31 Games - Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel

Is your 3-year-old the youngest of the family, or are all the kids your child plays with close to that same age?  If so, then you know how difficult it can be to find ways for them to all be involved in the fun and games - so many choices are just too advanced for this age.

But now, you'll have a list of 31 unique games that even a 3-year-old can join in with.  A few of these ideas will be best for the preschool set, but most will work for a wide range of ages!

Click on over here to see the full list, but read on for this great game idea!

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Squirrels are kind of the bane of our backyard garden - we do all the work and they get all the goods, so any game that calls these critters "sneaky" gets our attention pretty quickly.

In this game, you work in partnership with your yard rat (as G not-so-affectionately refers to the rodents) to fill your log with colorful acorns.

Although not a traditional board game, it's a great introduction to skills like using a spinner, taking turns, recognizing colors, and working on fine motor skills as your child manipulates the squirrel to gather the acorns.

Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel

Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel

Players:  2-4

Ages:  3 +

Place:  any spot where you can keep your log flat

Equipment:  this game

How to play:  Since this is a packaged game, the directions are included on the box, but it's pretty simple:

When it's your turn, flick the spinner, then use the sneaky squirrel squeezer to grab the correct color acorn and deposit it in your log.

Spin carefully!  There are some special squares your spinner could land on that switch the game up a bit.

Be the first to fill your log and you're the winner!

Have you ever heard of this fun little game?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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