Here are our favourite games to play with our 3 and 5 year old.
Although some Sorrycards do require reading, children catch on quick and are able to memorize what each card does. With young children you may want to start with just 2 or 3 of the pawns instead of 4, since all 4 can make the game run past their little attention spans (and bedtimes!), and in our case, mom and dad's attention spans too!
2) Connect 4
We gave Connect 4to our children for Christmas this year and they can't get enough of it. Game play moves quickly and emptying the tray at the end of the game is at least as much fun as the game itself.
3) Candy Land
Candy Landis a fun and colorful game that delights children. The instructions list an alternate way to play that involves drawing 2 cards and choosing which one to play, which is a simple introduction to strategy for young minds.
Who doesn't love Barrel of Monkeys?
5) Uno Moo
UNO MOOis like regular Uno but instead of cards each player has a haystack hiding a selection of cute little coloured animals. This game is easy enough for my 3 and 5 year old to play by themselves and the whole game packs away in a sturdy plastic barn that my children have failed so far to destroy. (bonus!)
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What games do you love to play with your kiddos?