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The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game!

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game!

Spring 2011 Games
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Educational Insights
Price: $19.99

This game is so fun to look at and so well made that our testers were excited to play with it even before we started. Each player begins with an empty "log" that has space for five different colored acorns. Players spin to try to pick up each of the colored acorns they need to fill their log. The first player to do so wins. But along the way, the luck (or bad luck) of their spin may twist their fate with a wind-storm that blows all of their acorns away or having another player steal a needed color.

With so many variables that affect the outcome of the game, it offers well-balanced play for kids of all skill levels and age. Wrapped up in the fun of gameplay, children learn to match colors, think strategically when choosing them and, through the use of squirrel-shaped acorn pick-up tool, they work on their fine-motor skills. Our youngest tester, a 2 1/2 -year old with a short attention span for games, has returned to this over and over again to play with alone and with the family. That's an award-worthy endorsement!

Jessica Hensley   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Jessica Hensley is a web designer, yoga and fitness enthusiast and proud mother of two very active young boys. She has been working with family and educational websites for over 12 years.

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