So many of us have got a kid who struggles to sit still long enough to concentrate on maths, spelling or other key learning areas. Hand them a list of times tables or sight words to learn and you can practically see the eyes glaze over. Some kids just don’t want to learn that way.

Using the kids’ favourite board games to add a huge fun injection to everyday learning may just be the breakthrough they need. Board games are already an excellent learning tool (check out our list of seven key skills board games teach our kids), but we’ve rounded up some clever ideas for modifying the games they love to bring some play-based learning into their day. Have a browse through the slideshow to find out more (click the ‘+’ button if you’re browsing on your phone or tablet).

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15 Play Based Learning Activities Using Kids' Favourite Board Games