Hello, fellow gameschooler! Are you looking for information on gameschooling by subject? Well, you’ve come to the right spot.
I have created a list of gameschooling resources by academic subject, including the absolute best games for your homeschool. I’ve also included top board game picks from my expert panel of gameschoolers. From card games to board games and so much more, we’ve got you covered!
Gameschooling by Subject: The Best Games for Your Homeschool
Introducing my expert gameschooling panel:
As a gameschool family, we play games daily. We consider games to be part of the curriculum and value the power of play. Today, I would like to introduce you to my expert gameschooling panel.
This expert gameschooling panel will be sharing their top picks for each of the categories listed below. Simply click on the post you’re interested in, and in addition to our family’s favorite resources, you can also see what my 10-year-old, 9-year-old, and 7-year-old are loving right now!
And since this is the gameschooling by subject landing page, I thought it would be fun to share each kiddo’s favorite game of all time!
The 10-year-old’s all-time favorite game
This fella’s all-time favorite game is Go Nuts for Donuts. This game has been a recent favorite over here!
He said, “Go Nuts for Donuts is really fun. It has good illustrations and I like looking at all the different kinds of donuts. It has a lot of strategy involved. If you like card games that have a lot of strategy but that are also really fun, you’ll love this game.”
The 9-year-old’s all-time favorite game
My sweet girl’s favorite game right now is One Night Ultimate Werewolf. We spent a week in Vermont this summer and we played this game nonstop. We made so many memories!
She said, “I love One Night Ultimate Werewolf because you have to guess and bluff and try to pretend you are someone else and fool everyone else. I like getting the card that has the werewolf on it and then trying to fool everyone. It’s a great game for a lot of people and it can be exciting.”
The 7-year-old’s all-time favorite game
All of my kids love to play games, but this little guy is a hardcore gamer. He plays more than anyone else and if no one is around to play, he won’t be deterred. He’ll just play a few rounds with his imaginary friend, Mister Pancake. This guy’s all-time favorite game is Gubs. (One day, I will write a post about my love for Gubs. This game taught this fella how to read!!)
He said, “I really like Gubs because I like the characters and the imagination. For example, the characters look like bugs but they changed the word to Gubs. I like the Esteemed Elder the best because it’s a really good card and the only thing that affects it is lightning. If you have a great imagination, you might like Gubs too.”
Want to see the games we are playing (and the books we are reading) each day?
Gameschooling by Subject: The Best Games for Your Homeschool
If you want to learn everything there is to know about gameschooling and more, be sure to head over to this post:
But, here is the too-long-didn’t-read-it gameschool 101:
Gameschooling is a form of play-based learning. Play helps the child discover his or her unique interests, likes, and dislikes. These are discoveries that no one else can make for you.
Gameschoolers use games as part of their homeschool curriculum. In fact, some gameschoolers abandon curriculum entirely!
Games are an important part of our homeschool curriculum and family culture. I have always loved games, but since homeschooling, I have become a huge advocate for game-based learning… because I’ve seen it work again and again!
Gameplay offers children a chance to practice and build skills in a no-pressure, non-judgmental way. If the game doesn’t go the way you wanted it to, you can start over and try again.
Put simply: Games give children a safe space to learn, to fail, and to try again.
So, without further ado, let’s get to the gameschooling resources by academic subject and category…
Card games for your homeschool
Coding games for gameschooling
Harry Potter games for homeschooling
Math games for gameschooling
Science games for gameschooling
STEM games for gameschool families
Geography games for gameschoolers
History games for gameschoolers
Nature games for homeschoolers
Logic games for homeschooling
Language Arts, Reading, and Literacy games for homeschooling
Art and Music games for homeschoolers
One-player games for gameschoolers
Cooperative games for homeschoolers
Party games for families
Movement games for homeschool families
Funny games for gameschoolers
Games for the littlest gameschoolers
Travel games for homeschoolers
Don’t miss our holiday gameschooling series!
Let’s face it- When our children are super-excited for a certain holiday, not a ton of learning is happening, at least not in the traditional sense.
Our new Holiday Gameschooling series will help you through those holiday hiccups:
Are you looking for a gift for your favorite gameschooler?
Check out some of our favorites here:
- Gameschooling: 100 Educational Games for Homeschooling
- 50+ Educational Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Love
- Gift Guides 2018 | My Little Poppies
- Sensory Processing Disorder Gift Guide
- 10 of the Best STEM Gifts
- 50+ Gifts for the Book Lover in Your Life
- 10 of the Best Nature Gifts for Kids
- How to Select the Best Educational Gifts for Your Children
- 10+ Math Gifts Your Kids Will Love!
- Top 10 Language Arts Gifts
- 10 of the Best History and Geography Gifts
- The Best Gifts to Inspire Art, Creativity, Play, and Imagination
- Here are 10 Gift-Worthy Books Your Kids Will Love
Do you love SimplyFun games?
We do, too! In fact, we love them so much that I decided to become an official SimplyFun Playologist. If you want to check out more SimplyFun offerings, you can head over to my Playologist page.
Do you love games and gameschooling?
Be sure to check out these related posts:
- Gameschooling 101: How to Homeschool with Fantastic Games
- 100+ Fantastic Gameschooling Resources for Amazing Play
- Growing List of My Little Poppies Game Reviews
- Ultimate Gamelist: A Free Library of Gameschool Resources
- Gameschool Challenge: Add More Play To Your Day!
- Ultimate Guide to Family Games
- 100 Picture Books and Games for Play-Based Learning
Do you want to see our gameschool in action?
Be sure to follow My Little Poppies because we share snapshots of gameschooling moments… and heaps of incredible books!
You are also invited to join the My Little Poppies Gameschool Community, a private Facebook Group for parents who wish to add more play to their family and/or homeschool routine.
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: What are your family’s favorite gameschooling resources right now? Share here.
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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