Board games make an excellent Christmas gift idea for boys between the ages of 4-6 years old. There are all kinds of fun and educational games they can play to keep them busy.
Board games are great for those cold winter days when they can’t go outside and play as well as for those rainy days during the spring and summer.
Check out the best board games for boys ages 4-6 to complete your Christmas shopping this year.
Super Hero Squad Chutes and Ladders
The Super Hero Squad Chutes and Ladders game is just like your normal Chutes and Ladders except it has a super hero twist. The pawns are all Super Hero Squad members such as Spiderman, the Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man. The game board also has a super hero theme and boys love being their favorite character.
This game is recommended for ages 3-6 years old. This would be a great option for a younger boy to help with matching skills as well as counting.
Sequence for Kids
Sequence for Kids is great for any child ages 3-6 years old. Although it may recommend 3 years old after reading all the reviews, it would be smart to hold off getting this game for child until around 4-5 years old.
This is game in which a child has to start to use strategy to win the game. They get a hand of cards from the deck and they must play a card and then place a chip on their board that matches the card they played. The point is to get 4 in a row on your card to win the game. There are also special cards that allow you to take a chip away from your opponent or place a chip wherever you want on your card.
Kid will learn not only matching but start leaning the strategy skills and critical thinking. to help them win board games.
Richard Scarry’s BusyTown Eye Found It!
The neat thing about the Richard Scarry’s Busytown Eye Found It! game is that it is a cooperative game instead of a competitive game. Each player needs to work together to complete the game, which helps children learn how to work together with others well.
In this game you have to race around town to solve different mysteries. This is a pretty large game board that folds out to reveal a whole town from an aiprot to a harbor with boats. The point of the game it to get all the players to arrive at Picnic Island by either moving during their turn or answering mystery questions together.
This game is recommended for ages 3-8 years old and has all the popular Richard Scarry characters that kids love.
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game is not only a lot of fun but is educational as well. It helps to teach children sorting, matching and eye-hand coordinating skills. It is recommended for ages 3-7 years old.
Players have to spin the the spinner and then find the matching acorn and place it on their piece of wood using the squirrel tweezers. The first player to fill up all their spots with the right acorns win the game. There are also other squares on the spinner that let you steal an acorn, lose an acorn, and pick any acorn you want.
Kids really enjoy trying to pick up the acorns with the squirrel tweezers and don’t even notice that they are practicing eye-hand coordination skills as well as matching.
Disney Eye Found It Hidden Picture Game
The Disney Eye Found It game is another neat cooperative game for ages 4 years and older. It features all their favorite Disney characters from Mickey Mouse to Phineas and Ferb. Players get to roll along the 6 foot game board and try to find iconic Disney pictures and people.
This games teaches cooperation and teamwork as all the players must work together to complete the game. Players must get to Cinderella’s tower at the end of the game board before the timer runs out, but they can’t do it alone. There are over 1,000 hidden treasures on the board so your kids won’t get tired of the game after a few times of playing.
Even parents will be impressed with how fun this game is as well as how neat the game board is with all the different Disney worlds.
These are some of the best board games for boys between the ages of 4-6 years old. At this age, kids are just learning how to really play games and strategize and all of these games are great for teaching the basics of board games while having tons of fun. Best of all these games would be great for little girls as well.