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!
- 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 1 Squirrel Squeezer, 20 colored acorns, 1 game spinner, 4 logs, and game board
- Easy set up and clean up; box doubles as storage.
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The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
Sneak in the fun of learning colors with the award-winning Sneaky, Snacky, Squirrel Game by Educational Insights. Your forest friends are hungry and they need your help! Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, and place it into your log. Be the first to fill your log with delicious acorns and you win! You could also spin 'pick an acorn,' 'steal an acorn;' or 'lose an acorn,' so be strategic, little squirrel.
- Reinforces color learning.
- Develops strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and pre-handwriting skills.
- Encourages social skills and turn-taking.
- Practices memory and attention skills.
Key Features: Nitty-Gritty
- Sneaky Squirrel Squeezer.
- 20 Colored acorns.
- 4 Logs.
- Game board.
How to Play
1. Spin the spinner.
2. Squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, and place it into your log.
3. Be the first to fill your log with delicious acorns and you win.
4. You could also spin 'pick an acorn,' 'steal an acorn;' or 'lose an acorn,' so be strategic, little squirrel.
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|Key Development||Color Matching||Numbers and Counting||Letters and the Alphabet||Indentifying Shapes||Identifying Patterns|
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|Fine Motor Skills||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Strategic Thinking Skills||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
Your forest friends from the award-winning Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game are hungry and they need your help. This preschool game develops matching and sorting skills, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and pre-handwriting skills. Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezers, and place it into your log. Be the first to fill your log with delicious acorns, and you win! You could also spin pick an acorn, steal an acorn, or lose an acorn, so be strategic, little squirrel. Includes one set of Squirrel Squeezers, 20 colored acorns, four logs, one game spinner, and game board (doubles as packaging). For 2 to 4 players, ages 3 and up.
From the Manufacturer
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. Includes 1 set of Squirrel Squeezers, 20 colored acorns, 4 logs, 1 game spinner and game board (doubles as game box!). For 2 to 4 players. Ages 3+ How to Play 1. Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezers 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.
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|Item Dimensions||11.75 x 2.25 x 14.62 in||10.5 x 10.5 x 2.2 in||9 x 13 x 2 in||7.25 x 7.25 x 8 in||10.5 x 10.5 x 3 in||7 x 8.8 x 1.7 in|
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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.
This would make a great game for preschool SLPs as well as Occupational Therapists! Or of course for any household with young children. I uploaded a couple of customer pictures, please take a look!
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!
I ordered the Count Your Chickens cooperative game at the same time as this, and we've also played that one. It wasn't nearly as fun. We'll try it again, but it didn't "click" the way that Sneaky Snacky Squirrel did, and was rather anticlimactic. Sneaky Snacky Squirrel is the epitome of a beginner board game, and I'm so thrilled to have a new family activity in which my 2 year old is an equal and independent player.