Congratulations to Wendy. Winner of the Elefun & Friends games.
Rain, rain, rain that describes our weather for the past week. I’m so glad that our kids have been too busy playing to complain. The two games that Hasbro’s Elefun & Friends and BlogSpark sent to our family have been a huge hit and provided hours of laughs and fun. Their timing was impeccable. What can be better on a rainy day to pull out a special game? Our kids love these active, noisy games and I enjoy watching and listening to the fun and craziness.
Hang out till the end of this post for an opportunity to win BOTH of these fun games from Elefun & Friends.
The kids couldn’t wait to play Giraffalaff Limbo. An active game of limbo with music and hysterical sound effects, it had us all laughing from the very beginning. This is not a limbo game for adults (unless you’re super flexible), our 5′ 8″ 13 year old decided to sit it out, but the other children ages 1-11 had a blast. The children spin to see how they will navigate under the bar, classic limbo, crab walk, crawl, bending frontwards, etc. Then start the music and the game begins. When a child knocks the bar off the music stops and the giraffe gives a hysterical laugh and the game ends in gales of giggles.
Our children played Giraffalaff Limbo with some of their friends, 13 children altogether including a 1 year old and two 3 year olds. The game kept the children completely entertained for nearly an hour.
We liked this game because all ages can “play” and feel included. The little ones would run or crawl under the bar while everyone clapped and cheered them on. The bigger children get competitive while the smaller ones have a bit of an advantage because of their size.
My one complaint about this game is that the legs snap into the base as a “one time assembly” which means that although you can take everything else apart and put it all back into the box, those legs are in the bases permanently, never to go back into the box. This makes the game a bit of a nuisance to store.
Scatterpillar Scramble is a fast paced racing game. Each child uses a pair of plastic tweezers to place and balance the marbles in the caterpillar’s hands. The first child to get a marble in each of the hands wins. All this while the caterpillar is swaying and moving and the music is playing, not as easy as it looks, trust me.
This game is simple enough that our 4 and 3 year olds are is able to play independently, although with the marbles, I do need to be sure that the baby isn’t around and that it all gets put away. I enjoy having a variety of quick, simply preschool games that I am able to play with the little ones in a spare moment or two and this game fits the bill.
Scatterpillar Scramble is another winner in our home, even Mark and I enjoy racing the children and each other. The children love that they are occasionally able to beat us (only when I’m having an off day of course).
Like the games? From now until October 31 you may download a printable coupon for $4 off any Elefun & Friends game. The coupon is valid until December 31.
Wouldn’t your children love to receive these games for Christmas? Elefun & Friends is generously giving one Raising Olives reader BOTH of these games (a retail value of $58).
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Hasbro’s Elefun & Friends and My BlogSpark sent these games to our family free of charge to enable me to write this review. All opinions expressed are my own and I am not otherwise reimbursed for any reviews here on Raising Olives.