One of the greatest things about Abigail getting older has been the ability to do more “big people” things with her. You know, actually playing together as opposed to me playing at her or beside her. It’s been so much fun and a great change to the dynamic in our house. Because of that, for her birthday and Christmas this year, we asked for a lot of games.
Playing games together makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Jim and I are game players, and finally having a kiddo old enough to play games with has been more fun than I can describe.
Plus, there are all those fun extras like….spending time together, investing in Abigail, and teaching her valuable life lessons like taking turns and losing sometimes 🙂
All of that being said, here are my top 5 favorite games to play with Abigail right now.
This game is great. All you have to do is roll a dice(we roll it into her pot so it doesn’t go rolling away!) and build your cootie bug based off the number your dice is. Simple, quick, and easy.
Unless you’re like me and can’t roll a 1 to save your life.
#2 Clifford The Big Red Dog Game
Abigail got this game for her birthday and it was the first game that we all sat down and really enjoyed together. You spin the spinner, move to your color, and collect doggie bones. She loves to bring in her corresponding stuffed animals and draw cards for everyone.
#3 Minnie Mouse Matching Game
I love this game so much!! I am always blown away by how good Abigail is at it. I don’t have to help her at all. She really remembers matches and does a great job playing by the rules with this game. We have the Minnie version, but they also have Curious George, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Princesses, Busy Town, and other characters too.
#4 Busy Town Eye Found It Game
Even though I cringed when I read the front of the box that boasts a “6 FOOT LONG GAME BOARD!!” this game actually turned out to be a lot of fun and worth the floor space for setting up.
It’s like a combination of chutes and ladders meets eye spy. Very fun, with simple to understand rules. Abigail loves this show on Netflix so she loved playing with all of the characters and winning a picnic lunch at the end of the game.
#5 Cinderella Pretty, Pretty, Princess Game
This is hands down one of the greatest games of all time. I would say it’s just for girls, but my little brother has been the prettiest princess before in our game playing days, and my dear husband looked absolutely ravishing in his purple jewelry the other night, so it’s a game that anyone can play 🙂
Do you like to play games as a family? What are your favorite games to play with your little one?