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Games for a 4 year old?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Games for a 4 year old?
By Chai~latte on Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 07:27 pm:

Hi just wondering if anyone can tell me age appropriate games for a 4 year old?

We have checkers - I've forgotten how to play. He is loving Jenga, we have have chess and dominos but I don't know how to play either.

Any ideas - he's loving playing games.


By Kernkate on Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 07:35 pm:

My kids at that age use to like board games such as Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Connect Four, Memory.
Card Games like Go Fish.
Chess I think is a bit complicated for a young one. JMO

By Luvn29 on Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 08:18 pm:

Don't Break the Ice. It's a cute little game with plastic blocks of ice that you put in a pressurized frame and put a polar bear figure on one. Then you take the little hammer and tap a piece of ice, trying to remove it without letting it collapse. Each person takes a turn.

Also, he may enjoy Perfection. You set a timer and have to place all the pieces in the places where they fit. After the time runs out, it pops up and all the pieces come out.

Hungry, Hungry Hippo. The hippos sit on a plastic board. You release marbles and use a lever to open the mouth and try to "eat" the marbles. Whoever gets the most wins.

Dominoes is a pretty easy game. You each draw seven dominoes out of the pile (they all should be face down). You start with one domino in the middle face up, and each person takes turns using the ones in their pile to match the number of dots on the ones already laying down. If you have a domino with 5 dots on one side, and 2 on the other, the player must put a domino down that has one of those numbers on either side, lining it up with that number. Someone else may be able to explain it better. You can also probably look it up online.

By Emily7 on Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 08:44 pm:

there is a Monopoly game for that age group. My kids love Buckaroo, Sequence and Candyland. Oh there is also a game with frogs where you have to shoot them into the tree, I can't remember what that is called.
I got my dd who is 5 a game that is like twister and hopscotch, it is already wrapped so I can't look at the name.
Also we have sight word bingo, that both kids like.

By Kaye on Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 10:11 pm:

hi ho cheerio was our favorite. Tiddly winks is great for developing fine motor skills.

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