Isn’t the world we live in an amazing place? This Solar System Board Game is one that you and your child will love to play and explore together. If [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Frog Life Cycle Printable Board Game
A frog life cycle printable board game that is fun and easy for kids to play. Game shows the transformation of a tadpole to a frog. Learning about life cycles is such a fun topic with kids. When observing life cycles, children learn about change and transformation, and some of these changes are quite magical [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Garden Board Game Free Printable
This free printable garden board game is perfect for kids. Children will enjoy drawing a vegetable card and moving around the board to plant their garden. With the warm months on the horizon, this Garden Board Game is just waiting to be played! Visions of carrots can be dancing through your toddlers head with [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Rainbow Unicorn Printable Board Game for Preschoolers
Board games are such a huge hit with my kids. The benefits of board games go beyond just having fun, kids can learn about numbers, letter and shapes, how to take turns, and hand-eye coordination and dexterity. This rainbow unicorn printable board game is perfect for learning the order of the rainbow through fun and play! [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Moana-Inspired Printable Board Game
It’s a Moana craze over in my house right now! Ever since making our DIY kids’ Moana necklaces (they’re SUPER easy), my daughter wants to play, craft and create with a Moana theme every day. This fun Moana-inspired printable board game is just perfect to whip out at any time. Just print and play! Play [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Printable Monster Games: Bingo, I-Spy, Memory
These printable monster games for kids will keep your little ones busy (and learning) all while having fun! Grow their vocabulary and enjoy some quality time together. Included are a matching game, Monster Bingo, and Monster I-Spy! Printable Monster Games for Pre-K-1 Here are 3 really fun and simple monster games for toddlers! To grab your bundle to print, enter your email below [ Read More ]Continue Reading
Free Printable Thanksgiving Bingo Game
My kids love to play games. I like to whip them out during the witching hour, that time of day where it’s impossible to get anything done, like dinner, homework, etc. Printable games are go-to’s here (check out more of our free Fall games). easy peasy and fun! This printable Thanksgiving Bingo game is perfect for leading [ Read More ]Continue Reading
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Why are Board Games so Beneficial to Kids?
Children learn important academic, social and life skills from board games. These skills can come from traditional competitive board games, or cooperative games as children work together for toward a common goal.
Additionally, board games provide wonderful opportunities for bonding among families and friends.
Board games also create a relaxed, fun atmosphere that encourages kids and parents to communicate with each other. This atmosphere doesn’t end when the game gets put away, either. The security kids feel lasts far longer than the game itself. -Jody Allard
What can I expect developmentally from my kids when playing board games?
Different age groups will certainly have varying abilities when it comes to playing board games. At a young age, kids are learning to identify different materials and take turns. At an older age, strategy and critical thinking, or maybe even learning to lose, are at the forefront of their learning.
Preschoolers: This age group is working on developing fine and gross motor skills, which can be honed by moving a small piece about the game board or rolling the dice. Additionally, they are learning to take turns and wait, which can be developed in both competitive or cooperative games.
When playing games with this age group, be sure to point out colors and name them, along with shapes or numbers on the board. Count the spaces together when moving. All of these small practices develop early math and language skills.
Elementary: Play continues to be an important part of social and emotional development at this age, though this might look different than the play of a preschooler. Games provide information and ask children to think critically. At this age, kids can start to think predictively, wondering, if I do ‘x’, then ‘y’ will happen. This is a wonderful age to begin to play games that involve some strategy.
Related Resources to Printable Board Games
In addition to the free printable board games above, we have compiled a few lists of our favorite games for various categories.
- Educational Board Games for Competitive or Cooperative Play
- Lawn Games for the Family: Backyard, Summer Fun!
- Some of our favorite games to purchase on Amazon
- Camping Activity Bundle (which includes a printable board game)
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