As #toddlermamas, we are always looking for engaging, exciting, and, let’s be honest, time-consuming activities for our little ones. Our latest obsession? Toddler board games. These activities cultivate emotional development, shared decision making, and creative problem solving along with building a sense of community and encouraging learning on so many levels. They’re basically a secret weapon of parenting.
On our list, we have best toddler board games for solo play, play with other kiddos, and even some for the whole family. And with everything from feeding cute monsters to picking fruits and veggies, these games have a little something for everybaby. Get ready for #familyfunnight to begin! This may not be like playing Beer Pong with your friends, but there can still be a glass of vino at the ready.
Great for motor skills and counting, this ferociously cute game is all about feeding the monster with silly snacks like hairy pickles and fuzzy donuts. It comes in 3 levels, too, so it will really grow with your child.
This best-selling, award-winning game is popular for good reason. There’s no reading required, it’s easy to understand, and adorable forest friends abound. Your toddler will love helping the squirrels find their acorns.
This classic counting game has been in the mix for over 50 years! It’s a numbers game with a fun twist. The spinner will get you cherries, but can also take cherries away. First kiddo to fill their tree wins.
Hoo hoo wants to play? This color-coordinated matching game has players work together to help the owls fly back to their nest. Your kiddo will learn simple strategy, following directions, and taking turns.
A game based on a book they already love? Yes, please! Your little one will transform caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly with a game of counting, collecting, and building.
Introduce your kids to the game you loved growing up. There’s no reading required and the sweet theme and colorful board will keep them entertained and coming back for more.
Two wooden fishing poles, one sorting box, and a whole bunch of fishies make up this fun game. The non-toxic paint designs are great for learning letters and colors. Get ready for hours of toddler fun (and some chill time for you).
Let your little tyke’s imagination run wild with this ocean-inspired game. They’ll learn how to work as a team and will love using the spinner when it’s their turn (and maybe when it’s not).
This OG game has been around for decades and is still going strong. With about 10 minutes of play time, it’s great for busy toddlers. They will harvest fruits and veggies and learn colors and counting at the same time.
Scrabble fanatic? Start ‘em young with this letter matching toddler board game. It features cute little characters for score keeping and has a more advanced side that will grow with your LO.
Let your kiddo tromp around Busytown with this super engaging game. It promotes attention to detail, teamwork, object identification, and matching skills. Plus, they’ll never get bored since you get a new experience every time.
Another book-based game, this one is all about memory and taking turns. Kids sing songs, act out physical activities, and identify favorite animals, foods, and words. Our favorite detail? It’s all about finding missing cupcakes.
Because playing is *literally* one of the most important things your kid can do right now — shop our picks for the best and brightest in baby and toddler toys.
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