If you are looking for games for your toddler this Christmas season here are some ideas for you to choose from. These are for toddlers ages 3 and up.
Uno Moo – Be the first to round up all the animals and get them back to the barn by matching them up either by color or by animal. Included is 1 play and store barn, 28 animals and farmer figurines. This game is great for teaching kids colors and animals. This game is $16 at target.com.
Candy Land Castle Game – This is a simple matching game using colors and shapes. Kids can play alone or with up to 4. Included is a King Kandy Castle, gingerbread game boards and 18 brightly colored shapes. The colorful shapes are dropped into the top of King Kandy’s Castle and then kids pull 1 of 3 levers to release a shape (which consists of green stars, orange triangles, blue flowers, yellow circles, purple ovals and red squares). They try to match it to their game board. The first to fill up their game board wins. This game can be found at amazon.com for $20.99.
Animal Scramble – This game features 4 modes of play and 5 different levels. It can be played alone or with up to 6 players. The game consists of the base (giraffe) and 4 game pieces (monkey, bird, bear and elephant). The game pieces can be set up right in front of the players or spread out in a room. The base calls out animals, colors, sounds and letters based on which level is chosen. The players must find the correct piece and use the base to “tag” it. With so many ways to play this game is can provide lots of fun for kids! It is priced at $19.95 at amazon.com.
iplay Diggity Dog – In this adorable game players help the puppies find their bones. All you do is press on the electronic dog. He will bark the number of spaces to move – 1,2 or 3. When your puppy lands on a space with a bone his electronic nose will pick it up. If the color of the bone matches your puppy it gets moved into the doghouse. The player to get 3 bones first wins. Included with this game is a game board, 1 electronic barking dog, 4 puppies and 12 bones. This game is priced at $15.42 at amazon.com.
Richard Scarry Busytown – This is a great game because there really is not a winner or loser. In this game players race around the town to find objects. You’ll travel through streets, a farm, an airport and much more on this 6 foot game board. This game provides hours of fun and builds confidence in children. This game is available at amazon.com for $19.16.
Red Rover – The Red Rover Game features an electronic talking dog with 12 bones. The object is to collect the most bones. Each bone has a color, number, letter and shape on it. Depending on the child’s age different skill levels can be chosen. Red Rover tells the players which bone to search for. The players place the bone in his mouth and he will let the player know if the bone is the correct one or not. This game is nice because the skill level can be chosen so that it can still be played once one skill has been mastered. This game is offered at $19.99 atamazon.com.
Lucky Ducks – Kids will enjoy watching the ducks swim around the pond and quack in this game while learning about colors and shapes. On the bottom of each duck there are color coded shapes that kids try to match. The game is simple and fun! It is priced at $14.68 at amazon.com.
The Ladybug Game – This is a simple board game for toddlers to begin to learn basic math skills. The graphics are really cute and there are no instructions to read. There are four color coded ladybug characters exploring the world and encountering challenges and adventures. Kids will enjoy the fun characters and will soon be able to play on their own. It is available for $11.60 at amazon.com.
Super Why ABC Letter Game – Super Why is a fun easy game to learn in just five minutes. It is based on key reading skills and teaches kids alphabet recognition, spelling, rhyming and basic reading. Also the game is never the same twice with many different ways to play. It is priced at $14.99 at target.com.
Cranium Cariboo – With this game players go on a treasure hunt exploring the island of Cariboo. Players search for coins to help them unlock the treasure chest. This games teaches letters, numbers, colors and shapes. The game comes with a spinning island, a magical treasure chest, a key, 42 beginner cards, 41 advanced cards and 6 coins. It is available at target.com for $16.98.