BOARD GAMES

Educational board games

Educational Board Games

Educational Board Games For Both Pre-School & Primary Schools

Learning Games For Kids

Learning is Fun! These board games will delight, amuse and enlighten children as they work together to complete various missions.

These are fun, educational games for early childhood and primary school age group children. Help your students learn about making friends, recycling, emergency services and other important topics in a fun way.

These games involve both serious and funny scenarios. Children learn about all three emergency services, discuss situations and agree on good outcomes. These teaching visual aids develop a healthy respect for our emergency services. All games show New Zealand emergency vehicles to allow children to make real-life connections. Add a toy or telephone and bring in dramatic gameplay. Choose to play with or without discussion cards or race each other to various locations.

Features

big board games for kids

Big Friendly Game Boards

Each game board is a huge A1 size, printed on tough, rollable media with a protective lamination. Clear, colourful game boards that are built to last.

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Great Learning Outcomes

The game designer works in early childhood education, so each game is crafted to help teach important principles with learning outcomes in mind.

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Fun and Silliness

One trademark feature of the MR Games is that there is always some silliness built in. That way the children have some fun while learning and come back for more.

different task each time on board game

Different Each Time

The game designer works in early childhood education, so each game is crafted to help teach important principles with learning outcomes in mind.

The Friendship Board Game

friendship board game

Learn about making new friends and behave around other children in our communities

Warning: Potential choking hazard. Please supervise gameplay. Suitable for ages 3+

  • Learn about how to make friends and how to behave around other children in the pre-school social environment
  • Group discussion and interaction with children.
  • Stimulating, fun, educational gameplay with a cool underwater theme.
  • Game size – A1 size

NOTE: These resources are best used with a teacher supporting and “scaffolding” the tamariki through the scenarios. Remember, make it fun, make it happen and make it work!

$75.00 $69.95Add to cart

Mind Your Manners Board Game

Mind your manners board game

Learn about behaving well with others in our communities

Warning: Potential choking hazard. Please supervise gameplay. Suitable for ages 3+

  • Learn about good manners and appropriate behaviour.
  • Group discussion and interaction with children.
  • Stimulating, fun, educational gameplay with a cool underwater theme.
  • Game size – A1 size

NOTE: These resources are best used with a teacher supporting and “scaffolding” the tamariki through the scenarios. Remember, make it fun, make it happen and make it work!

$75.00 $69.95Add to cart

Recycle Services Board Game

recycle board game

Learn about recycling waste items in our communities

Warning: Potential choking hazard. Please supervise gameplay. Suitable for ages 3+

  • A knowledge and awareness of safety through a range of different meaningful and real-life scenarios.
  • Their contribution skills through actively participating and contributing to the group game.
  • Math skills such as counting and number recognition and the use of dice.
  • Taking turns and co-operative skills by waiting for their turn to roll the dice, answer the phone, sharing their ideas and working together to complete their mission.
  • Literacy skills through the written words on the game board. Associating the pictures with the written words on the board game and the dice.
  • Game size – A1 size

NOTE: These resources are best used with a teacher supporting and “scaffolding” the tamariki through the scenarios. Remember, make it fun, make it happen and make it work!

$75.00 $69.95Add to cart

Fire Emergency Board Game

fire services board game

Learn about the fire safety and what the fire service does in our communities

Warning: Potential choking hazard. Please supervise gameplay. Suitable for ages 3+

GAMEPLAY

  • The telephone rings … ”Fire Emergency. How can we help?”
  • From this point, anything goes. Have as much fun as you want as you accomplish together the task set out on the fire mission card.
  • Solve real-life situations faced by fire service personnel and discuss what they would do in various fire safety-related scenarios.
  • You can play as many missions as you like in the course of a game.
  • This game is best played as a co-operative game but with a little imagination, you could have races around the board with multiple markers to see who can get to the emergency first.

NOTE: These resources are best used with a teacher supporting and “scaffolding” the tamariki through the scenarios. Remember, make it fun, make it happen and make it work!

$75.00 $69.95Add to cart

Ambulance Board Game

ambulance emergency board game

Learn about avoiding an accident, how to respond in an emergency situation and what the ambulance service does in our communities.

Warning: Potential choking hazard. Please supervise gameplay. Suitable for ages 3+

GAMEPLAY

  • The telephone rings … ”Ambulance Emergency. How can we help?”
  • From this point, anything goes. Have as much fun as you want as you accomplish together the task set out on the fire mission card.
  • Solve real-life situations faced by fire service personnel and discuss what they would do in various fire safety-related scenarios.
  • You can play as many missions as you like in the course of a game.
  • This game is best played as a co-operative game but with a little imagination, you could have races around the board with multiple markers to see who can get to the emergency first.
  • Other gameplay options are up to you.

NOTE: These resources are best used with a teacher supporting and “scaffolding” the tamariki through the scenarios. Remember, make it fun, make it happen and make it work!

$75.00 $69.95Add to cart

Police Board Game

police emergency board game

Learn about personal safety and what the police service does in our communities.

Warning: Potential choking hazard. Please supervise gameplay. Suitable for ages 3+

GAMEPLAY

  • The telephone rings … ”Police Emergency. How can we help?”
  • From this point, anything goes. Have as much fun as you want as you accomplish together the task set out on the fire mission card.
  • Solve real-life situations faced by fire service personnel and discuss what they would do in various fire safety-related scenarios.
  • You can play as many missions as you like in the course of a game.
  • This game is best played as a co-operative game but with a little imagination, you could have races around the board with multiple markers to see who can get to the emergency first.
  • Other game play options are up to you.

NOTE: These resources are best used with a teacher supporting and “scaffolding” the tamariki through the scenarios. Remember, make it fun, make it happen and make it work!

$75.00 $69.95Add to cart

3 Pack Emergency Board Game

emergency services board games

Get all three emergency services games in one pack with three boards, die, game cards and instructions.

  • Save $20. Three real life and meaningful games that allow you to learn all about fire safety, keeping yourself safe and how to care for hurt people.
  • From racing to put out the fire to take an elderly person to the hospital, what to do when you find matches, these games will delight, amuse and enlighten you as you work together to complete the various missions.

GAMEPLAY

  • The telephone rings … ”Police Emergency / Ambulance Emergency / Fire Emergency. How can we help?”
  • From this point, anything goes. Have as much fun as you want as you accomplish together the task set out on the fire mission card.
  • Solve real-life situations faced by fire service personnel and discuss what they would do in various fire safety-related scenarios.
  • You can play as many missions as you like in the course of a game.
  • This game is best played as a co-operative game but with a little imagination, you could have races around the board with multiple markers to see who can get to the emergency first.
  • Other gameplay options are up to you.

NOTE: These resources are best used with a teacher supporting and “scaffolding” the tamariki through the scenarios. Remember, make it fun, make it happen and make it work!

$225.00 $189.95Add to cart

What our customers think about us?

Great games Mike. The bright, colourful set out of the large board and well explained and easy to follow rules make them fun for everyone. I especially liked the way they enable the children to cooperate and work together to solve problems. The games are designed so as many children can play as are interested, you are not limited to only a certain number of children playing. The questions on the cards allow for genuine discussion and learning to take place. These games fit in perfectly with all 5 strands of Te Whariki the early childhood curriculum. I’m sure however that Primary School aged children would get just as much fun, enjoyment and learn out of them.

Justine Roff
Early Childhood Teacher

I have used Mike’s games while working with preschool children – children from 3 years 6 months of age, up to 5 years. Mike’s games are easy to use, and they encourage turn taking and group participation because there doesn’t have to be just one winner. Most of all, they are fun! The streaks of ‘silly nonsense’ keep children captivated as they play. As laughter effectively engages the learning areas of the brain; learning that teachers and adults tend to focus on – such as maths and literacy – happens seamlessly. In addition to this, the games all impart knowledge of the topic they concern – such as fire awareness, emergency services, and recycling. These games are durable, tough and great size for working with large groups.

Unn West
B. Ed. Early Years 0-8

These games sit beautifully within the principles of Te Whariki. They have been designed with a number of educational outcomes for children, enabling them to have fun as they learn about how to keep themselves and others safe. The large colourful game mats are ideal for working on a table or on the floor, allowing many children to be involved. I particularly like the literacy and numeracy elements and the opportunity for imaginative conversations between the children and Teacher. I believe these games would be a very useful tool to develop children’s knowledge about emergency services.

Barbara Carson
Head Teacher, Surrey Park Early Learning Centre