25 Educational Games for All Ages

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Have you been gathering ideas for Christmas gifts for your children and/or nieces and nephews?  How about something that is fun and educational?  And if you do not know already, I am all for both of those things!  And what could be more fun and educational than a game?!
educational games for preschool and elementary ages.
Since you may have noticed that I enjoy sharing our fun and educational activities in our homeschool, I decided to share a list of educational games you might want to add to your game closet if you do not own them already....

Educational Games Gift Guide

We have a few of these games ourselves, but I'd love to add more so if you have a suggestion that I haven't mentioned, please comment!  Enjoy this post that is part of the KBN Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Blog Hop!   Stop on over to see more great gift ideas!  And if you are looking for Stocking Stuffers with an Educational Twist, read about 20+ ideas I put together last year!
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....Games for Preschoolers/ Kindergarten
Look out flies! Squeeze open Froggy's mouth and grab flies to strengthen fine motor muscles while reinforcing colors and counting skills. 
Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game are hungry and they need your help. This preschool game develops matching and sorting skills, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and pre-handwriting skills.
Classic favorite and one we love! Get your game piece to the castle first while reinforcing colors.
 Another game we already own!  It's a gentle introduction to the higher numbers as players climb to 100 at the top of the board game.  Great game to reinforce the concept of counting on/ up!
 Hi Ho! Cherry-O is the counting game in which players race to be the first to have 10 cherries in their basket.
Simple matching game reinforcing numbers and shapes-- however, there are numerous versions of SPOT IT! so check them all out!
In this board game, kids join Alpha Pig, Wonder Red, Princess Pesto and Super Why for spelling, rhyming, and reading fun.

..... Educational Games for Elementary with a math, science, language arts, and/or social studies twist!
Sequence + Numbers = FUN! The cards each have an addition or subtraction equation and the game board has the answer.  They also have Sequence Letters, too!
Reinforces counting, addition, subtraction and place value skills with a prehistoric twist
Math becomes a swampy adventure in this game reinforcing addition and subtraction.  A game we recommend!
Go west. Settle the wide, open land. Claim your destiny. Settlers of America, Trails to Rails utilizeses the simple, fun Catan hex tile grid to map the young United States. Collect and trade resources in order to purchase and move settlers, build cities, lay rails and acquire and move trains. Create rail links to acquire gold, which lets you buy resources and use opponents
Flex your brain power with this enthralling crossword-style number game
A dose of gross helps science make sense. This game engages kids to learn and understand all the major scientific disciplines. From biology to chemistry to zoology kids answer questions, learn amazing facts and engage in activities. It's all in the name of science!
The object is similar to rummy card games, combining your tiles in runs (consecutive numbers in the same color) or sets (groups of the same number).
Builds vocabulary and teaches spelling patterns
The first player to win 6 dice-rolling math challenges wins this fast-paced, dice-rolling race
Players learn the names, capitals, nicknames, shapes and positions of the states through a myriad of visual teasers, language riddles and geography challenges and another one we already own!
Word-forming board game while trying to get the most points
Play cards strategically, adding numbers as you climb up the mythic mountain. Grab Zeus when the total reaches a multiple of 10. 
A hilarious, fast-paced card game that enforces addition and strategy skills
Includes everything needed to play 5 games including 4 game boards, stick on vinyl body parts, and 100 color coded questions cards with multiple skill levels.
Another game we already own!  Great way to practice making change.
The objective: to see the most cities in North America - in just 7 days. Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. 
Trivia Card Game for any subject or topic area!  50 States, Animals, Civil War, etc!
Rory's Story Cubes is a pocket-sized creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play for all ages

Will you be adding any of these games to your game closet this holiday season?  I think we'll be adding, Sneaky Snacky Squirrel, Clumsy Thief,  and Totally Gross just to name a few! 

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