These nature-inspired board games for kids are a perfect way to enhance your child’s love of nature while also teaching them through fun!
Getting kids out into nature is a wonderful way for them to learn about the world around them.
Bringing that understanding and appreciation of nature can also be used to help teach them basic math skills preschoolers need. This post contains affiliate links.
Nature-Inspired Board Games for Kids
The Bug-Opoly is a creeping, crawling, property trading game. The game is a look inside the wonderful bug kingdom.
Buy, sell and trade your favorite insects and a few of their friends because not every bug included in the game is technically an insect. Whatever happens, the game will be crawling with good fun. The game is for 2 to 6 players of ages 8 and up.
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. Dr. Toy 10 Best Educational Toys Award.
In this game, players work together to get all the little colorful bugs under the rug before the 3 stink bugs stink up the place! Watch closely and make those matches! Instructions for play include three different game levels so the fun will grow with your child.
Earthopoly is a game celebrating Earth, one turn at a time! Players become the caretakers of wondrous locations around the planet, then increase their property’s value by collecting Carbon Credits and trading them in for Clean Air. For 2 to 6 players, age 8 and up.
Education Outdoors Camp Board Game is a game where both children & adults can play & learn fun facts about the great outdoors. The game is designed to grow with the player, starting at level one questions, which are primarily identification of animals.
As the players increase in their knowledge about the outdoors, they grow into the higher level questions.
A simple, classic matching game matching familiar items in nature. 2-4 players. For 3 years & up.
In this magical memory game, you have to remember which frogs will spot the babies and freeze their race. Beautifully crafted pieces bring the pond to life and will have kids squealing with delight!
This all wooden game includes 4 baby frogs, 6 adult frogs, 12 frog eyes, 10 small water lilies, one big lily, and 2 colored dice.
Be the first player to collect all six tiles to fill a lotto card and win! Up to 26 players! For 3 years & up.
Collect items to place in your garden from the shopkeepers such as fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and birds and be the first to get home. Ages 5 yrs. +.
Fish Stix is the game where every fish counts! Match the fish, row by row – the more you match, the faster you go! A visual strategy game that takes just seconds to learn, it is a different game every time you play.
Children of different ages will enjoy playing together. Though the game is rated for children ages 5-12, this game can be played by adults and younger children too.
Get busy bees! In this game from the award winning design team at Peaceable Kingdom, players are in a race to collect nectar drops and beat the bear to the hive.
Roll the die, move your basket, and collect nectar. Do it fast, do it together and if you can do it before the bear gets to the hive, you all win!
Add matching creatures to the chain — or add a DRAGONFLY, (It’s wild, you know!) You’ll have to use your eyes and brain in order for the chain to grow. First one to use up all your tiles?
You’re master of the Domino! Celebrating the rich diversity of Life on Earth, this domino set is sure to provide an entertaining game with beautiful images.
Winner of the Oppenheim Best Toy Award! Flora and fauna from around the world show the richness of Life on Earth. Twenty-four pairs of tiles include everything from iguanas to cardinals, oak leaves and acorns to underwater coral.
Concentration or Memory games are played by facing all pieces face down in a grid and then lifting up a pair at a time while trying to find a match. Fun to play, this game heightens focus and attention to detail while enhancing spatial memory.
Life on Earth is a simple version of Bingo for you and your child to enjoy. Each playing piece features a different species illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Be first to fill your playing board with things that live and grow, Shout “Bingo!” and you win the game with creatures that you know.