The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel game wins awards because it’s a genius preschool game kids love to play. Now this educational game has inspired a new lift-the-flap board book with the same title, The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel.
Both the game and the book strengthen counting and color recognition for preschoolers.
Award-Winning Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
In the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel game, kids first spin the spinner.
Then it’s time to squeeze the squirrel (fine motor skill practice), pick up the acorns in the tree, and gently place the acorns into their logs. (Depending on what they spun on the spinner.)
As they fill up their logs, kids are helping the squirrel prepare for winter. The first person to fill up the log is the winner.
I can’t tell you how beneficial this game is for kindergarten readiness. First, this game helps kids practice counting. Second, they’re reinforcing colors. And third, they’re developing and strengthening the muscles in their hands for writing which is important for writing.
Games such as this one also help children master taking turns and being a good sport, important emotional intelligence skills for life.
Best of all, kids won’t realize all the educational benefits because this game is so much fun.
New Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Board Book
Just like the game, The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel interactive board book shows the Squirrel is looking for his hidden acorns. Only this time, he needs your help to find the acorn he hid.
Can you help?
Read the story and lift the flaps.
Like the game, you’ll practice counting and color recognition.
I particularly like that the text is just right — not too much — and that the background colors match the color the squirrel is looking for, an important visual clue for young learners.
If you have a preschooler, I highly recommend both the game and board book. Give them as a gift for the holidays or anytime!