Guest Author - Lynn Little
Buying a board game as a gift for a child can mean hours of fun for everyone. It's fun to play with young kids and introduce them to games for the first time. While there are many board games for kids, here are some that are designed with children as young as three years old in mind.
Candyland is one of many classic board games for younger kids. It requires no reading, so it's a great first board game. Candyland Castle game
Memory is another familiar game that is perfect for younger children. Players take turn to find a matching set of cards. Memory also features several popular franchises like Dora or The Backyardigans.
Hi Ho Cherry-O will have children spinning the wheel to determine if they get to pick cherries from their tree or remove them. The first player to have ten cherries in their basket wins the game.
What's in Ned's Head? is an easy game that features a fabric Ned's head with openings in the ears, nose, and mouth. Place the objects in Ned's head. Objects include everything from a Q-tip to an alien. Then players choose a card that depicts the object they must find. Then everyone puts their hand into Ned's head and searches for their object. The first person to find their object wins the game.
HedBanz is a guessing game where you ask questions to learn what you are. Each round is timed - so get those questions out as fast as you can. There is also a Disney HedBanz version.
LEGO Heroica are a series of board game adventures from LEGO. The base game - although this is not required to play the other games in the series - is Castle Fortaan 3860 . Players build their playing area out of LEGOS and then play through the adventure. Choose your character like a wizard or a knight. Each board game can be played by itself or join them together for more adventure.
There are quite a few good games for younger kids. These are just a few. Check out the subjects 'Childrens Games - Classic' and 'Children Games - Modern' for more ideas.