For your next family game night, try one of these board games for kids (and parents). Many of them will get you up and moving, and others teach important lessons about health, fitness, and nutrition. Some do both—and all are fun to play!
This hide-and-seek/treasure-hunt combo is versatile, clever, and fun. The "Gags" are two cute critters that can hide almost anywhere, thanks to their built-in suction cups, magnets, clips, and grabbers. Players divide into two teams and each hides one Gag; then they try to find their opponents' Gag first.
Fans of Dr. Seuss's famous feline will love this charming game, designed for kids ages 4 to 8. Follow the deceptively simple commands to show that you can do what that cat can do. Or can you?
How much do your kids know about healthy foods and energetic activities? This board game awards points for nutritious meals and active play, so the total tally tells the tale. A healthy diet adds up.
How many other board games for kids come with a walkie-talkie? This one does! Players must listen to the commands issued by the device, then follow up by helping George take care of the animals at the zoo. The active play comes in when the walkie-talkie broadcasts an urgent alert: The animals have escaped. Now your board game becomes hide-and-seek!
7. Jungle Jive
It might be a stretch to call this one a board game, since it's played on the floor like Twister. But it also includes a board that helps determine where kids must place their hands, feet, and ears (yep!) on the alphabet-themed floor mat.