This game is perfect for small kids its not too complicated and easy to use. The object of the game is to fill your log with all five colored acorns to feed the hungry squirrels in winter. Its easy and simple to use and tons of fun for the kids. The box is really sturdy and doubles as a game board. Each child gets a log piece which they must fill with the 5 acorns, you place all the acorns in the game box and they take turns spinning and finding out what their next move should be. You can pick one acorn or two, steal one from another player, skip your turn and loose all your acorns. It's a great tactical game for kids that helps to develop their motor skills.
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Educational Insights Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game
- Comprehensive design develops matching skills, strategic thinking and more
- Fun configuration offers practice for memory and attention skills
- Quick format can be played continuously in short time with easy setup
- Recommended for children ages 3 and up
Instructions: 1. Spin the spinner. Be careful! You might lose an acorn. 2. Be the first to fill up your log with acorns and you win the game.
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Matching Color Fun
My kids played with this game and I found it outstanding. This game has 5 different colors to the holes where the nuts go and the kids have to spin the wheel to get the squirrel nuts and match them with the holes they go with. My four year old is learning his colors and while he played this I would ask him what the color was that he had to get. He was able to match the color nut to the hole it belonged to and actually won 2 of the games. This game was not only fun, but it was educational as well for my 4 year old son. I am going to let his K4 teacher know about this game as well to see if it would be appropriate to use in her classroom to teach the kids their colors (5 of the colors at least). Loved watching them play this fun/educational game. Great thing is he doesn't really know he is learning, he just has fun while he is learning which is always a good thing. I am definitely going to recommend this product to my family members with small children not yet in school or learning their colors because this game is super helpful with it.
Amazing Game...To Cute!!
This Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game is the cutest and most unique game I have seen in a long. Can't say enough goods things about it...but I'll try. First, it comes in the most adorable box I have ever seen. It is a game of strategy for ages 3+ needing 2-4 players. It has also earned the Parent's Choice Silver Honor...which is very impressive. My Granddaughter and I had loads of fun playing this cute little game....she is six years old and absolutely loved it. This great game comes very highly recommended. Also, a thank you to Walmart.com for the excellent service.
Fun game while learning hand & eye coordination
This game is for 3yrs and up / toodlers. The game is set up with brightly colored acorns that are placed inside the game box top. The box top is decorated with a tree full of acorns as well as those that have already fallen to the ground. A cute brown squirrel is included for the child to use in picking up acorns. The squirrel is designed so that with a squeeze, it will open up ( like a clothes pin ) so the acorn (s) can be picked up easily. The acorn is then moved to the tree log. The tree log has the same colors as the acorns do. The log has a small hole so that the acorns can be kept in place until the game is won. With these features I have mentioned, a toodler will be learning to match the colors one to another ( from the ground to the tree log ) for safe keeping. It exercises the toodler's hand and eye coordination. Placing the acorn in the tree log also requires the same type motor skills. It is not easy at first but can be learned quickly. The player is not penalized if it takes several times to set the acorn in the tree hole. I think that the squirrel spinner would be the toughest part to understand. That again can be mastered quickly after a few games. To me, the actual spinning of the wheel is difficult. The toodler will have to learn to flick his / her finger to get a good spin of the arrow. This will take practice that I feel will not come easy to the toodler ( at first ). This game teaches that there are certain rules that must be followed whether, the toodler likes it or not. Taking turns will be experienced as well. Then of course, the toodler will learn that there will be one winner. Learning to be a good sport and just have fun is more important than winning. Hard to learn but is a reality. I would recommend this game to a friend. It is just down right cute and will be fun for everyone. I am sure that toodlers by this age have seen squirrels and how fast they can move. If one has oak trees the acorns are also there for playing with as well as watching the squirrel ( from afar ) pick one up and nibble on it. Sometimes the squirrel just runs away taking the acorn back to his hiding place. It is learning many skills while just having fun.
Cute game for three year old!
This game is a bunch of fun to play and educational too! The game is comprised of 20 acorns (4 sets of 5 different colors), squirrel “tongs”, a spinner, and four “tree trunks”. There is also an instruction booklet to assist with game play. The concept is pretty simple; use the spinner to obtain direction as to which color acorn you will place in your tree trunk and collect all five different colored acorns to win. Watch out though! If you spin a sneaky squirrel you might lose your acorns or your turn! The pieces of the game are well constructed and very durable although I do wish the manufacturer would have made the tree trunks out of plastic. Honestly, this is my only complaint about this game. My three year old was able to master use of the squirrel tongs without a problem- props to the designer who made them so kid friendly! Another item to mention is that It is pretty easy to amend the game to allot for time or ease (I have a one year old who wanted to play too but is still too little!) . My child loved playing the game and collecting the acorns. We easily spent an hour playing with this game and I was impressed such a simple game was able to hold her attention for as long as it did. I would definitely recommend this game to others and am happy we have it to add to family game night!
This is the second time I've purchased this item for another grandchild since they enjoyed the first one at their cousins. Great starter game for a child but make sure no one but the squirrel tries to eat the acorns. LOL It really helped the kids learn to wait their turn, their colors, and how to be a good sport.
Very well made toy!!
I received this toy and was very pleasantly surprised!! First of all, the box that the game comes in is very cute and VERY sturdy! I've purchased other games and found that the boxes can tend to be a little flimsy but not this one! I'm a pediatric occupational therapist so I played this with a couple of my pre school kids and they LOVED it! The concept is easy to grasp and understand, the games pieces are also very well made and easy to use. Fine motor coordination is such an important skill to have especially pre school children who are starting to write so I LOVED the "squirrel squeezer"!! It is a plastic squirrel fashioned into a pair of tweezers and requires the player to pick up their "acorn" and place on their game piece. What a great way to have children utilize and increase this skill and also have a BLAST doing it! I really like this game and plan to use it often!!
Fun game for the entire family
This is a great game for the entire family to spend quality time together. The instructions are simple for a toddler to follow – each person has a log with five color-coded holes. Spin the wheel, perform the action from the wheel – either get a specific acorn color, wild card for either one acorn or two acorns, steal an acorn from another player, or the bad wind blew all your acorns away. The objective is to fill up all five acorns, meaning you got an acorn of each of the five colors. There is very little strategy involved, and it is mostly just luck as to who wins the game. The box for the game is the pretend tree for the acorns. There is a pair of cute tweezers in the shape of a squirrel, and we pretend the squirrel is grabbing the acorns. This squirrel, for me, is the highlight of the game. We even pretend it is alive and asks the child which acorn to pick. It reinforces color recognition. It is a social game. My child has no interest spinning the wheel and getting the acorn by herself, but oftentimes, she would bring the game to me and ask me to play with her. I like having one more activity to do with her.
Great Addition to Game Night
My 4 year old really enjoyed playing this! My husband and I played it a few times with her also. Very cute game. The colors are vibrant from beginning to end. From the acorn playing pieces to the logs to place the acorns in and the box itself- everything was so detailed and beautiful. The concept of the game is not hard for young kids to grasp. The spinner is easy to operate and the pictures make it pretty clear for kids (like mine) who aren't necessarily readers to know what they are supposed to do. It helps reinforce matching (color) skills and strategy in general. My daughter quickly figured out to pull acorns different colors from the ones my husband and I had on our logs at the first opportunity she had. In the event that she could take an acorn from one of us, she would take a color that she didn't already have. Another thing that I liked about the game is that the box is actually the game board. It's always great to not have to keep up with a game board in addition to the game pieces. The only negative is the squirrel clamper that you use to pick up the acorns and place them in your log. It's not easy to use at all. We did better just picking up the acorns and putting them on the log! Essentially that's an important piece of the game. You are a squirrel gathering nuts and placing them in your log. My 4 year old didnt mind not using it so there was no love lost. This is a great addition to our game night from now on.
Great game but....
We borrowed this game from a friend and my son enjoyed it so much, we just went out to buy our own. As soon as we got home he was excited to play. I was very disappointed when we opened it and he looked at the logs and told me the place for the red acorn is actually orange! He is correct! This can be quite confusing for children just learning their colors.
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