It can be tricky to find different ways to keep your 4-year-old entertained.
They love exploring and they often get sidetracked and distracted as they go on to various things in a matter of minutes!
One of the best ways to keep them entertained is board games. Board games are also educational which is another reason why we love them so much!
If you are looking for the best games for 4 year olds, these are our top picks to consider.
Pick one or two to play or try them all out! Also, be sure to check out all the best board games for kids!
Fun 4 Year Old Games
Chutes and Ladders is a classic game great for ages 3 and up. Kids will love spinning the spinner and moving their game piece up the ladders and down the chutes. It’s perfect for learning directions and how to take turns.
Spot it Jr. is a fast-paced game that will help kids with symbol recognition and visual discrimination. There are a few different ways to play, but every version involves finding the common animal on your card!
We love this game and have it in several versions. It’s best to play with those of the same skill level.
Chances are, you’ve played Candy Land at some time in your life. It’s another classic game that’s great for 4-year-olds. In this game, kids race to the castle and encounter all kinds of surprises along the way.
This game helps kids reinforce counting and color recognition.
Hi Ho Cherry-O is a fun board game for beginners. This game will help children with counting as they pick the fruit and fill up their buckets!
The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game is one of our top picks for 4 year olds! Kids have a blast filling up their tree with the matching colored acorns to win.
This board game helps with fine motor skills, color matching, and learning to take turns!
Don’t Break The Ice is a very easy game that’s ideal for kids who have a short attention spans. Kids take turns knocking one square of ice out of the board game, without dropping the penguin!
Pete the Cat is up to some more fun again but this time he is throwing a party! Kids will work together in this cooperative game to get all the cupcakes back from Grumpy Toad. It’s a great game to get the kids talking and sharing.
Lucky Ducks is a fun matching game that will have kids racing to find their matching duck as it moves around the pond!
Disney Eye Found It! is a must have for Disney fans! This board game will help children practice and develop critical skills as they play with the characters to find various things on their way to Cinderella’s castle.
Related: The Best Disney Board Games For Kids
If Disney isn’t your family’s favorite, find another version of Eye Found It! with Richard Scarry’s Busytown!
Pop Up Pirate is a barrel of laughs! Kids take turns sliding out the colorful swords from the barrel without the pirate jumping out. It’s simple, fun, and easy to play.
Gator Golf is a fun game that will help kids develop their gross motor skills as they put the ball into the gator’s mouth to score. The gator tosses the ball back will his tail so they can continue to try to make a hole in one. The first player to get 3 points is the winner!
Charades For Kids is a classic acting game that has been tailor made for younger children. Each card has a picture, along with words so non-readers can play by themselves as well! It’s great for family game night.
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