The lovely people at Learning Resources sent us The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game to review.
It is brilliant!
It's not often I say that about a game, but it is.
For starters, we can all play it. Ben is now at an age (3 and a half) where he wants to join in with the games Megan plays. As Megan is 8, that isn't always possible as the games she plays can sometimes be more complicated than Ben can understand. Not this though, it says 3+ on the box and I would have to agree with that.
The idea of the game is simple, spin the spinner, follow the instructions on it and try and fill your log with correctly coloured acorns. The first one to fill their log wins.
There is a squirrel to 'pick' the acorns off the tree, which adds a fun twist to the game.
Another thing which really impressed me about this game is the quality of it. The base of the box is the tree and is made me sturdy cardboard, as are the logs and the spinner. The acorns and the squirrel are made of plastic and great for little hands.
The creator of the game is Riley Wilkinson, and this is what it says on the box about him:
When we opened the box, we couldn't wait to get everything out!
Ben very carefully put the acorns on the tree.
Megan was the first to win an acorn!
Ben was really good at matching the colours.
A log full of acorns!
Ben won the first game and was sooo pleased! Megan won the second and Daddy won the third!
As well as being great fun the game has the added benefits of, "helping preschoolers master matching skills, develop fine motor skills including pre-handwriting skills, social skills like taking turns and strategic thinking skills.
We would definitely recommend this game to families with young children and for birthday presents for 3 and 4 year olds.
To get your hands on one of these fantastic games pop over to the Facebook competition here.
The closing date for this competition is Tuesday 30th April 2013.
Or have a look at the Learning Resources website here for more information.