When I say fun, I mean we play games, we have dance-offs, and we laugh a LOT. My family of five, is always looking to try new games whether that be on the Wii, Nintendo DS, or a good ole’ fashion board game.
When I was introduced to the latest additions to the Elefun & Friends collection from Hasbro, I flipped! Right away, I knew my kids, ages 7, 5, and 2 would have a GIRAFFALAFF LIMBO blast being silly on game night.
About the Games
The crazy new game of “how low can you go?” Spin the dial to try one of the 6 limbo styles: classic limbo, crab walk, crawl, giraffe walk, bend forward or backward. The game´s built-in sound will play an encouraging song as preschoolers try not to bump into Giraffalaff. If he´s knocked over, he´ll roll on the floor in laughter. The player that passes under Giraffalaff at the lowest level wins.
Kids will do their best to balance marbles in the hands of one very wiggly caterpillar. Kids will have fun dancing along to the music with Scatterpillar in this fast-paced marble game. The first player to securely place all 8 marbles in Scatterpillar´s hands wins. SCATTERPILLAR SCRAMBLE was named the 2009 Preschool Game of the Year by Creative Child Magazine.
Since I was a young girl, Hungry Hungry Hippo has been a favorite game of mine. There’s something about gobbling up those marbles that makes my little heart race! Thanks to My Blog Spark, we had the chance to try out Scatterpillar Scramble and Giraffalaff Limbo!
Right away we had a blast with Giraffalaff Limbo. It reminds me a lot of Chicken Limbo, which we also own. Of course, if you have competitive children, like I do, get ready for fits of frustration when the knock the Giraffalaff. What we really liked about this game, as opposed to Chicken Limbo is the fact that the game makers have taken this to a WHOLE other level. Instead of simply “limbo-ing” underneath you have 6 different “styles” to choose from. Our favorite is the crab walk. I mean, you can’t help but laugh when you’re trying to walk like a crab! This game definitely brought out the laughter and silliness in us, even my toddler. I love games that everyone can play even the youngest in the group.
Scatterpillar Scramble topped the night off. I told you those little marbles gets my heart racing! Well, it did the same with my daughter as her anxious voice wondered if she could balance as well as her brother.
This game took longer than Giraffalaff Limbo, however, it was good to “slow down” after all that crab walking. This is wonderful to develop hand-eye coordination while having fun. As a Momma tip, use the inside arms of the caterpillar for younger children. My daughter had a hard time with the outside arms. Definitely one to pull out at game night, according to my 7-year-old-son.
Although, we had a blast playing these games as a family, I have a few Momma Improvements to point out.
Choking Hazard– I’m all about having fun, but small marbles, in Scatterpillar Scramble, pose a choking hazard for young children. For my family, it’s not a problem because my children are not allowed to take games out of the game closet without first asking me. I always make a point to play along with them, however, my fear is my toddler could grab up a marble and mistake it as candy. Keep a watchful eye if you have younger children and small pets.
Pace of the Game– Scatterpillar Scramble is a fairly fast paced game. Now, for my 7 year old that’s what makes it fun, but my 5-year-old had a harder time keeping up which led to lots of frustration. Made for a good discussion about what good sportsmanship is and how patience is always key for games such as this. Practice makes perfect.
All in all, we loved getting our silly side out for the night and would definitely recommend these games, especially since Christmas is RIGHT around the corner.
But the fun doesn´t stop with the games! My Blog Spark, informed me that kids can also experience the fantasy world of Elefun & Friends online by visiting www.elefunandfriends.com and entering the special code that can be found inside each Elefun & Friends game box. Once the code is entered, kids can access The Tangled Tale, an Elefun & Friends animated short. This entertaining tale features Elefun on an adventure to untangle a kite string, which ultimately leads him to the true meaning of friendship. The Elefun & Friends online experience also lets kids play games and sing along to songs like “Friends´ til the End” and “Follow that String” that help remind children of the importance of fun and play!
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