This year, we have focused a lot on teaching critical thinking skills and logic in our homeschool. Logic games are a fun and easy way to approach learning these skills together. There are so many fun logic games out there!
Adding logic lessons to your homeschool study encourages kids to think critically, shows them how to puzzle through challenging topics and information, and teaches them how to think about new information they receive. I’m a big fan of making these lessons fun and engaging, so games are my first choice for teaching logic.
If you’re interested in adding logic lessons to your homeschool, you’ll definitely want to check out my top 10 list of our absolute favorite logic games for homeschoolers. Keep reading to get the scoop on our favorite logic games for your homeschool and more educational games for other subjects too.
The Value Of Adding Logic To Your Homeschool Study
While your homeschooler might not be ready for formal logic in elementary school, that doesn’t mean there isn’t value in adding informal logic lessons and concepts to your homeschool. Beginning logic lessons early gives kids a strong foundation to build on later.
Making logic lessons fun with logic games encourages kids to really dive in and build important critical thinking skills. After all, critical thinking skills don’t just come naturally. Once they’ve established these important thinking skills, your homeschoolers will use them throughout their lifetime in a variety of settings.
Discover how we Teach Critical Thinking Skills in our homeschool to get tips on how we foster critical thinking at home beyond playing our favorite logic games. Emily has come to love our logic lessons! Some of her favorite logic and critical thinking exercises involve reading Twisted Fairytales (focused on the villain’s perspective) and playing logic games.
Top 10 Logic Games For Your Homeschool
We have come to love so many great logic games! I’m excited to share our top 10 logic games for homeschoolers with you.
Balance Beans is a really cute math game from ThinkFun that’s filled with logic learning opportunities too. In this game, your homeschoolers will work to balance the bean characters on a seesaw.
Cat Crimes or Dog Crimes
This funny brain teaser is a single-player logic game that’s perfect for adding to your bag when you’ll be carschooling. The artwork is hilarious! Your homeschoolers will enjoy solving 40 different Cat Crimes and building critical thinking skills along the way. If you’re more of a dog family, don’t miss Dog Crimes, the same game with a fun twist for dog lovers.
This logic game teaches critical thinking skills to kids as young as age five with a peg-solitaire style game using adorable frog characters in place of pegs. The multi-level challenges in Hoppers ensures that homeschoolers of all ages will be able to find a puzzle that’s challenging and fun.
IQ games are definitely one of my favorite logic games for strewing. They’re single-player and lots of fun. When we want a two-player version, we challenge eachother to complete the puzzles. IQ Games come in many different versions so you’ll always be able to find something fun and new. Check out IQ Puzzler, IQ XO, IQ Love, and IQ Digits to get started with your IQ game collection.
This puzzle game from Educational Insights offers 200 challenges for kids from ages seven to adults. It’s a great way to challenge the whole family to think critically this year! Kanoodle also has different versions you can add to your game closet once you’ve mastered the original. Check out Kanoodle Extreme and Kanoodle Genius for more gameplay options.
Laser Maze is another exciting ThinkFun logic game with lasers your kids must direct to the proper places around the board. I like these games because we can arrange them in different ways, creating our own paths and testing theories. Plus, the different difficulty levels make it fun for homeschoolers of all ages.
Are your homeschoolers also mesmerized by watching dominos or marble mazes? If so, you’ll definitely want to add Gravity Maze to your logic game list for this year. In this game, homeschoolers will create their very own marble maze with increasing difficulty by following the challenge cards in this ThinkFun logic game.
Roller Coaster Challenge
The last ThinkFun maze game on my top 10 list is quite possibly the most fun! Roller Coaster Challenge lets your homeschoolers have fun creating their own roller coaster tracks with drops, turns, and more!
Rush Hour is a traffic jam logic game from ThinkFun that asks your kids to figure out how they’ll escape the traffic with increasingly challenging puzzles. It’s a fun way to build critical thinking skills in your homeschool this year. Plus, the junior version works really well with early elementary homeschoolers.
This logic game encourages logic skills, spatial reasoning, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. Homeschoolers will fit together the triangular blocks to create stars more quickly than their opponents in this Genius Star logic game.
More Educational Games For Your Homeschool
We love gameschooling because games are an engaging way to teach important skills through real-life applications. Through gameschooling, we have the opportunity to learn together as we play and spend quality time with one another. For these reasons, games have become an integral part of our homeschool.
If you’re looking for more educational games to play in your homeschool, you won’t want to miss my game lists for every subject. I’ll show you how we teach math, language arts, and even music with games instead of a traditional curriculum.
- The Best Math Games for Your Homeschool
- The Best Language Arts Games for Your Homeschool
- How To Teach Homeschool History Without a Curriculum
- The Best Art & Music Games for Your Homeschool
- The Best Science Games for Your Homeschool
Do you have a favorite logic game I didn’t mention? Share your favorite logic games to play together in the comments section. I’d love to read about your favorites and try them out with Emily too!