Games for Kids Ages 3 to 5

By Summer Minor
Little kids love to play games.
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Kids love to play games. Whether they are running and jumping, concentrating at a board, or finding new ways to play indoors, they can spend hours playing. Games that can be played anywhere are perfect for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years old. Where youngsters are concerned, it is always a good time to play a game.

Board and Card Games

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There are a variety of board games geared for children ages 3 to 5. Classic games such as Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land have been enjoyed by generations of youngsters. Newer games include Sequence For Kids and Scrabble Jr. Card games such as Go Fish and Old Maid are easy to carry around and can be played whenever the time is right.

Indoor Games

dress-up, a fun indoor game
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Not every game played in the house has to take place at a table. Children can have fun playing red light, green light and hide and seek indoors. Imagination-based games also are appropriate for younger children. Charades, 20 Questions, I Spy and playing pretend all stimulate creativity and can be played indoors.

Outdoor Games

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Turning children loose outside allows them to let their wild side free and burns off excess energy. If you have a group of kids, organize sport games such as soccer, t-ball and relay races. They can also play tag, hopscotch, and follow the leader. Just letting them follow their imagination can lead to a wide assortment of games. Let them act like animals or pretend they are on an adventure.

About the Author

Summer Minor is a freelance writer with experience covering many topics. She has been listed as a Top 1000 Writer at Associated Content and has since worked to increase her writing experience.