Thanks to MomCentral, I had the opportunity to review two Cranium Bloom games for ages 3 and up: Let’s Play Count & Cook Game and Let’s Go to the Zoo Seek & Find Puzzle.
My kids are younger than these games are geared towards, but I think that Cranium makes such wonderfully educational toys and wanted to let you know about these great products.
First up we have “Let’s Play Count & Cook Game.” The object of the game is to collect all the ingredients in the recipe. You use a simple board, a dice and a cook– that is your game piece. In this game everyone works together and therefore it creates a game that is very non-competitive. Seeing as this game is geared towards the preschool set, I love that. Having preschooler start a throw down over a game is not my idea of fun!
In this game, the players count their way around the board as they gather food for the recipes in your cookbook. Add your secret ingredients — then pull the tab for something funny to do! It is a great way to introduce young children to the concept of recipes and cooking. (My idea of putting the fun in cooking at a young age sounds wonderful!) Great for counting skills, working together, pretend play, matching items and working on the ever elusive taking turns concept.
The game is set for children age 3 and up. It is geared mainly for preschoolers.
The other game is “Let’s Go to the Zoo Seek & Find Puzzle.” This game works on skills such as Spatial thinking, Counting, Color and letter matching, Fine motor skills and Working together.
Peacocks and polar bears, lemurs and lions. Share in the magic of a day at the zoo with this activity-packed puzzle set.
Piece together the picture. Find the flamingo. Circle something yellow, then hop, hop, hop like a kangaroo.
With sturdy, kid-sized pieces, an erasable pen, and fun activity cards, you’re all set for a new adventure every time you play.
What’s in the box?
Let’s Go to the Zoo Seek & Find Puzzle includes 24 puzzle pieces, 30 cards, and erasable pen.
These are great games for the preschool set. Are you interested in having one? Just leave me a comment and you can win one. Be sure to let me know which game you are interested in receiving and I will contact the winners. There will be one winner per game. Cranium is well known for their educational toys, so this is a great deal.
Disclaimer for the powers that be: I did not receive any compensation for this review and am giving the products away.
Oooooh! We love cranium games here, and these both sound like so much fun. Let’s go to the Zoo sounds like it would be great for my youngest and his younger cousins when they come to play!
I have three young children (6, 3 and 2). We are always trying to find new ways to make learning fun. I seem to be pretty good at it to since they love to learn. I would love either of those games for my children and my 3 nephews (ages 6, 5, 3). Oh, by the way, sorry about your knee!
my daughter is turning 5 on sunday and i’d love to have more games that we can play together. games that don’t involve stuffed squirrels talking to each other.
Glad I took a break from that impossible quiz to come back and see if you had posted. My daughter would LOVE the cooking game. Her birthday party was a baking party, we had six 4 year olds rolling, baking and decorating cookies and cupcakes! So much fun!
Crossing my fingers to win.:-)
Both games sound like a lot of fun. I especially like the idea behind the cooking one, as that is how my husband likes to interact with the kids: cooking with them.
I would love to try the game. My daughter recently turned 2 and I was thinking of adding one of these games to her Easter basket/gifts.
I actually found your site by searching on Google for opinions about these new Cranium games. I plan to spend the rest of my lunch hour checking out the rest of your web site. I love to stumble upon new mommy sites!
Have you already drawn your raffle for the one you’re giving away?