So what is in the box?
First of all we have a playing board, bright, colourful and sturdy.
Then we have four sets of five fruits that need to be collected
That turn into a beautiful butterfly.
and instruction cards
We have four game pieces, lovely chunky easy to hold in the shape of a caterpillar
and of course a set of instructions.
I opened the box and familiarised myself with the pieces and instructions before I played it for the first time. I find with having two of them to teach a new game too as well as the two year old that likes to join in that that is an easier way.
So for the sake of photographs we set the game up on DD1's table. The twins will be five next month and started school back in October so they are at a good age for learning, listening to instructions and knowing about taking turns etc.We could not leave Spud out so her and I teamed up and I assisted her with the tasks she could not do.
I set up the board, always find the board that fold into four a bit more difficult for young children to manage to fold and unfold without causing damage. I understand why companies do it.Having shuffled the cards well we popped them in the middle of the board and then they all chose the colour caterpillar they wanted and we set out the board accordingly. Dinky went first.
The idea of the game is very simple, take the top card off the pack and look to see what is on it. All the cards have both the number and a picture on, and then move your caterpillar round the board accordingly.
|choose a card|
We chose matching butterflies, the twins choice, but you could just as easy place all the pieces in the middle and have multi coloured butterflies.
Minky does not always have a great attention span but he is competitive. We played three games, each game lasting less than ten minutes, and won one game each. Though have to say we did fix it for Minky to win the last game as he went to the toilet whilst needing one more piece to win so we fixed it by placing the "move forward to any fruit" card at the top for him to pick up. We did get a few moans when they had to miss a turn.
All in all we loved the game. It is bright, colourful, easy to play and adaptable for a bigger age range. Ties in nicely with a book they all love and appeals for its simplicity and educational value.
The game is available from Debenhams and ELC. RRP is £14.95
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