Dexterity Games - September 2019

I had no idea how much of my early parenting years would involve discussing motor skills. Games can be a great way to cultivate fine and gross motor skills in your kids.

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Age: 2-5

Rating: 8/10

Let's Go Fishin'

Catching the fish can be tricky even for adults. Tip - the inner fish move much slower than the outer fish and are easier to catch.

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Age: 3-6

Rating: 8/10

Dragon's Breath

Fine motor skills to pick up the little gems, predicting which gems will fall each round, and practice counting up to about 30 at the end of each game as you count up your collected gems. Great preschool game. 

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Age: 3-8

Rating: 10/10

Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party

Lots of tiny pieces, so fun to assemble the cupcakes. You don't even have to play the official game, half the time we just build the cupcakes for fun. 

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Age: 3-8

Rating: 7/10

Don't Break the Ice

Setting up this game is a bit of an art and takes four times as long as the actual game. My older two kids (ages 6 and 7) love assembling it and are very proud that they can do it themselves. 

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Age: 5-8

Rating: 8/10

Rhino Hero Super Battle

Younger kids love this game but it requires a steady hand and some finesse to set up levels and monkeys without knocking everything over. Fine motor skills have never been so fun.

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Age: 2-5

Rating: 7/10

Sneaky Snacky Squirrel

The cute little squirrel pincher is technically totally unnecessary for the game but is every child's favorite part. Great for building fine motor skills.

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Age: 3-6

Rating: 7/10

Feed the Woozle

Fun, cooperative, social game. Builds fine motor skills as you put tiles on the spoon and gross motor skills as you walk backward or skip over to feed the Woozle. 

 

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Age: 4-8

Rating: 7/10

Yeti in my Spaghetti

It's like super easy Jenga for smaller kids. You need to have a steady hand and a little luck to win.

 

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Age: 4-12

Rating: 7/10

Mousetrap

The most famous Rube Goldberg device of all time. Assembling the mouse trap device takes a bit of finesse, great practice for some nimble fingers.

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Age: 8-12

Rating: 7/10

Suspend

Great for older kids who like playing around building cool structures and challenging themselves to see what will work and what won't. There aren't many types of games like this for older kids, this is very cool.