- The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game from Educational Insights
- We recommend this product for ages 3 and up
What It Is
In The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game, winter is coming, and the squirrels are hungry. Players help forage for food by filling their logs with acorns that match a colored hole in the log. The first player to fill his log with the five different-colored acorns wins.
To start playing, place all the acorns inside the tree game board. The acorns have different-colored tops—red, purple, blue, yellow, and green—that match corresponding holes on the four log-shaped game pieces. Each player gets a log, and then players take turns spinning the spinner to see what their move will be. If the spinner lands on a color, use the Squirrel Squeezer to grab a matching acorn and place it in the matching hole on your log. If that hole is already full, skip your turn. If you land on the One Acorn spot, choose any acorn from the tree and add it to your log. The Two Acorns spot lets you choose any two acorns. The Sad Squirrel spot means you have to skip your turn. If you land on the Sneaky Squirrel spot, use the Squirrel Squeezer to steal any colored acorn you need from another player's log. If you land on the Squirrel Storm spot, you must put all your acorns back into the tree.
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game is designed to help preschoolers master matching skills and develop fine motor skills (including pre-handwriting skills), hand-eye coordination, social skills such as taking turns, and strategic thinking skills.
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game comes with a set of Squirrel Squeezers, 20 colored acorns, four logs, a game spinner, instructions, and a tree-shaped game board that also doubles as the game box. The game is for two to four players.
Is It Fun?
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game is a lot of fun to say and fun to play. The rules are easy to explain and understand so kids can have fun and not get frustrated. The different options on the spinner keep the game lively and constantly changing. And the game has really great illustrations and high-quality pieces.
Who It’s For
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game is for ages 3 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The colorful acorns may look like candy to children under 3, so if you have younger siblings at home, make sure to keep the acorns out of their reach.