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Several weeks ago, I shared some ideas for Candy-Free Easter Baskets. (Yes, I am THAT mom!) Most of those ideas were better suited to younger children. But, what if you have OLDER kids (like mine)?
Well, I’ve got some ideas for you too! Those who visit my blog on a regular basis surely know that we are a homeschooling family. My 8-year-old is not a huge fan of traditional school; so, when I can “sneak” school in under the guise of fun, I’m feeling pretty good. That’s where these great educational games come into play. He thinks they are FUN, and he doesn’t even realize he’s learning. Win-win!
My 14-year-old has always been a big fan of single-player brain games, so I’ve thrown a few of those into the mix as well.
Grab your Easter basket (I’ve included a link to a great flat-bottomed one, but I’m sure if you’re anything like me you’ve got lots of extra baskets in the attic!) and start filling it with EDUCATIONAL goodies! (They last so much longer than candy!)
Wicker Picnic Basket with Double Folding Handles
I chose this basket because it has a nice flat bottom and would be perfect to fill with games and books. The rounded bottom ones never seem to work for me, and I’m a perfectionist when it comes to gift-wrapping so that always bugs me.
Rurality – Rurality Traditional Wicker Picnic Basket with Double Folding Handles – $29.99, 6.79 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace
Sum Swamp Addition Subtraction Game
Sneak some math into Easter with this fun game from Learning Resources. Your kids won’t even know they are doing school! Very tricky!
Learning Resources – Sum SwampAddition Subtraction Game – $16.99, 5.59 shipping – Available at Target.com
I’ve never been a fan of the traditional version of Scrabble (I know, I’m like a homeschool traitor or something) but this version looks like fun. Of course, I’m a huge fan of Scattergories, so that might be why this game appeals to me. Word games are always on the top of my wish list.
The Sci or Fi Files
My homeschool vice is probably science. I am just not good at teaching it. This games not only looks like it would be great fun, but it also looks like it would help to sneak some science learning into our days. I really think we have to have this one! If you have it, please share your thoughts.
Educational Insights – The Sci or Fi Files (2 to 6 Players) – $15.02, See Site shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon
Brain Quest States Game
If you live in the USA, you NEED to learn the states at some point in the elementary years. Why not do it with a fun game instead of boring old paper and pencil?!
Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Puzzle
My daughter has gotten HOURS of fun out of those little game. And the great news is that there are expansion packs you can by with additional cars and challenge cards, so the fun never has to end. I recently saw a two-player version of this game that looks like great fun too.
We’ve pretty much come to know that if the box has the Think Fun brand on it we’re going to love it!
When I saw this game, I knew my daughter would love this one. It’s like a 3D version of Rush Hour! I think we need to add this one to our collection of brain games – and FAST!
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