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This article features suggestions for educational board games for all ages. From new favorites to old-school classics, these board games provide hours of family fun, and they have real educational value too. For each age group, preschoolers to high schoolers, six games are suggested to bring education to family game night and promote learning while having fun. The site also contains various other links to more educational games, toys, and crafts.
This extensive list offers suggestions for the best board and card games to encourage fun, cooperation, and learning. Broken down by age category (toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age kids) the recommendations come with links on where to find the games, making it easy for parents or educators to incorporate them into children’s learning and utilize games beneficial to the learning process.
Exquisite Minds offers a thorough list of math games, board games, card games and dice games to stimulate the mind and encourage logical and critical thinking. Broken down by strategy and thinking games, each game suggestion comes with a description of what the games is, links to where you can find it as well as potential skills your child or student will learn while playing making it easy to find the perfect game to incorporate into family game night or the classroom.
Education.com features a wide selection of printable board games at no cost. Broken down by suggested grade level and subject area, these worksheets are ideal learning tools for the classroom or the home. They are an engaging and challenging way to help children learn as well as practice math, reading, critical thinking, collaboration, fine motor skills and more. It’s as easy as downloading and printing to let the fun begin!
This article explains how board games can be beneficial to children and learning, with links to research that suggests the various advantages of using board games and the results found in studies linking board game use to various outcomes. Additionally, several classic board games are analyzed in detail, clearly showing the skills that can be potentially gained from using it in the classroom or at home to stimulate critical thinking as well as other skills. And if these classic games don’t excite you, there are suggestions for how to select your own game and determine if it can facilitate learning and skill acquisition.
Edutopia curated this list of resources specifically targeted at teachers who use or want to use the game-based learning model. Categories of resources include tips and tools as well as using games for learning assessment in your classroom. The expansive collection of articles, videos, and resources touches on each aspect of game-based learning in the classroom – including video games, simulations, and gaming concepts – and offers an ideal place for teachers looking to engage students in a fun, educational manner.
Tools for Educators offers free worksheets, a free board game maker, board game creator, and ready-to-print board games to use as resources for lessons. The board game maker is a worksheet wizard that allows you to create board games on any theme with pictures. You can select a board with all images, customize a board with text of your choice and mix with images, or just create a board that is all text. It’s super simple, easy to use, but a very powerful way to mix games into a lesson plan.
This article features some of the best games to play for family game night, offering suggestions and an overview of the gameplay. Additionally, included in each description is the “bottom line” of what skills children can potentially acquire from the game play, making it easy to find which games will help your children improve in particular areas, allowing you to optimize on a fun game night and make it educational and enjoyable.
This is a quick little guide on how to make adapted board games for your classroom or home. Not every board game is inherently educational but you can transform a child’s favorite into something that benefits their skills acquisition and allows them to learn and have fun. Teachers can change an existing game to target a specific area of learning in a lesson plan or parents can have kids change their own games into original creations to play!
This helpful resource goes through the basic steps of implementing game-based learning into a classroom. If you are a teacher wishing to get started this is a helpful place to get some basic information. This includes tips on how to seamlessly incorporate a game into a classroom and examples of learning options if you are new to the game-based learning method!