First Games

First Games

These games are a great way to introduce gameplay, turn-taking and other early learning skills to children as young as 18 months with chunky, wipe-clean pieces, ideal for little hands.

First Games - Age 18 Months+

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My First Snakes & Ladders GameMy First Snakes & Ladders Game
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Develops Hand Eye Coordination
  • Develops Number and Counting Skills
My First Snakes & Ladders is the perfect introduction to board games for younger players. To help younger players new to gameplay, each player selects a chunky character playing piece and matching character token, to remind them of their character while playing. Based on the traditional gameplay players take it in turns to roll the dice and move around the board. Land on a ladder and you will fast-track closer to the finish, but land on a snake and you will slide down back towards the start! The winner is the first player to get to the finish.Featuring chunky and durable playing pieces, ideal for little hands, whilst the spaces are large and visible for children of all abilities. Designed for ages 3-6, My First Snakes & Ladders offers the perfect balance between learning and fun and helps to develop counting and gameplay skills. Contents:1 jigged playing board4 character playing pieces4 character discs1 dice1 instruction leaflet
£12.00
Farmyard Families GameFarmyard Families Game
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Develops Hand Eye Coordination
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
A very first matching and posting game. Match the friendly farm animals to their babies and post them into the 3D barn. With four different ways to play, this game can progress with your child as they further their development. Featuring 30 chunky wipe-clean cards, perfect for little hands! If players successfully match the cards, they are encouraged to make the noise of the animal on the card, before posting their pair into the 3D barn! In this fun, farm-themed game, players will develop matching, memory and fine motor skills. Designed for ages 2+, Farmyard Families offers an early introduction to fun-based learning. Contents:1 3D barn10 blue backed parent cards10 red backed parent cards10 yellow backed baby cards1 instruction leaflet
£9.75
Dress Up Nelly GameDress Up Nelly Game
  • Encourages Colour Recognition
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Develops Hand Eye Coordination
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills

Dress Up Nelly in matching outfits in this fun, first colour matching game, perfect for younger players. Use the friendly elephants to learn about colours as you dress them in their different outfits! Dress Up Nelly can be played as a fun and simple activity to introduce children to colours, by placing all the cards face up and matching or mis-matching their head, body and legs. Dress Up Nelly can also be played as a game. Players take two elephant head cards and in-turn try to match the same-coloured clothing to one of their elephants. Players continue taking turns to pick up cards until they have completed both of their elephants with matching head, body and leg cards. The winner is the first person to dress both of their Nellys! Want to keep playing? Try the longer game by matching all of Nellys outfits!

£9.50
Jumble Jungle Game | A first matching gameJumble Jungle Game | A first matching game
  • Develops Hand Eye Coordination
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills

Collect the most pairs of friendly jungle animals in this wild first matching game – but watch out for the Cheeky Cheetahs!With 40 cards to choose from, players take turns to try to find a matching pair. If they turn over a Cheeky Cheetah card they can pinch a pair from another player! The colourful characters and simple gameplay make Jumble Jungle the perfect introduction to turn-taking, sharing and matching. The chunky, wipe-clean cards mean that they’ll withstand the wear and tear of little hands so that children can play time and time again!Once the game is complete children can be encouraged to talk about the different animals, parents could as ‘what noise does a elephant make?’ or ‘how many legs does a snake have?’.Contents:40 cards1 instruction leaflet

£9.50
Old Macdonald Lotto GameOld Macdonald Lotto Game
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills
Old MacDonald Lotto is an early learning matching game, perfect for young players. Be the first player to match all your cards to your playing board, followed by the farmer, to win the game!The sturdy lotto cards feature animals and objects you might find on the farm such as animals or tractors. You can use these to teach children about the farm environment and get them to spot the animals and objects when you next take a trip!Contents:4 farm playing boards24 farm cards4 farmer cards1 instruction leaflet
£12.00
Farmyard Heads and Tails GameFarmyard Heads and Tails Game
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Develops Hand Eye Coordination
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills
  • Bestseller!
This colourful, farmyard-themed game can be played both as a single player pairing activity or a memory game. Young players can start by turning all the farm cards picture side up and trying to match the head and tail parts. This deceptively simple matching activity can be altered for more advanced play by turning the cards picture side down and playing as a matching and memory game. Children can also develop their maths skills by counting their pairs at the end of the game.Featuring twelve friendly farm characters and objects to match, Farmyard Heads & Tails encourages observational and memory skills whilst introducing very young children to the concept of turn-taking! Young children will love the bold and colourful illustrations, and the large, chunky cards are ideal for little hands.In late 2016, Farmyard Heads and Tails won a Bronze award in the prestigious Mother & Baby awards in the 'Best Toddler Toy Under 24 Months' category.Take the farmyard animals with you with our Farmyard Colouring & Sticker Activity Book.Contents:24 chunky cards (12 pairs)1 instruction leaflet
£9.50
Post Box Game | Ages 2+ - Orchard ToysPost Box Game | Ages 2+ - Orchard Toys
  • Encourages Colour Recognition
  • Develops Hand Eye Coordination
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills
  • 2 Ways to Play
Match letters to the coloured post boxes in this single player activity or multi-player game. In the simple version of the game, players take it in turns to match and post letters into the correctly coloured post box - a great way to introduce turn taking to young players. In the more advanced game, players pick a post box and must be the first to post all the letters which match this colour to win the game!Children will love posting the letters into the coloured post boxes, whilst grown-ups will appreciate the humorous letters, such as 'Debbie Duck, 16 Puddle Lane, Poole, LA53 2PA'. Once children progress they can also begin to read the addresses on the letters.Contents:4 post boxes with supports16 letter cards1 instruction leaflet
£12.00
First Sounds Lotto GameFirst Sounds Lotto Game
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Promotes Imaginative Play
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • 2 Ways to Play

A fun-filled sound game where players listen to the sounds on the Orchard Toys app or make noises themselves and match them to pictures on their playing boards! Children will have fun as they buzz like a bee, moo like a cow or hiss like a snake! First Sounds Lotto also includes a 6 piece jigsaw puzzle for added play value that can be used to encourage conversation from young children as they try to spot the sounds featured in the game.Contents:4 game boards24 sound cards1 six-piece puzzle1 instruction leaflet

£9.50
Smelly Wellies GameSmelly Wellies Game
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills
  • Bestseller!
A fun and simple matching game for children aged 2-6. Turn over welly cards to find matching pairs of wellies for your monsters. The first player to fill their board wins!There are two ways to play this colourful game, for both younger and more advanced players. This means children of all ages can play and enjoy the game together, either as a simple pairs matching or more complex memory game. The patterned welly cards can also be used to encourage children to identify the objects they can see on them.Featuring an array of colourful character illustrations, the quirky monsters are bound to get children giggling! Why not ask your child to pick their favourite monster?Contents:4 jigged monster boards24 patterned welly cards1 instruction leaflet
£9.50
Jungle Heads & Tails GameJungle Heads & Tails Game
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Develops Hand Eye Coordination
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills
A jungle version of our bestselling Farmyard Heads & Tails. Match the friendly animal heads and tails in this fun first activity for very young children. As children grow in confidence and ability, use the cards in a simple game of pairs to develop first gameplay skills such as memory and turn taking.Children will love observing and talking about the colourful jungle animals they can see on the cards, from a cheeky monkey to a bright pink flamingo! The game also includes a fun elephant play piece which will get little ones giggling!Suitable for children as young as 18 months, Jungle Heads & Tails is the perfect first game - offering the ideal balance of engaging gameplay, learning and fun!To continue the fun of learning with animals, take a look at our Animals Colouring Book which is perfect for entertaining your little ones on the move.Contents:24 chunky cards1 instruction leaflet
£9.50
Red Dog, Blue Dog GameRed Dog, Blue Dog Game
  • Encourages Colour Recognition
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills
This first colour matching lotto game features fun and friendly illustrations of everyday characters and objects which children will recognise, from teddy bears to cars to bunnies. Played as a simple lotto game with each player having their own board, players are encouraged to match the bold coloured cards to the pictures on their board by both item and colour.The game features a variety of colours for children to learn and match, including red, blue, purple, green, orange and yellow. When playing with younger and older children, encourage older children to read the words of the colours aloud as well as matching the cards by colour and shape for an extra challenge.Contents:4 lotto boards24 picture cards1 instruction leaflet
£12.00
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