Our family loves games and puzzles. On one anniversary, my husband and I didn’t have much money, so we bought ourselves a brand new 1000 piece puzzle to do together. Then we stayed up entirely too late to complete it in one night!
We constantly have kids coming to our site to play card games, board games, and to do puzzles. Just this past week we had more than 15 kids (other than our own) here playing together. And some stay well into the evening hours! So our kids definitely come by it honestly.
And while games and puzzles are always fun to play, they are also a fun way to learn! We have played games for counting and recognizing numbers to learning letters and reading with our younger kids all the way to strategy games that improve logic and reasoning skills.
Of course, you can use games and puzzles in your homeschool any time (or all the time), but the 3rd week of November is specifically called Game and Puzzle Week, so why not throw in a few extra printable games and puzzles for kids into your homeschool lessons! And don’t forget Games Day (December 20th), National Puzzle Day (January 29th), and International Puzzle Day (July 13th).
Add some extra fun to your homeschool with FREE printable games and puzzles! These are perfect for turning learning into fun memories!
Are you learning about butterflies in your homeschool? Or maybe your little is fascinated with them? Check out these adorable printable preschool butterfly puzzles from Preschool Powol Packets.
Do your kids know what a Sudoku puzzle is? My older kids enjoy the number ones but you can introduce your little ones to them with these FREE Birds of Paradise Sudoku puzzles from Pool Noodles and Pixie Dust.
My middle kids are working on fractions right now and they pretty much hate us for it. I can’t say as I blame them – they’re not my favorite either. But learning them doesn’t have to be boring! Try using these FREE Printable Robot Puzzles to Practice Equivalent Fractions from Math Geek Mama.
Critical thinking skills are an important part of education and learning. There are different ways you can teach these to your kids so why not make it fun too! Be sure to grab this FREE Critical Thinking Math Puzzle Ebook over at The Critical Thinking Co™.
What I love about the internet is being able to find printable learning tools we can easily use in our homeschool. If your kids love puzzles, be sure you check out this huge list of educational and fun puzzles that encourage learning. And they’re divided up by age group for easy browsing!
Printable Games for Kids
“I Spy” is one of our kids’ favorite games to play. Whether on paper or in the car (always in the car…) they enjoy finding hidden pictures, counting the number of items, or finding a colored item in the car – it is definitely played a lot in our home. And Next Comes L has a huge collection of FREE I Spy printables for all occasions and seasons!
File folder games are a fun and simple way to include games in your homeschool without taking up a lot of space. All they take is a printer, some paper, glue, and a file folder! You can even laminate them for longer use, which is perfect for larger families. Check these out FREE File Folder Games sorted by age group over at File Folder Fun.
Printable board games are probably one of my favorite things ever! With my older kids loving games, we tend to “collect” them. And living in such a small space, that can be problematic. Plus the printable games are so much cheaper and easier to keep together. Head over to Views from a Step Stool to check out their FREE Printable Board Games.
We have also gathered a nice list of FREE Printable Games for Kids that you don’t want to miss!
Check out some of our favorite Games and Puzzles we use in our homeschool!
Phase 10 Card Game with 108 Cards, Ages 7 Years and OlderDutch Blitz Original and Expansion Pack Set Card GameBananagrams: Multi-Award-Winning Word GameMudpuppy Map of The United States of America Puzzle, 70 PiecesMelissa & Doug Solar System Floor Puzzle (48 pc)Classic Oil Paintings 1000 Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle – The Starry Night
Find more homeschool resources on my Pinterest boards!
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.
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