Thursday, 11 October 2018

Let's Feed The Very Hungry Caterpillar game review and a giveaway.

I do not think there can be anybody who does not know the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and how can you not love the illustrations and the story behind them? So when I spotted an opportunity to review a new game I jumped at the chance as I know all the younger grandchildren love the book.

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.



Movement cards



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

concentrating hard

and then move the correct number.

This game is ideal with younger children to teach them number recognition, counting, taking turns, winning and losing and all in a fun way. We played by the rules, the best one being that you do not need the exact number to land on a fruit, you stop when you land so in theory everybody has only to go round the board once. I think with an older group of children I would be tempted to add to the fun and only let them collect a piece if they got the exact number. 
 Spud at two years old did well and recognised her numbers right first time every time. Can not yet convert that number to exact counting of spaces but I would not expect her too. Games are all about learning and this for her will help with her counting. Our piece did end up going backwards and jumping spaces but that really did not matter to me.


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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58 comments:

  1. family all round for Christmas a fabtastic day for all to get together

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  2. l hope l'll be invited again to my son's (l'll be able to watch my grandsons' faces as they open their presents)

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  3. I'll be taking my children over to my parents for the day! Me and mam will cook the turkey roast dinner, while dad entertain the kids!

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  4. this year is my son's first christmas so it will be really special for me! I think we will have christmas morning at home, then go around my parents house where my mum will cook a lovely roast dinner

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  5. I don't know yet. I will be with my family but don't know exactly what I'm doing.

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  6. we will have my dad over and get merry lol x

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  7. I'm GOING to my brothers - I'll be wines dined and spoilt

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  8. Locking the door and enjoying Xmas with my kids

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  9. We are going to my parents house for Christmas dinner.

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  10. This year we will be spending christmas staying with my nan. Its also my youngest son's first christmas.

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  11. Hopefully we will have Christmas at home but I am due a baby at Christmas so things might not go to plan this year

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  12. visiting family

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    1. this does not qualify, 8 words or more please

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  13. We will be at home, having a Christmas dinner and a relaxing day so the kids can enjoy their presents x

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  14. We usually have a family get-together round my Dad's with my sister's family as well.

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  15. Dean T (ribbons1978)11 October 2018 at 23:55

    Family dinner with turkey and trimmings cooked by my sis and her hubby

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  16. we will be having all our kids back and grand kids too for a big xmas dinner and then a few drinkies at night

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  17. I haven't got anything planned as yet but seeing santa some where local is definitely on the cards!

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  18. looking forward to visiting family and eating way too much food!!

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  19. My husband and I have just separated so I'm not sure - I'll be at my parents possibly without the kids this year!

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  20. we are going on our annual holiday, we have been away for the past 4 Christmas and new years.

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  21. This Christmas we will all be getting together to enjoy a great family time with lots of traditional fun, food and hopefully some relaxation too.

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  22. ive been buying small gift since the beginning of the year

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  23. Family dinner as usual, this time there will be a few more additions than normal due to expanding families!

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  24. I'm not a Grinch, but I try not to think too much about Christmas until at least December. It's too all consuming otherwise.

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  25. Hopefully it'll just be a quiet one this year, with my partner and our son at home. Big family gatherings are nice, but sometimes I appreciate a relaxing, low-key affair!

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  26. Spending it with the in-laws drinking baileys & helping with xmas meal

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  27. We haven't decided yet, we might go to family this year so we don't spend all day cooking.

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  28. We will be having christmas dinner with my sons and mother-in-law.

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  29. We normally have it at my mum and dad's house but their house is quite small and we have 2 new additions to the family so it might be Christmas at ours this year!

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  30. We've decided to stay home, just me and the kids, then visit all the family, including my eldest and his new baby! xx

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  31. We are visiting my son in the morning and chilling out in the afternoon after a large lunch

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  32. This Christmas will be a quiet family one at home. We try to keep it fairly low key.

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  33. We are having a quiet Christmas, with lots of food and telly!

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  34. Yes, it is getting near but I push it out of my thoughts as I find Christmas lovely but stressful. No plans just yet...

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  35. we are opening presents at home but have booked for us and other family members to go to a local resturant for Christmas dinner

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  36. Me, my partner and our newborn son will be spending our first Christmas together as a family x

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  37. We have family coming or are going to visit every day Christmas week!

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  38. We'll be going to my parents and I'll be cooking Christmas dinner there

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  39. We are all going to my sister's house for Christmas lunch

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  40. It will be my sons 2nd christmas so looking forward to spending time with him

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  41. My marriage ended this year so i am a little nervous, but we will get an invite im sure....Many thanks

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  42. We always do christmas at ours, my eldest likes to stay home with his presents & it'll just be easier with an 18 month old and another on the way!

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  43. we will be having our family round to celebrate at chrimbo

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  44. No idea this year. Hoping for a fun one though!

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  45. Margaret Clarkson
    Spening Christmas with my immediate family. I do the cooking.

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  46. having family time its my first year that i'm not working so will be making the most of it

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  47. Christmas this year is spent as always at home as we like it with our 4 boys, my sister and her husband. This year we shall be joined by my new niece/nephew who is due beginning of December, I cant wait! My husband does the cooking, I wash up.

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  48. Enjoying spending time with my family and friends. Lots of long walks followed by watching some good films.

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  49. We will be spending Christmas just the 3 of us, its the first year we haven't been with family so we are looking forward to making our own traditions.

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  50. We are going out for Christmas lunch. It will be so strange not having to cook and do the washing up. hehehe

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  51. Christmas dinner, presents, party games, family film and bed.

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  52. I work in the NHS and this is my first Christmas off in many years so I will be spending it with family!

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  53. I love having all my family around for Christmas Dinner and of course playing games like this one with my grandchildren during the afternoon.

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  54. Getting together with my sister and her family and my parents.

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  55. We will be having a day at home with our kids

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