Games for Special Need Kids & Activities for Them to Learn

Games for Special Need Kids

I love to play games with my kids. They are fun, educational, and a great way to spend time together. But sometimes, especially when you have a special need child, it can be difficult finding fun games that they enjoy playing. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

1. Balloon Waddle

This game is played with 3 kids. Each kid has a balloon tied to their feet, and the objective is to walk around the room without popping the balloon.

It’s best played on a carpeted floor so that if one kid accidentally pops his or her own balloon, there will be enough padding between them and any other balloons they might run into while trying to avoid yours as well.

The kids can use their hands when it comes down to pushing off against walls or furniture—it gives them something solid to push against instead of just being able to use themselves as leverage (which could lead them to fall over).

This helps keep everyone safe while also making sure no one gets hurt by accident!


2. Grocery Store

Grocery Store is a game that you can play with your children or just the two of you. The game starts by having your kids bring their favorite items from the grocery store to the kitchen.

Then, each player takes turns choosing an item from their “items” and placing it in front of them on the table. The first person who gets all items into their hands wins!

The best part about this game is that it’s easy to set up and only requires three items: paper plates (for playing cards), water bottles (for counters), and napkins or paper towels (for money).

If you’re looking for something fun for kids ages 3–10 years old then this is definitely one worth trying out!


3. Ribbon Ring Toss

You will need:

  • A small ring. This can be anything that is comfortable for your child to hold, such as a pearl or marble. Make sure it’s not too big for them to handle!
  • A long ribbon, about 6 inches long (or more).
  • An adult who will help you with this activity. Children under 3 years old should only be assisted by an adult when playing games with them; otherwise, they may hurt themselves in their attempts at catching the ring with their hands!


4. The Gift Game

The Gift Game is a fun way to play with kids who have special needs. It’s also a great way to teach them about the different colors, shapes, and sizes of objects.

The Gift Game helps children learn about shapes, sizes, and positions in the world around them. Children love this game because it lets them get their hands on all kinds of things that you wouldn’t expect!


5. Word Search

Word search is a puzzle game in which you have to find hidden words by looking at the letters that make up the word. It’s also a great way to practice spelling, improve vocabulary, improve reading comprehension (by finding all of the words on your own), and increase focus and concentration.

Word Search games are available for free on most platforms such as Android or iOS devices; however, if you want something more advanced than just Google Play Store then there are plenty of paid options out there too!


Fun games to play with kids who have special needs

Special needs children can be a lot of fun, and there are lots of games out there that will help them learn and have fun. Here are some suggestions:

  • Games for kids with autism. If you’re looking for something that’s easy to play and doesn’t require too much coordination, these games might be perfect for your child! They’ll keep him or her captivated while also helping them develop social skills through the use of dice rolls (or whatever other method you prefer).
  • Games for kids with down syndrome. If you’d like a bit more complexity in your game-playing experience—and who wouldn’t?—these will be right up your alley! The rules are simple enough so anyone can pick up on them quickly; however, they still provide plenty of challenge as well because they usually involve multiple players acting simultaneously at once (which makes things harder).
  • Games for kids with learning disabilities/special needs education programs based around teaching reading comprehension skills through play activity‎ – This game teaches math facts (addition/subtraction) by putting together five pieces which represent numbers 0-6 plus one additional piece representing 7 by adding two cubes together to make nine cubes total; then subtracting two cubes from this total until only one remains representing 9.



Hopefully, we’ve given you some great ideas for games to play with kids who have special needs. Remember that it’s important to keep in mind what your child’s needs are and make sure the games you choose are appropriate for their age.

You don’t want to overwhelm them or make them feel left out by all these new rules and expectations. Also, if your child has any allergies or sensitivities please be sure not to use anything on this list!