Here comes summer and while children everywhere are rejoicing, many parents who have to keep said children busy are frantically searching for fun activities.
If you are one of these parents, then check out my Amazon Shop where I've assembled a collection of a variety of products I recommend to entertain and educate your kids! Every week, I'll be adding fun resources that your children will love. From books to board games to puzzles and more, you'll find resources for a variety of ages in English, Spanish, and both. I'll sneak in math, science, reading and other subjects. And some products are just for fun.
This week's feature? Board games! Here are a few examples of what I've included:
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Board Games in Spanish:
Kloo's Race to Madrid
Play and Speak Spanish - Quickly and Easily!
From your very first go, you'll learn Spanish words and make Spanish sentences to score points. KLOO's game is a deceptively easy and fun way to learn Spanish. Just be ready for how fast you pick up the language.
KLOO's Learn to Speak Spanish Language Card Games Pack 1
This unique sentence-building game will help the Spanish-speaking child learn about Spanish sentence construction and basic grammar--while having fun! Great for practicing basic grammar, including sentence building, parts of speech and more. Can also be used with Spanish Words & Letters Reading Rods® (LER 7017) for additional hands-on learning fun. Guide included. Board measures 16-1/2 square. For 2 to 4 players.
Juego de Palabras Spanish Reading Rods Word Game
Students will challenge their phonics skills as they race to build words against the clock. This fast paced game can be played at multiple levels and customized to practice specific reading and word-building skills. Includes 112 color-coded Rods, 1 two-minute timer, 4 pencils, 1 score pad, and instructions. For 2-4 players.
Board Games in English:
TILE PLACEMENT GAME: Azul is a tile placement game in which players become artisans tasked with creating the most beautiful tiled mosaics. Compete for the highest score by claiming tiles and arranging them on your board to score points
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Card Game
Calling all ACME agents to figure out Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?!?!
In this card game, you will be on a top-secret mission to recover the greatest treasures known to mankind - The Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty’s Torch, and more - from Carmen's gang. Get ready to jet set across the globe. Your assignment is to apprehend Carmen Sandiego, track the location of her hideout, and determine which loot she has stolen. Once you zero in on Carmen’s location, you must declare “I have a warrant for Carmen’s arrest!” The first Gumshoe to make a Loot-Location match and successfully reveal Carmen wins the game. But beware, if you make an incorrect accusation, Carmen can escape! Can you catch Carmen? For 2-4 players, ages 8 and up.
The Oregon Trail Card Game
How Will You Die on the Oregon Trail?
All sorts of gruesome deaths await you and the rest of your wagon party in this official multi-player card game version of the classic computer game. To win you’ll need to keep one player alive all the way from Independence, MO to the Willamette Valley. But between rattlesnakes, starvation, dead oxen, broken bones, dysentery, and a host of other calamities the odds are long . . . almost as long as the Oregon Trail itself.
Players work together to move along the trail, fording rivers and playing Supply Cards to overcome calamities. But be warned–there will be times when it makes sense to let one of your wagon mates succumb to a calamity rather than expend precious supplies. And every time players go the way of all flesh, you’ll flip over the roster card and write their names on tombstones (don’t forget to include a quick epitaph). It’s a great way to relive your fond memories of one of the world’s most beloved computer games, and to kill off your family and friends at the same time.
Explore the World
Explore interesting and exciting places around the world. Learn facts about both the natural world and the manmade world. For example, "what world record does the Mariana trench hold?" answer: deepest place on earth. This is a natural world question. If you look at the image provided for a question card sample, you'll see what a manmade world question looks like. There are also flag cards, which ask questions about the country whose flag is pictured on the card. And there are travel cards, which help players travel forward or backwards on their journey! our Planet is a cool and amazing place. Why not go exploring! explore the world is a fun and educational game for the whole family.
High Seas Addventure
Invite your kids to dive in and race their favorite ocean creatures to an island paradise by adding numbers to making 10. Kids will practice their number facts without even knowing it! Octopus and shark cards add an element of surprise. This game features 2 levels of play to challenge your children as their skills grow. For 2-4 players.