Little ones will learn their colors while playing a fun game. Choose a color snail that you think will come in first and one that will come in last. Roll the wooden die and move the snails that match the colors rolled on the dice. If two of the same colors are rolled, then your snail would move two spaces. Onceall of the snails have reached their color circle at the end of the board, the game is over. Just remember to keep track of which snails were first and which finished last. The players who chose the right snails win.
So many children's games require an adult to help out or set things up. Not this one. The Snail's Pace Race is a simple game that proceeds at a child's pace. Everything is based on colors, including the dice, without a printed word in sight. Players roll the dice to see which two of the colorful wooden snails they'll move forward one space on the board. No matter how many children play, all six snails enter the race. The goal is to guess which snail will be the first--or the last--to cross the finish line. --Lynne Sampson