Educational Insights The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game Review – The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game from Educational Insights is an imaginative and fun board game aimed at children 3 and up. The premise of the game is simple – the squirrels are hungry and want to get themselves some tasty acorns for a snack! Designed for between 2 and 4 players, the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game teaches children their colors, as well as encouraging strategic thinking, fine motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination! Spin the game spinner and try to pick up the matching acorn – the first player to get 5 acorns wins the game!
- Ages 3 – 7
- 12.9 x 10.7 x 2.1 inches
- Tree-shaped board game
- 2 – 4 players
- Includes 20 colored acorns, 4 logs and a game spinner
Is the Educational Insights The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game Worth Buying?
While the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game is designed to be fun, the gameplay has all been put together with educational purposes in mind. This is reflected in rules of play, which are fairly simple. A player spins the game spinner which will instruct the player what color acorn they need to pick up. Using the acorn-grabber, the player then collects that colored acorn and places it in their log. The first person to fill up their log wins! However, players could also spin to pick an acorn of their choice, steal an acorn from another player or to lose one of their own acorns! This encourages strategic thinking for the players.
As a children’s educational game, the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game is absolutely fantastic. The acorn-grabber, which is, in essence, tweezers shaped like a squirrel, teaches fine motor skills that will eventually be used when learning to hold a pencil. Picking acorns involves color matching and the additional steal/pick/lose an acorn instructions make the child think strategically, which is very welcome. Children will have tremendous fun playing, and will be able to pick up the rules extremely quickly.
If there is any downside to the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game, it would be that it perhaps will not hold the interest of older children. While children up to 5 will certainly have great fun playing with the game, older children may grow bored of the lack of excitement. After they have mastered the tweezers and have full knowledge of their colors, there is not much to challenge their brains, and they may lose interest. However, for younger children, the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game is practically without fault.