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28 Unique Games for 3 Year Olds to Develop Much Needed Life Skills

Here you’ll find this incredibly helpful list of the most fun, exciting and educational games for 3 year olds. There’s games for everyone; ones to get them up and active or deep in concentration as they use their memories, little hands and a whole range of developmental skills.

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SmartGames Three Little Piggies

SmartGames Three Little Piggies

With this adorable 3 little piggies game by SmartGames, kids have to protect the little piggies and keep them safe from that big bad wolf by moving the deliberately easy to hold puzzle piece houses. The game also comes with a sweet picture book to help aid the game.

$26.99


Candy Land The World of Sweets Game

Candy Land The World of Sweets Game

Here we have a sweet version of the classic boardgame. Children are sure to love playing Candy Land, as who doesn’t love candy?! The game is designed for 2-4 players, great for bringing on a little competition between friends or family and encouraging development of problem solving skills.

$12.99


Wonder Forge Richard Scarry's Busytown Eye Found It

Wonder Forge Richard Scarry's Busytown Eye Found It

Eye Found It! is a giant board game for 3 year olds to work together in a pair or group of 4 to find hidden objects across the board, during an exciting trip across the exciting Busytown. The game promotes teamwork and helps focus attention on object identification and matching.

$28.25


eeBoo Life on Earth Memory Matching Game

eeBoo Life on Earth Memory Matching Game

Kids are going to love playing with this beautifully illustrated eeBoo ‘Life on Earth’ memory matching game. The cards have to be placed face down, and the players have to figure out where the pairs of pictures are by slowly flipping them, seeing if they match, and if not, putting them back down and trying again.

$17.99


Eric Carle Matching Game

Eric Carle Matching Game

Here’s another matching card game but this time it’s inspired by Eric Carle, the author of the much loved ‘The very hungry caterpillar’. The cards feature favorite characters from lots of his brilliant, bright colored books, and the winner of this memory game is whoever flips the most successful pairs first.

Prices Vary


Peaceable Kingdom Go Fish! Card Game

Peaceable Kingdom Go Fish! Card Game

Go Fish is a brilliant way for young children to learn to play with cards, how to read and understand numbers, and also how to take turns with others. The cute cartoon sealife pictures on the cards are fun and engaging, so young minds won’t go wandering away from the focus of the game.

$8.01


Game Zone Honey Bee Tree Game

Game Zone Honey Bee Tree Game

This GameZone Honey Bee Tree is an adorable team game, with the aim of ‘trying to bee careful’. This is a great strategic game for kids as they have to work out which are the best leaves to pull from the tree to stop those little bees from falling and waking up

$17.97


Gamewright Hisss Card Game

Gamewright Hisss Card Game

Hisss is a unique card game where 2 to 5 players can play together to make a complete snake – one with a head, body, and tail. You could end up with a snake with two heads or a multicolored snake – take it in turns to choose a card, and the one with the most snakes, wins.

Prices Vary

Don't Break the Ice Game

Don't Break the Ice Game

Don’t Break The Ice is a game full of suspense as you don’t want to let Phillip the Penguin fall into that ice cold water! Players take turns to chip away at the ice blocks, but beware – Philip must stay on top of the ice to win the game! Suitable for 2-4 players, aged 3+.

$10.49


HABA My Very First Games First Orchard

HABA My Very First Games First Orchard

The aim of this fun First Orchard game is to collectively pick all the fruit from the trees before that ravenous raven reaches the end of the path. With this game all players work together – you all either win or lose, so teamwork is a must when harvesting that juicy fruit.

$29.99


Lucky Ducks Memory and Matching Game

Lucky Ducks Memory and Matching Game

We’ve all heard that song where “10 little ducks went swimming one day…” and with this game you have to match 3 of the ducks to your symbol to win. Although that sounds easy enough, the game board moves so it becomes more tricky to find the ones you want, so you have to act quick!

$13.47


Educational Insights Raccoon Rumpus Game

Educational Insights Raccoon Rumpus Game

Raccoon Rumpus is a game for 3 year olds that they will love. With this game, they have to dress their raccoons up in as many outfits as they can, but the game is dictated by the jumbo die, and if you roll the dreaded underwear then you lose all of your costumes, so be careful.

$12.04


Paddle Catch and Toss Game Set

Paddle Catch and Toss Game Set

Kids are going to love playing with this paddle and ball game set. It’s a fun way to get those legs on the move as they run around throwing and catching the balls to and fro, with the velcro paddles. This game is great either indoors or outside, as the ball is small and light.

$7.99

Haktoys Fishing Game with Rotating Fish Pool

Haktoys Fishing Game with Rotating Fish Pool

The Haktoys Fishing Game is a brilliant game for children to play by themselves or as a group, competing to catch the most fish with the cute fishing rods as the board rotates making the game even more of an exciting challenge! The board also has music and cool flashing LED lights.

$19.95


Regal Games Travel Bingo

Regal Games Travel Bingo

Taking young children on long car rides can sometimes be a chore as they can become irritated and bored quite quickly, but no longer, with this Auto Bingo game – as you drive along they have to spot what they can see out of the windows, marking them off. The first with a full line, wins!

$9.99


Cootie Game

Cootie Game

The aim of this game it to be the first to successfully build up a cootie bug. It’s not that simple, though, because if the die doesn’t roll on a bug part you need, you’ll have to wait for your next turn and have your fingers crossed that you’ll get the parts you need, eek!

$9.99


Melissa & Doug Catch & Count Wooden Fishing Game

Melissa & Doug Catch & Count Wooden Fishing Game

Melissa & Doug have made this original catch & count wooden fishing game. You have to spin the spinner and catch the fish with the same color and number, so this game is brilliant fun and helps kids learn, too. By using the realistic fishing rod, they’ll be using their imaginations to think they’re really fishing.

$19.99


Baby Animals Matching Game

Baby Animals Matching Game

Animal loving kids are going to adore this ever so sweet version of the fun memory card matching game. Just like the others, they have to put the cards down and hope to find pairs and match them up, remembering which ones they’ve already turned. What’s more, the cards have super cute baby animals on.

$14.99


Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game

Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game

Those squirrels are feeling hungry! With The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel game the idea is to be the first to pick up the matching colorful acorns with the squeezy tool and fill your squirrel’s log. The game encourages development of lots of skills, like strategic thinking, fine motor skills, pre-handwriting skills, and more.

$19.99


Ants in the Pants Games

Ants in the Pants Games

The point of this Hasbro game for 3 year olds is to be the first to flip all of your ants into the cardboard canine’s pants. The game can be played by 2-4 players and the kids are gonna love being competitive and racing against each other to get all their ants in the pants.

$18.00


The Wonder Forge Pj Masks Night Sight Game

The Wonder Forge Pj Masks Night Sight Game

PJ Mask fans are going to be delighted when they see this ‘Night Sight’ game. This awesome game is for up to 3 players and they each get their favorite character’s masks to wear, feeling just like the character as they take turns turning over the cards, to try and match the pairs.

Prices Vary


World of Disney Eye Found It Card Game

World of Disney Eye Found It Card Game

All 3 year olds LOVE everything Disney, so they’re going to adore this fun and educational ‘Eye Found It’ game, for sure. They’re given cards with hidden items to search for across the whole beautiful Disney themed board, working as a team with the other players.

$5.97


Alphabet Bingo Board Game

Alphabet Bingo Board Game

Alphabet Bingo has turned letter learning into an incredibly exciting way of learning letters and letter associations as the board has items that match the letters – an umbrella on the ‘U’ and an owl on the ‘O’, for example. There are 26 tokens, so try to match a line and BINGO, you’ve won!

$14.99


Pop Up Pirate

Pop Up Pirate

Pop up Pirate is a family classic by now and a firm favorite, too as it’s ‘barrels of fun’ for everyone. The aim of this super cool pirate themed game is to take turns sticking the colorful swords into the barrel, but watch out – if the pirate pops up on your turn, you’re out.

$14.99


Paw Patrol Look a Likes Matching Board Game

Paw Patrol Look a Likes Matching Board Game

Paw Patrol fans will undoubtedly love this ‘look alikes matching board game’. The super cool game features 72 cards with the well-known Paw Patrol pups and other characters and items from the awesome hit show, that children have to take turns trying to match up into pairs.

$29.99


Giant Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Giant Tic-Tac-Toe Game

This a giant version of the loved classic game – tic-tac-toe. It can be played both indoors and outside, with the board and pieces being so big it’s impossible for them get lost. The board is made of puzzle like foam pieces that fit together, so even making the board is good physical fun!

Prices Vary


Elefun Game

Elefun Game

This Elefun game by Hasbro is great way to get a group of kids up and active as they excitedly jump and run around trying to catch the colorful butterflies that blast out of the cute Elefun’s impressive 3 foot trunk, in their nets. The winner is the one who’s caught the most by the end.

$26.99


Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game

Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game

Little girls are going to fall in love with this adorable Disney Princess cupcake making game. The game comes with 30 recipe cards to make up the beautiful cupcakes inspired by the princesses, but they have to make them before the sand timer runs out and the princess’ party starts!

$24.99

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How to Teach Children To Use Kitchen Tools

How to Teach Children To Use Kitchen Tools

Over on the ‘Livelikeyouarerich’ blog, you’ll find out all about encouraging and teaching children to use the tools they’ll find in the kitchen, while they make delicious cinnamon rolls. They use measuring cups, thermometers, spoons and bowls, and of course their own hands to knead the dough.

How to Make a Dry Erase Toddler Chore Chart

How to Make a Dry Erase Toddler Chore Chart

Ivy over at ‘sahm plus’ has written this delighfully helpful DIY on how to make a dry erase chore chart for your 3 year old toddler, with included printable. The chart helps them learn that they should earn toys or things they want – It has chores such as making their bed and cleaning up their toys.

Learn to Brush Teeth by Scrubbing Dinosaurs

Learn to Brush Teeth by Scrubbing Dinosaurs

All parents knows sometimes when it comes to toothbrushing, some kids really dislike it, but with this creative how-to, your little ones can now approach the issue in a fun and interesting way and learn how to brush their own teeth by scrubbing dinosaurs clean with toothbrushes.
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