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41 Age-Appropriate Board Games for 4 Year Olds That Don’t Suck

If you’re looking for fun yet educational 4 year old games for your restless pre-schooler, take a look at this useful list full to the brim of exciting and unusual games that they’re sure to love. Not only do board games occupy them, but it does siblings or friends, too.

Diy Word Work & Spelling with Pool Noodles

Ideal Hot Potato Electronic Musical Passing Game

Ideal Hot Potato Electronic Musical Passing Game

We all know the classic party game of hot potato – you have to quickly pass the potato on before you get fried!. This funny electronic spud plays music while players pass it to each other super fast, trying not to be caught with it in your hands, eeek!

$24.00


Yeti in My Spaghetti

Yeti in My Spaghetti

Yeti in my Spaghetti is the hilariously funny and super tense game where you each take turns picking the least riskiest noodle to sloowwlllyyy pull out from under the yeti – be careful though, as if you make him fall, you lose. This game is perfect for 4 year olds as it’s easy but insanely fun.

$8.99


Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

This Briarpatch game is inspired by the popular nursery rhyme all about those cheeky monkeys. Five little monkeys jumping on the bed is the game where each player places their monkeys onto the bed, and then go around the board taking turns playing out their bedtime routines, without them tumble off the side.

$14.97


Candy Land The World of Sweets Game

Candy Land The World of Sweets Game

Help your character piece race around the board as quick as possible in a bid to get to the castle. The board is a delicious candy version of the classic family game and surely is a ‘kingdom of sweet adventures’. The game is designed for 2 to 4 players.

$12.99


Peaceable Kingdom Snug As A Bug In A Rug

Peaceable Kingdom Snug As A Bug In A Rug

Your preschoolers are bound to enjoy this ‘snug as a bug in a rug’ game. The aim of this game is to work together to find all of the matching creepy crawlies and slip them under the rug before the gross stink bugs arrive. The game has 3 levels of play that each add more challenges.

$20.99


Dinosaur Escape

Dinosaur Escape

Your little dino lovers will have a stomping good time with this Dinosaur Escape board game. The players have to get the dinosaurs to safety at Dinosaur Island and away from the bubbling volcano before it erupts! This game will be a welcome challenge as they count, problem solve and build awesome 3D puzzles.

$17.99


Go Away Monster Board Game

Go Away Monster Board Game

Children have to be super brave and dig their hands into the bag to find the pieces to fit their bedroom board, but beware as there may be a monster – however, if there is, just tell those horrible things to ‘go away’ and toss them into the monster pit where they’ll be gone forever, yay.

$14.99


Brybelly Giant 3-in-1 Checkers and Mega Tic Tac Toe Rug

Brybelly Giant 3-in-1 Checkers and Mega Tic Tac Toe Rug

Three games, 2 players… who will win?! This giant 3-in-1 rug board game includes the traditional game of checkers, tic tac toe AND mega tic tac toe (impressive, hey?). Not only is the board giant sized but the checkers are too at around 3 inches wide making them easy for little hands to grip.

Prices Vary

Wildcraft! Herbal Adventure Game

Wildcraft! Herbal Adventure Game

LearningHerbs bring you Wildcraft!, a surely unique and beautifully illustrated 4 year old’s game that explores the world of helpful healing herbs. Don’t underestimate this game though as it’s sure to bring tonnes of fun to the table. They’ll learn about herbs that help with horrible fevers, sore muscles, hunger and more.

$39.99


Goliath Greedy Granny Board Game

Goliath Greedy Granny Board Game

Will you risk it for a biscuit? The aim of this hilarious game is to be super sneaky, and take Granny’s tasty treats. Spin the treat wheel to find out which treat you have to take but be careful, any wrong move will wake Granny up and send her gruesome teeth flying across the room.

$10.58


Good Dinosaur Roarin' River Board Game

Good Dinosaur Roarin' River Board Game

Fans of the Disney movie Good Dinosaur are sure to love this Roarin’ River board game. 4 year olds can choose to be their favorite dino, or even Arlo, during the game, as they try to escape the rapids, make their way down the winding river, and dodge the horrendous obstacles.

Prices Vary


Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game

Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game

Spin the wheel to place an order and use the silly Frankie pincher to pick up the matching food and create the delicious 5 course meal – the first to complete their order, wins. However, you need to keep an eye out for flies and hungry guests! This game is brilliant for practicing fine motor skills.

$17.59


Wonder Forge PJ Masks Surprise Slides Game Board

Wonder Forge PJ Masks Surprise Slides Game Board

Your little PJ Masks fanatics are gonna go wild for this cool board game. The game is suitable for up to 4 players – each of them being able to choose which of the PJ Mask team they wish to be, like Owlette or Catboy. Shortcut slides create an exciting twist to this game.

Prices Vary

Super WHY! ABC Letter Game

Super WHY! ABC Letter Game

Encouraging kids to want to learn their ABC’s can be a bit of a chore, but not anymore with this Super WHY! Letter Game. Children can develop skills in rhyming, identifying upper and lowercase letters, and reading, all in a seriously fun and engaging way.

$12.99


Hi - Ho! Cherry - O Board Game

Hi - Ho! Cherry - O Board Game

2 to 4 players can play this adorable cherry counting game together. Whirl the spinner, and pick the said amount of juicy cherries from the trees, while learning all about counting, addition and subtracting. Watch out for those pesky birds and dogs though, as if you spin one of those then uh-oh! your bucket is emptied.

$12.06


Let's Feed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

Let's Feed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a best-selling book which has endured for years, and for good reason. Well, now you can help feed the greedy creature up with this interesting game full of skill building features, so that in the end he transforms into a wonderful, colorful butterfly – how lovely.

$16.99


Pop Up Pirate

Pop Up Pirate

This epic game will ensure ‘barrels of fun’ for everyone! The aim of this game is to take turns and one by one stick one of the colorful swords of your choice into the barrel…until…POP! Surprise! The pirate has been flung out of the barrel. Hilarious fun, although that does mean you lose.

$14.99


Kangaroo Checkers Board Game

Kangaroo Checkers Board Game

Grandparents, and even moms and dads will love playing this classic game of red and black Kangaroo Checkers with their children, teaching them all the ins and outs of the game (though no cheating you sneaky parents, you) and telling them stories about how they used to play it, too.

$9.95


Lewo Wooden Stacking Board Games Building Blocks

Lewo Wooden Stacking Board Games Building Blocks

This delightfully colorful game for 4 year olds is perfect – though of course, knocking the entire thing down at the end is the most fun part. They have to build the tower up and slowly pull out the pieces and place them to the top, trying not to knock it down… pure nail biting fun.

$14.99


Daniel Tiger's Welcome to Mainstreet

Daniel Tiger's Welcome to Mainstreet

We’re gonna welcome you into the wonderful Main Street with this sweet Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood game. This game is great for teaching important social skills, counting, and manners, as they go around the cute board collecting items for their backpacks – but they must remember to say thank you!

$14.59


Educational Insights Shelby's Snack Shack Game

Educational Insights Shelby's Snack Shack Game

Kids are gonna love this seriously fun yet educational game called Shelby’s Snack Shack. In this game you have to spin both of the spinners which tell you how many bones you need to pick up with the funny Shelby Squeezer and place into your bowl; watch out for those naughty seagulls, though.

$21.99


Game Zone Diggin’ Doggies Board Game

Game Zone Diggin’ Doggies Board Game

You will all be ‘diggin’ for joy with this tail-wagging board game, Diggin’ Doggies. Your ‘paw’ doggies have lost all of their bones! You have to help them collect them all and take them back to their kennel, the first to do so, wins. The bones even attach to the doggies’ noses with fascinating magnetic magic.

$19.93


Wonder Forge Richard Scarry's Busytown Eye Found It

Wonder Forge Richard Scarry's Busytown Eye Found It

With this board game being over 6 feet long, it’s sure to keep the whole family/party entertained for hours. The aim of this Busytown version of the popular Eye Found It is to make your away across the town, searching for items that are hidden amongst the hussle and bustle of crazy town life.

$163.13


Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Pop Up Game

Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Pop Up Game

Have your kids join Chase, Marshall, Rubble and Rocky who are all, of course, members of the Paw Patrol. The game is for 2 to 4 players who all have to take a journey across the ultra fun pop up board, by following the easy instructions – the first player to reach their home, wins.

$13.40


Chutes and Ladders Game

Chutes and Ladders Game

Wow, this traditional classic Chutes and Ladders game brings back amazing fond memories, doesn’t it? We’re sure it’ll be equally as cool and lovely watching your own children now come together and play it – creating their own precious memories – crazy how time flies when you’re having fun, hey?.

$20.99


Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Game

Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Game

With no reading required, this game is great for small kids; they just have to move around the yellow board, collecting and losing the numbered buttons as they go – the game is finished once all the buttons have been picked up, and the person with the most buttons in their jar is the winner, woohoo!

$12.54


The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

Children will be having forestfull’s of fun with this silly game; The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel. They have to use/practise their fine motor skills while also counting and color matching, making for a super intense crazy game for all to enjoy. Use the squeezy squirrel to collect the colorful acorns; the winner is the first to finish.

$22.52


Lucky Ducks

Lucky Ducks

Everyone is sure to have a ‘quacking’ time with this 4 year old’s game. It’s suitable for 4 players who take it in turns picking up the ducks and seeing if its shape matches with theirs. If it does, they collect it, and if not it has to be put back down. Collect all of your ducks to win

$13.87


Alphabet Bingo Board Game

Alphabet Bingo Board Game

Here we have the super epic Alphabet BINGO Board Game. It puts an educational and fun twist to the classic game, where players have to make a line by putting counters that they’ve pulled from the bag, onto the matching letters on the board. The first to match with a full line is the winner.

$14.95


Jumanji The Game In Real Wooden Box

Jumanji The Game In Real Wooden Box

All of you parents are sure to have heard of the well known Jumanji – made just like the one from the awesome movie, in a real wooden box. As endearing as this game may be, though, players must know that you MUSN’T start the game, unless you intend to finish it, else who knows what may happen…

$38.97


Little Tikes Crazy Blender Board Games

Little Tikes Crazy Blender Board Games

Young kids are sure to love this Little Tikes Crazy Blender Game that’s just perfect for your 4 year olds; not only is it amazing fun but they get to play together – building relationships and developing their social skills, as well as working on their concentration, memory and matching skills, too. Brilliant.

Prices Vary


Educational Insights Frida's Fruit Fiesta Game

Educational Insights Frida's Fruit Fiesta Game

Join the party with this funky Fruit Fiesta Game. Players have to spin the wheels to see which letters they must pick up with the funny looking squeezy Frida, who’s on the hunt for some yummy letters to feed her baby birds, so hurry! The first to collect a whole row is the winner.

$21.99


Paw Patrol Look a Likes Matching Board Game

Paw Patrol Look a Likes Matching Board Game

Kids are gonna love playing together, in a bid to memorize and match all of the Paw Patrol cards. You start with all of the cards face down and they have to take it in turns flipping over the cards one by one to see where they are and if they can make them match.

$25.99


Educational Insights Sophie's Seashell Scramble Game

Educational Insights Sophie's Seashell Scramble Game

Here’s the Sophie’s Seashell Scramble game. Children need to pay close attention with this game as they have to match the patterns on the spinner to the patterns on the shells, and then perfect their grip of the adorable Sophie the Otter squeezer to pick them up and place them into their snack mats.

$22.99


Don't Break the Ice Game

Don't Break the Ice Game

The players have to take their turns chipping away at the ice cubes with their hammers to help build an igloo, but they have to be suuuper careful not to make poor Phillip the penguin slip into the water, as the player to to do this, loses.

$14.99


The Lady Bug Game

The Lady Bug Game

Here we have the award-winning The LadyBug Game. Kids have to use their colored ladybug to make their way across the board and back home again – but it’s no simple journey, as there will be some challenges, as well as the annoying 3 lazy ants and the naughty praying mantis.

$24.99


Hungry Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hungry Hippos

We all know this crazy fun game; Hasbro’s Hungry Hungry Hippos. A group of 4 choose their hungry hippos and ready…set…go! They have to immediately chomp away as fast as they can at those delicious red marbles. The winning hippo is the one to have eaten the most marbles by the end.

$19.82


Blue Orange Games Pengoloo

Blue Orange Games Pengoloo

Place all of the Pengoloo penguins in the middle, then roll the 2 colored dice and pick 2 of the penguins to see if the colors match; if not they wait until their next turn and try again. The winner of this educational game is the first to have 6 penguins on their icebergs.

$19.99


Goliath Catch the Fox Game

Goliath Catch the Fox Game

Everyone has to take turns rolling the die to see how many times they need to press on the fox’s head, nobody knows when his pants are gonna disappear – sending those cheeky little chickens scurrying about everywhere! Fill your chicken coop up as fast as you can as the first to do so, wins.

$14.80


Hasbro Connect 4 Game

Hasbro Connect 4 Game

Connect 4 is a classic retro game that everyone will recognize. Pairs have to take it in turns using either of the 2 colored counters to place into the board, with the aim of ‘connecting 4’, aka making a line of 4 counters in a row – the first to do this is the winner!

$5.77


Emo Moogy The Emotions Board Game

Emo Moogy The Emotions Board Game

Emo Moogy is a perfect 4 year old’s game, as it helps them learn all about the emotions they may have felt before, and teaches them why they may be feeling that way, or why others could be happy or sad, etc. It’s a great way of developing their social understandings and communication skills.

$13.89

3 Diy Board Games Your Preschooler Will Beg You to Play

Diy Catch The Dinosaur Sensory Jar Game

Diy Catch The Dinosaur Sensory Jar Game

Kids are always fascinated by dinosaurs, and the amazing world of history and science behind them, so creative ways of helping them learn and discover all about them is always a sure winner. Find out how you can make them this Dinosaur Sensory Jar game, that they’re bound to love playing with and exploring.

Despicable Diy Tic Tac Toe

Despicable Diy Tic Tac Toe

Over on ‘sweet pennies from heaven’ you’ll find this DIY on how to make your kids their own seriously sweet tic tac toe game, though it’s even better as it’s a Despicable Me Minions version – how cool! They’re for sure going to be playing with this for hours and hours.

Diy Word Work & Spelling with Pool Noodles

Diy Word Work & Spelling with Pool Noodles

By just using a few colorful pool noodles and a paper towel holder (that you can get cheaply from the dollar store) you can make your children this fun yet educational DIY pool noodle spelling game. There’s loads they can do; from spelling everyone’s names to finding out how to spell more complicated words.
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