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Orchard Toys Bug Hunters

Be the first to build your bug in this fun creepy crawly counting game.
Race to be the first to build your bug
Turn over leaves and count your bugs, in this fun bug-themed counting game
Includes double-sided fact file, and checklist to learn more about different bugs and insects

Bug Hunters also comes with a fact file to learn more about the big bugs being built, and a checklist showing all the bugs featured in the game, which can be hidden around the house to make a fun hide and seek game.
Designed for ages 3+, Bug Hunters offers the perfect balance between learning and fun, where players will develop counting and observational skills in this nature-themed game!
Contents:
24 leaf/bug cards
4 four-piece bug jigsaws
1 spinner
1 fact file/checklist board
1 instruction leaflet

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Price £9.50 Independent stores, Amazon, Orchard Toys website

Bizziebaby Silver Award Winner 2023 Puzzles, Pre-School Toys and Educational toys Categories

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Orchard Toys Bug Hunters Reviews

Product Tested By Elaine Cowie – Willow 4 Years

Elaine Awarded The Bug Hunters Game 5/5

The box is sturdy and compact, making it both easy to store and to take when travelling. The illustrations are colourful and appeal to younger children. The pieces are made from thick card, with a colourful, glossy surface and the illustrations are fun and cartoon-like. The concept is really good, creating a fun game which also encourages children to engage with nature and observe insects and invertebrates. The instructions are well explained, with both written and pictorial guides on how to play. I was able to easily explain to our 4 year old the rules of the game, and she quickly understood how to play. She understood that the number that the pointer stopped at was the number of leaves she could pick, and that whoever had the highest number of bugs won that round and got to add another piece to their bug puzzle. She is very competitive and got excited whenever she was first to complete her bug puzzle. She would tell us what the bug was, and tell us little things she knew about the individual bug. Willow really enjoyed identifying each of the bugs as she completed each puzzle, and she loved taking the bug checklist out into the garden and on days out to look for and tick off the bugs listed. She was able to spot differences in similar bugs thanks to the fun yet anatomically correct illustrations. This is a brilliant game for improving counting skills. Each aspect involves counting and number recognition, from spinning the pointer to counting the bugs on the leaves, and choosing the correct puzzle piece. As soon as we opened the game, it was the fact file and bug hunters checklist which immediately caught her attention, and before we could even play the game we had to go out into the garden to see which bugs we could spot. She enjoyed learning about the bugs which are featured in the puzzles and it also encouraged interest in the other bugs we spotted when out and about, asking me questions and doing drawings of what we’d seen. The board with the fact file and checklist is really sturdy and durable and we took it with us on trips to the beach and parks. Even though the game seems quite simplistic, it has really entertained her and she hasn’t yet got bored with it. Particularly at this time of year, when there are lots of insects and invertebrates around, she has enjoyed both the game and the bug hunt opportunities it encourages. Willow has played with this multiple times a week since receiving it and chose to play it rather than doing screen games and activities. She has played this with family and with her friends and it was enjoyable and engaging for everyone. While it is geared more towards young children, all ages got competitive when trying to get the most bugs and to complete their bug first. It is a relatively quick game to play so it keeps young children’s attention and they don’t get bored. She enjoyed both the game element and the bug hunting it encourages. She enjoyed taking more notice of the little creatures in her garden and told her nursery teachers about what she’d found. I liked that it is quick and easy to set up and play, and that the pieces are well made and should last a long time. The game is great for younger children. Willow is four and every aspect seemed well suited to her age group. As well as being fun to play, the game helps improve counting and observational skills. It encourages engagement with nature and gets children to take notice of the wildlife around them. It would be a great group activity for nurseries and early years learning as it is not only fun to play, it is a great introduction to observing nature. The pieces are well made and chunky enough for little hands to use easily. The illustrations are bright and colourful, and appeal to young children. The game should last a long time and our little one plays it repeatedly, so it is good value for money. Having seen how much Willow enjoys this game, I would certainly buy it as a gift for other children of a similar age as I know they would enjoy both the game and the additional opportunity to bug hunt in their gardens or on days out. I’ve already recommended this to friends and family members with similar aged children as it’s been so well received by our little one and some of their children have enjoyed playing it when they were at our house. Overall, this gives hours of fun. Whether trying to get the most bugs, building the puzzles or encouraging young children to get outdoors away from their screens, this is a fun yet educational product which is really well made. The game encourages children to observe and appreciate even the less pretty creatures that surround us and encourages a child’s natural curiosity. It’s a great aid to learning more about the wildlife we can find wherever we are. Elaine Cowie – Willow 4 Years

Product Tested By David East – Archie and Evie – 5 and 3 Years

David Awarded The Bug Hunters Game 4/5

Very appealing, the kids love bug and games so we’re very excited to open it! A bit overly complicated, the puzzles were fun and so we’re the leaves you could turn over but neither of them ever wanted to play by the rules to make the puzzles. Instructions clear. They did not find this easy to play as always got annoyed trying to wait to make a puzzle. Unfortunately my children did not find this game fun. This did help improve their observations skills and they enjoyed spotting and matching to the list too. This did improve their counting skills and any counting in a fun game is a win for me. They both love bugs and we all learnt some new facts. Not played as designed but they made up lots of their own games with the pieces! They played with this more than 5 times. I enjoyed playing with them as did their mum. Archie liked the puzzles and Evie turning over the leaves. We liked the fact they could be creative and make up games they enjoyed even though they didn’t like the rules. The age suitability for this game is ideal. I do agree this is a good educational game and would be ideal to have in nurseries and schools. All pieces are still intact despite lots of play. Many different ways this has been enjoyed so good value. I am going to look as some of the other Orchard toy games to get for upcoming birthdays. I would recommend as educational and fun. Not full marks as the rules didn’t work well for us. Fun game with puzzles and good to make up lots of other games once the puzzles are made. David East – Archie and Evie – 5 and 3 Years

Product Tested By Kiran Raker – Ari – 4 Years

Kiran Awarded The Bug Hunters Game 5/5

When it arrived looked very good and interesting. A unique concept. Instructions easy to understand. This is very straightforward to play. My son enjoyed being the first one to build his bug. He was able to notice which ones matched his chosen bug. HJ would use his bug pieces to count his overall score. He also liked learning about the different bugs. This did keep him entertained and he would choose to play with game when we wanted a game to play. This would be played a few times each week. It was played with mummy and daddy and he thoroughly enjoyed it. He loved getting the largest score and getting a big piece to add to his bug puzzle. I liked how it was educational and entertaining for my son. This game is ideally pitched for preschool children preparing to go into school with basic counting skills. Ideal educational toy as helps with turn taking, playing with others and counting skills. Great fun concept and ideal to practise and develop basic preschool skills. At £9.50 it is a reasonable priced Orchard game. I would buy this as it is a fun game and different to any others we have had. I would recommend for the same reasons. This is a great game concept to help with counting and basic game skills, it’s fun and enjoyable for all! Kiran Raker – Ari 4 Years

Having seen how much Willow enjoys this game, I would certainly buy it as a gift for other children of a similar age as I know they would enjoy both the game and the additional opportunity to bug hunt in their gardens or on days out. I’ve already recommended this to friends and family members with similar aged children as it’s been so well received by our little one and some of their children have enjoyed playing it when they were at our house. Overall, this gives hours of fun. Whether trying to get the most bugs, building the puzzles or encouraging young children to get outdoors away from their screens, this is a fun yet educational product which is really well made. The game encourages children to observe and appreciate even the less pretty creatures that surround us and encourages a child’s natural curiosity. It’s a great aid to learning more about the wildlife we can find wherever we are.

Awards

Elaine Awarded The Bug Hunters Game 5/5

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