As part of a My Blog Spark, we received two fun Elefun & Friends games by Hasbro to test out! Both games were a hit – one literally!
Giraffalaff Limbo is a new version of classic Limbo. Spin the dial to see which limbo style you will have to conquer: classic limbo, crab walk, crawl, giraffe walk, bend forward, or backward. The game has built in sound which will encourage your preschooler to try not to bump into the Giraffalaff. If he’s knocked over, though, he will roll on the floor in laughter. The player that passes at the lowest level wins.
My two youngest kids didn’t really want to play by the official rules. They were find just spinning the dial and then trying to get under it, which was fun in itself. This is a fun game, which will give your child activity as well as laughter! Plus, it works on the large motor skills
The only drawback to this game is it contains pieces which my boys thought would be fun to use as swords instead of how they were intended. Hence, the big “hit” comment!
The next game, Scatterpillar Scramble, utilizes your child’s fine motor skills and was named the 2009 Preschool Game of the Year by Creative Child Magazine.
In Scatterpillar Scramble, children balance marbles in the hands of a wiggly caterpillar. The music is fun and upbeat and this is a fast paced game. Each player has to try to securely place all 8 marbles in the Scatterpillar’s hands to win! It really does wiggly around and there doesn’t seem to be any way to adjust that.
So again, my kids kind of created their own game. Since our youngest is only three years old, she had some trouble using the tongs to put the marbles on the wiggly scatterpillar, so we let her just use her hands!
You will also want to check out Elefunandfriends.com to play games and sing along to songs like “Friends’ til the End. “