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The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game™

The forest friends are hungry and need help! Children spin the spinner, squeeze the matching coloured acorns with the Squirrel Squeezers, and place it in their tree stumps to win the game. Develops colour matching, strategic thinking, hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. Includes a set of Squirrel Squeezers, 20 coloured acorns, game spinner and four stumps. For 2-4 players.
 
Suitable 3-7 Years

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£23.94 Available online www.learningresources.co.uk

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game™ Reviews

Product Tested by: Hannah Ashton – Samuel & Thomas 4 & 2 Years 6 Months

Product Tested By Hannah Ashton – Samuel & Thomas 4 & 2 Years 6 Months

Hannah Awarded The Learning Resources Sneaky Snacky Squirrel 4/5

Looked good, interesting box as it was an unusual shape.  When I opened the box, itdidn’t really look good value for money as there was not that much in there. Interesting box shape, the children likedit. It’s brightly coloured and does make you want to pick it up. The concept of the game is very easy to understand, my 2 year picked it up straight away. The game didn’t last that long but it did keep the children’s attention; so much that they always want to play it. They found it very easy to understand, even though they stopped using the squirrel picker very quickly. No initial concerns about the game, I do think it can be played by younger children, but not sure if it is suitable as it has small acorns. The children love the game, but the parents don’t, it is very repetitive and is always the same. As the game usually lasts about 10 minutes it does keep their attention, and they usually want to play it again, and can play it without a parent/adult. By the age of 5, the recommended age the children know their colours, so the matching of colours is a little irrelevant. It is quite a basic game for a 5 year old. This game is simple enough to play. My children will only play it about twice for approx. 20 minutes before they get bored. They used the squirrel picker to pinch each other with! The quality is good, but I think it is still quite expensive for a game. The tree stumps are only made of cardboard and will get damaged would have been better if they were made of plastic. I personally feel this is an expensive game for what it is. Overall a good product but too expensive.  It keeps the children’sconcentration for a while; the age it is aimed at is too high, probably more appropriate for 3-5 year olds.  Hannah Ashton – Samuel & Thomas 4 & 2 Years 6 Months

 

Product Tested By Genna Ridge – Lucy 4 Years

GennaAwarded The learning Resources Sneaky Snacky Squirrel 4/5

Looked a colourful bright game and board was in the shape of a tree. Lucy liked the colours and the acorns and the squirrel. The concept of the game is very easy to understand.  Lucy had no trouble working out how to play the game. It did keep her attention for a while but I found this game was very repetitive and could have offered more in the game to keep Lucy’sattention. It was played quite regularly.  No concerns about age suitability.  I do feel more suited to younger children, but age suitability is higher due to the small acorns which are part of the game. A nice game easy to understand.  It did help Lucy with her colours but that is about it. The game is simple enough to understand.  I actually thought the tree base could have been made of stronger material as was cardboard so would not last a long time. A well-made game but expensive for what it is. It is a good game and personally I feel more suited to younger children as did not stimulate Lucy enough. She did enjoy playing the game but would not hold her attention for long.  Nice concept, nice quality just not stimulating enough. Genna Ridge –Lucy 4 years

 

Product Tested By Emma Spires – George & Charlie 3 & 2 Years

EmmaAwarded The Learning Resources Sneaky Snacky Squirrel 3/5

It looks interesting and fun and easy enough for the children to cope with. It looks interesting and fun. In some ways Ilike the quirky shape of the box, but it won’t be useful for storing it as it’s the shape of a tree. I think the concept is easy enough to understand for both the adults and the children. My eldest son got the idea of the game very quickly and he doesn’t have much patience! I had no concerns over either of my children playing this.  Even my 2year old.  I’d say the age range is definitely for 3, 4, 5 years.  My nieces and nephews played this and were bored quite quickly and they’re 7. I don’t really think the concept is that imaginative, and once we’d played the game once, George wasn’t interested in having another go as he would be with other games. It’s not really much different to any other colour games.  Also I thought the squirrel to pick up the acorns was difficult to use and unnecessary.  The children stopped using it very quickly.  They didn’t think it was fun to use which I’m guessing was the thought behind it. It does help with developmentbut in a really limited way, and no different to anything else you would do with them. I would actually say this is very simple to understand and play. It is so easy that’s the reason they lose interest.  There isn’t really anything exciting to hold their interest. Quality is good. Personally I do not feel this is good value. There’s not a lot in the box and it doesn’t do any more than some other similar games that are much cheaper. I don’t feel this game is stimulating enough or exciting enough for my children. I think this game started out looking quite promising, but it was a bit of a let-down when it came to content.  It just wasn’t anything out of the ordinary and wasn’t exciting or engaging enough. Emma Spires – George & Charlie 3 & 2years

 

 Overall a good product.  It keeps the children’sconcentration for a while. 

Awards

Hannah Awarded The Learning Resources Sneaky Snacky Squirrel 4/5 

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game™ Stockist Information
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