If you’re looking to spend as many hours as you can with the little ones on Sunday, this list of the best games for kids to play on Mother’s Day 2019 will be crucial for those looking for some much-needed family time this Mother’s Day. From Lego to Pokemon, Mario to Just Dance, let’s dive deep into the best video games that can bring a family together. There’ll be no arguments. Promise.
Best games for kids to play on Mother’s Day 2019 | Overcooked 2
Tradition dictates that children should cook for their mom on Mother’s Day. But if you don’t want them treading on (very possibly literal) eggshells, or burning the house down, then this is the next best thing.
Boasting some addictive co-op gameplay, a team of up to four chefs must prepare, season, and cook their way through a series of delectable dishes but, this being a video game, things aren’t always as they’re cracked up to be.
Expect thrills, spills, and a dash of teamwork – it’s fun for all the family and anyone can get involved, even if you’re not a big gamer.
Buy it now: Amazon – $29.99
Best games for kids to play on Mother’s Day 2019 | Lego Harry Potter Collection
The Lego series of games has a longstanding history of taking two of kids’ favorite playthings: Lego and action franchises (everything from Star Wars, to Harry Potter, to Jurassic Park has got the Lego game treatment) and combining them into an endlessly replayable love letter to each set of movies.
For our money, you could do a lot worse than the recently bundled Lego Harry Potter collection, which sees Harry, Ron, and Hermione, plus literally dozens of other muggles, witches and wizards from JK Rowling’s multi-billion-dollar franchise, battling the likes of Voldemort and taking down his forces brick by brick.
Buy it now: Amazon – $24.08
Best games for kids to play on Mother’s Day 2019 | Super Mario Party
Want all the fun of a board game without the fear of pieces and players going flying if things start going south? Super Mario Party is where it’s at.
On the face of it, it’s a traditional turn-based board game, but the real magic starts when you all have to either team up or face off in a series of increasingly madcap minigames. Everything from blister-inducing tricycle races to pie fights are included here. You’ll be hard-pressed to end a game of Super Mario Party without a great big smile on your face, win or lose.
Buy it now: Amazon – $49.99
Best games for kids to play on Mother’s Day 2019 | Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu
It’s Pokemon, but maybe not as you know it. Not only is this a streamlined re-telling of the first generation of pocket monsters – so you’ll be able to relive your own memories as a parent to your children – but there’s now a co-op component, so now there’s no excuse for you hogging the controller
Ever wanted to team up with your kids (or let them battle alongside friends and siblings)? They you can now do it to your heart’s content. Even better: It’s not the type of game the kids will be stuck with either, as everything has been toned down and made a lot easier for this return trip to Kanto.
Buy it now: Amazon – $44.99
Best games for kids to play on Mother’s Day 2019 | Just Dance 2019
Of course, there’s nothing better than getting everyone up and active. Just Dance releases annual titles, and each one improves on the last. It’s no different with Just Dance 2019, which moves towards a subscription-based service if you want to have the latest tunes and toe-tappers filling the speakers while you boogie on down.
The best part is, you don’t have to be any good at the game to enjoy it. With a selection of songs charting several decades, there’s bound to be something for young and old alike. Whether you want to embarrass your children or be embarrassed by them in turn – Just Dance 2019 is a blast.
Buy it now: Amazon – $24.88
Best games for kids to play on Mother’s Day 2019 | Peggle 2
Some of the best games for kids on this list are frenetic and fast-paced. Sometimes you want something a little more chilled and laid-back. That’s where Peggle 2 comes in. It’s a benchmark for casual gaming that hasn’t been bettered since its 2012 release and sees players trying to hit 25 orange pegs per level as balls are fired and ricochet off several obstacles and other roadblocks.
Even when you fail, the endlessly-addictive feeling of “Just one more go” will inevitably crop up thanks to its calming soundtrack coupled with the soothing cacophony of color. It’s time to put your feet up and get stuck into one of the best, most enjoyable games ever. Period.
Best games for kids to play on Mother’s Day 2019 | Minecraft
Indulge your creative side. Minecraft is the ubiquitous build-‘em-up that challenges players to use their imagination and build whatever they see fit, from humble abodes to cloud-touching castles and everything else in-between.
If you’re someone who left Minecraft behind years ago, or are a new convert, you’ll be further surprised at just how much there is to see and do in Mojang’s world, both with friends and family.
Buy it now: Amazon – $23.91
Best games for kids to play on Mother’s Day 2019 | Flower
Finally, flowers for Mother’s Day. For a calming Sunday, there’s nothing quite like dipping into thatgamescompany’s PS4 re-release of the magically uplifting Flower.
Controlling petals and pollinating the landscape may not sound like the most exciting way to spend an afternoon, but it’s a godsend for those children who suffer from learning and other disabilities as this is one of the most accessible games on the market today.
It’s a joy to watch someone else play, too, with the sweeping, soaring score being matched only by the majesty of the fluttering flowers that litter the landscape.