Who says toddlers are too young for board games? This list of favorite board games for toddlers is perfect for inquisitive and busy young 1 and 2 year olds! If you are looking for more board games, check out our list of board games for 3-year-olds!
Toddlers are busy! Finding a board game that will challenge their current level, engage and excite, and keep them focused is no easy task. Whether you are looking for a game that focuses on gross motor movement, counting skills, or following simple game rules, this list won’t disappoint!
Board Games for Toddlers
Toddlers love Pete the Cat and this board game is a big hit! Designed to build cooperative skills as you work together with other players to get the missing cupcakes back from Grumpy Toad. Toddlers will adore collecting cupcake pieces as they sing, move and act out, and name animals, food, and words from the game cards.
Young children love a scavenger hunt, making this one of our favorite games for toddlers! It’s perfect for young toddlers to help build language and vocabulary skills. The picture cards are attached to a ring, making it easy to find everyday objects in this adorable hunt.
Help squirrel make the best soup around! Perfect for young toddlers, this simple game invites children to follow the recipe cards by adding just the right ingredients to the soup bowl. This game helps toddlers learn to take turns, cooperate, and follow directions.
Monkey Around is the perfect first board game for two-year-olds! This game is all about moving and interacting while building hand-eye coordination and vocabulary. Draw a card and get silly!
Time for active play! This fun interactive game will have your toddlers moving and following directions. Green light-GO! Red light-FREEZE! This game also includes a freeze dance component and a move slowly challenge. The motion detector will catch you if you don’t freeze, so it teaches listening and awareness skills too!
Meet Jumping Jack, a friendly bunny who loves carrots! Spin the spinner and pull that many carrots from the hill. But watch out… if you pull his favorite carrot, he’ll jump high in the air! Whoever catches Jack, wins the game! An adorable toddler game to build hand-eye coordination, taking turns, and basic counting skills.
Fun and simple, this plush cube game comes with 48 game cards with so many options for play! Roll the cube, identify the color on the die, and grab a card with that color…then have fun acting out the game card! Game cards include things like make a sleepy face, find something yellow, and count your fingers. It’s a perfect toddler game.
This toddler version of the classic “Orchard” game is ideal for players 2 and up. This game is made for all the players to play together…and win/lose together! Pick the fruits from the trees before the raven reaches the end of the playing board. This is a perfect first board game for toddlers and helps young children learn how to follow game rules, take turns, and be a good sport.
A clever memory game that toddlers will love! Designed for two players, simply hide an animal in each compartment and take turns opening a door to find the match. With three different ways to play, this game for one-year-olds and two-year-olds teaches visual discrimination and matching skills — all while having a blast!
Your toddlers will love helping the ladybugs make their way back home with this colorful board game. Invented by a first grader, this insect themed game includes counting, matching, identifying and it’s easy to play!
We all know and love the classic UNO game… and now our little ones can play too! Using farm animals instead of cards, this game invites toddlers to match animals by color type and push them into the barn. When you only have one animal left, it’s time to shout, “UNO Moooooooo!” Little hands will love how fun it is to play and love the challenge!
Looking for even more fun and engaging games for kids? Check out all the best games for kids!