Educational Insights The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game
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- Your forest pals are hungry and need your help! Help them find their acorns in this fun and addictive preschool game.
- Spin the spinner and pick up the matching acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, placing it in your log. The first to collect 5 acorns wins!
- Multi-award-winning, cute and colorful board game designed to teach young children about colors. Easy to understand and play-no reading required.
- Reinforces color learning and helps develop matching skills, strategic thinking, turn-taking, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills.
- Includes colorful tree-shaped game board, Squirrel Squeezer, 20 colored acorns, 1 game spinner, 4 logs, and instruction guide.
- Squirrel themed game
- Game board doubles as packaging
- Develops matching, sorting, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and pre-handwriting skills
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
From the Manufacturer
From the Manufacturer
The Big Idea: The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
Your forest friends are hungry and they need your help! This award-winning preschool game develops matching and sorting skills, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and pre-handwriting skills
Shhh. ..They're Learning!
● Reinforces color learning
● Develops strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and pre-handwriting skills
● Encourages social skills and turn-taking
● Helps develop memory and attention skills
How to Play
1. Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, and place it into your log.
2. Be the first to fill your log with delicious acorns and you win!
3. You could also spin 'pick an acorn', 'steal an acorn', or 'lose an acorn', so be strategic little squirrel.
For 2-4 players
The nitty-gritty: Key Features
● Tree-shaped game board doubles as packaging
● 1 Squirrel Squeezer
● 20 Colored acorns
● 1 Game spinner
● 4 Logs
Top Customer Reviews
To play the game all you do is give each player a log piece which they have to fill with five acorns, dump all the acorns in the game box and then each player takes turn spinning the spinner to see what their move should be. The spots on the spinner are relatively simple: Pick an acorn of a specific color, Pick any 1 acorn, Pick any 2 acorns, Steal an acorn from another player, Skip your turn, and Loose all your acorns. You use adorable squirrel plastic tweezers, which are very simple and perfect for little hands.
Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel is a game perfect for preschoolers to develop matching skills, develop fine motor skills, social skills of taking turns and strategic thinking skills. Kids are not only learning their colors, but learning decision making as they pick which acorn they need and learn good sportsmanship when their turn is skipped. It really is a cute game perfect for both boys and girls. My boys love the squirrel tweezers the best!
The game play of The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game! follows the same principle of play as Hi-Ho-Cherry-O, but adds some additional educational components, which makes it a great choice for young children.
The object of the game is simple: collect different-colored acorns from the tree to fill up your tree stump. Once you have collected all five colors, you win. A spinner dictates which color acorn you get to collect. But watch out -- if you get the storm cloud all your acorns get blown back onto the tree. And if you get the sad squirrel, you lose a turn. Also beware of the thieving squirrel that allows other players to steal one of your acorns from your tree stump. If you get lucky, your spinner will land on a color, a "1", or a "2", which are the fields needed to pick acorns. The recommended age range is 3 years and up, but I played this with language-delayed third-graders and they still liked it.
Not only does this game work on counting and color-matching skills, but there are other educational aspects. The thing that really differentiates this game from Hi-Ho Cherry-O is the fine motor component: on their turn, players use the plastic squirrel tongs to pick up the acorns. This really allows them to work on their hand strength and fine motor control while playing!
I find that the pieces in this game don't get lost as easily as the cherries in Hi-Ho Cherry-O as they are a little bigger and can be easily counted during clean-up (there should be four of each color) to make sure they're all still there. The game components are also higher quality and the acorns have a rubber-y texture to them.Read more ›
On your turn, you spin the spinner, pick up an acorn of the matching color using the "squirrel tweezers", and then place the acorn in the matching colored hole in your cardboard stump. You turn then ends and the next player spins. If you already have blue acorn and the spinner lands on blue, you pass. The other potential results on the spinner are: lose all your acorns, steal an acorn from someone else, lose your turn, pick 1 acorn of any color, and pick 2 acorns of any color. When someone gets all 5 colors of acorns in their stump, they win.
I'll give 3-stars because the components are nice/cute and my 3&1/2 year old seems to enjoy using the squirrel tweezers. Then again, she would probably enjoy me scattering the 20 acorns around the room and her picking them up with the tweezers and putting them back in the box just as much. Sad to say, this would be a 2-star game without the tweezers to play with, even though they don't have any function other than to slow-down the process of picking up an acorn. There just isn't much of an actual game here. The only decision of any note that gets made in the entire game is who to steal an acorn from on the infrequent occasion that the spinner allows that action. Other than that, you might as well save your money and just play another round of Candyland instead.
If you want a much better matching/learning game for young kids, we started playing ZINGO at about age 3, and Zingo is actually fun for adults as well (unlike this).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This game is pretty cute. It's a little elementary, but my 5 year old likes to play it. It teaches her to take turns and to be a good sport.Published 2 days ago by Samantha Prochaska
My husband and I actually enjoy playing this game with our 4yo and 2yo. It teaches numbers, colors, following rules, and hand/eye coordination! Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this for my 3 year old a while back and she loves it! We play family game night once a week and this game is always on the roster to play with. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Terrells
My 3 year old daughter loves this game. We play it all the time. The little pieces are dangerous for my toddler twins, but it's a fun game to play once they have gone to bed. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Lindsay Jane
Three year old daughter LOVES this game and plays it over and over. A great combination of building motor skills, colors, counting, and social skills.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
My four year old was recently given this wonderful game and it's proven to be fun, sweet, simple and yet very engaging for both him and my 9-year old son. Read morePublished 9 days ago by sunny swimmer
This game is great. Both my 3 & 5 year old love it and they can play together. When I do sit down and play with them, I'm not worried the game is going to go one forever, either.Published 10 days ago by Krista