Homeschooling is an amazing journey. It means that we have the opportunity to be withour children every day, influencing them and coming alongside them as they learn new things and grow their skills. There are days, however, when you need a break from the usual routine but you want to maintain a sense of group learning. On days like these, games that teach are a wonderful way to learn. There are countless games available in all areas of education! Here are twelve simple games to get you started.
Learn the names, capitals, nicknames, shapes and positions of the 50 states in this basic geography game. It also comes with Laurie Keller’s book by the same name.
Learn facts on the go with this geography travel game. 100 Pics is a single player challenge that would be good for kids who like hands on learning. There are several geography learning options available: countries, states and capitals and flags of the world.
This classic game helps with multiplication and addition skills. Fun for adults as well!
This fast paced and fun game helps with basic addition and subtraction skills, and even and odd numbers. It also covers the idea of patterns and understanding what comes next.
A favorite for decades, Battleship gives practice with coordinates and plotting a graph.
This simple game for younger kids is great for practicing addition and subtraction, odds and evens.
Although not a “game”, Sentence Building is a puzzle activity that covers parts of speech, capital letters, punctuation and sentence structure for early readers.
My young kids really love the Zingo games. It is a simple “bingo” type concept with a fun tile releaser that makes the game feel exciting. This one helps children gain familiarity with sight words.
Another fun game that my kids enjoy, Bananagrams is great for kids who are able to spell already (or you can let younger kids play along by using Siri assist to figure out how to spell words 🙂 It’s like Scrabble with a twist.
No Stress Chess is a game that teaches while you play it! Once you have the hang of the game, this chess board is our family’s favorite. It’s good quality without being too expensive, folds for storage and has magnetic pieces.
Our family has been playing this simple game for over a decade!
Othello’s slogan is: “Minutes to learn, a lifetime to master”, and it really is true! This game is enjoyable for all ages, young child to adult. We have the regular game as well as this magnetic version.
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[…] Often our kids will play board or card games on the front porch. I love watching the siblings interact together. Without realizing it’s happening, the kids are learning so many math and strategy skills through these games. Sometimes, I think our seven year old learned more about adding and subtracting from playing Five Crowns and Dutch Blitz than she has from her daily math lessons! I love some of the ideas int his post about gameschool. […]