Inside: Use these alphabet board games for kids to teach your toddler the ABC’s the fun way!
With summer right around the corner, you may be wondering what you’re going to do with your kids all summer long.
You know you want to have fun with them, but you also want to make sure they’re keeping their mind stimulated, so where does that leave you?
Board games for kids is your answer.
There are so many different board games to satisfy every kid’s interests and educational needs.
If you have preschool aged children, you’ll love these alphabet board games for kids.
They check all the boxes; they’re fun, educational, don’t require any preparation and banish the “I’m boreds”.
Read on to find my top picks for young children.
Fun ABC Board Games For Young Kids
1. Alphabet Island
In this ABC game, there are two levels of play; one for beginners and one for advanced learners.
If you’re playing level 1, kids take turns flipping over a card from the community deck and racing to find the lower case match to the uppercase card.
The first player to grab the correct lower case disc gets to keep it and the turn ends. Play continues until all the community cards have been flipped. The player with the most discs at the end wins!
Watch out for the starfish, crab and shark cards. When you flip one of those over, you’ll have to give one of your discs to another player, the shark or if you’re lucky, you’ll get to take a disc from someone else.
In level 2 of this game, all the same rules stay in play, but this time you flip the discs on the board game over to reveal the picture instead of the lower case letter. Now players race to find the picture that begins with the letter card that was drawn.
2. Frida’s Fruit Fiesta Game
We love Educational Insight games at our house and this one is no different.
In this fruit alphabet game, kids spin 3 spinners each turn. When the spinners land on letters, the player must search their bingo card for any matches.
Once they find a letter match, they move to the rainforest to find the corresponding fruit bowl with that letter. Using the toucan tweezers, they pick the letter up out of the forest and place it on their bingo card.
When a child gets 4 fruit bowls in a row first, they win!
3. Super Why! ABC Letter Game
If your child loves watching Super Why! on PBS, they’ll love this game too.
The object of this game is to have the most cards at the end of the game.
To play, kids take turns spinning the spinner and moving around the board. The space they land on determines what card they will draw and answer.
There are 4 types of cards: Alphabet Power cards, Word Power cards, Spelling Power cards and The Power to Read cards. Each card gives directions for the player.
If the child gets the answer correct, they get to keep the card. If they answer incorrectly, the card goes to the bottom of the pile.
This game is great for not only identifying letters of the alphabet (Alphabet Power cards), but also to learn spelling, reading, and rhyming.
I’d recommend this game for children who already have some knowledge of the letters of the alphabet or for those who are eager to learn.
4. Alphabet Spot It!
Spot It! is another game we never get sick of around here!
If you’ve never played this game, the basic idea is simple, although there are several different ways to play. All you do is find the match on your card to the match on the community card. There’s always only one match per card, so you have to keep a sharp eye on the cards.
This game doesn’t work great if one player is dramatically faster at finding the object, so if you’re playing with your child, you’ll have to give them more time to search for the match.
The nice thing about this game is that there are also shapes included on the cards, so children who are learning the letters of the alphabet have other things to look for as well.
I highly recommend this game if you have children around the same age!
5. Alphabet Marks The Spot Game
This game by Learning Resources is a fantastic option for a high-energy child who doesn’t like to sit long enough for board games.
Alphabet Marks The Spot includes four different games kids can play while hopping, jumping or racing around the floor mat. The 4 games work on letter recognition, alphabetical order, letter sounds and spelling so there is a wide variety of skill levels that can play using this game.
Three out of the 4 games can be played with two or more players, so it works well for families but is also a good choice for playgroups or schools.
The only downside I see with this game is the need to blow up the picture dice every time you want to play.
6. Alphabet Go Fish!
This ABC themed game is ideal for kids who know and love the classic game, Go Fish!
Alphabet Go Fish! includes 52 child sized (3.5″x2.5″) ABC playing cards. It also has prompts for parents on how to help your child learn through gameplay.
7. Alphabet Bingo
This game by Peaceable Kingdom is an educational twist on the traditional bingo game.
Players pull a token out of the bag and read it out for everyone to hear. Then, each player looks to see if they have that letter on their bingo card. The first player to get four letters in a row wins!
What I like about this game is the use of pictures with the letters. This way, kids will start to learn what items start with each letter.
You can even add your own rules like making each player say another word that starts with the selected letter.
There are a lot of ways to make this game grow with your child’s skill level.
Also, be sure to check out these best preschool board games that kids and parents will both enjoy!
Do you have a great board game to teach your child the alphabet? If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.