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Giraffalaff Limbo & Scattergories Scramble Preschool Games

My family had the opportunity this week to try out two new games which are on the market now! They are from the Elefun & Friends Collection – Giraffalaff Limbo & Scattergories Scramble Preschool Games! My Blog Spark & Hasbro sent us both games to try out as a family and let me tell you, my 3 year old absolutely loved both games!!

Giraffalaff Limbo was a fun, silly game! My daughter had never played limbo before, so that was a riot trying to watch her try to figure it out! :) The spinner tells you how to travel under the limbo stick, but we sometimes modified it for her as she wasn’t quite coordinated to move all the ways they suggested. I think this game would make a great party game for the preschool crowd!
Scatterpillar Scramble was a fun game, too, and it was a game that we all enjoyed quite a bit! I was amazed by how much better my daughter did than I did, seriously! It is a great game to challenge your fine motor skills and I guess mine must have been lacking that night! ;) What you do is place marbles on the Caterpillar’s legs in specific spots, starting from the bottom and going up to the top. The first person to place all their marbles & get to the top wins. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, then they add music & have the caterpillar move in wacky ways & it gets harder as you move up. I had the hardest spot on the end and boy, it was hard to get those marbles to stay put! My daughter did pretty well, though, I was surprised! The only thing you want to consider with this game is that it is definitely not for the younger crowd with the small marbles! We have to keep this game up high and only bring it down when my baby is napping- as I know she would put those little marbles into her mouth first chance she could get!
We definitely enjoyed both of these games, though – I highly recommend them as a great way to interact as a family and have fun! My daughter has been asking to play both of these games over and over, so you know they were a hit with her!!
Added Bonus: Here’s something I didn’t know – each Elefun & Friends game has a special code inside the box that you can use to access the Elefun & Friends site, where kids can watch a short animated show & play games.
$4 off Coupon to buy the games:

If you’re interested in buying one of these games or any in the Elefun Friends collection (Hungry Hippo, Gator Golf, & Elefun), you can go HERE to print off a $4 off coupon for any of these games!! The coupon is valid thru 12/31/09 (maybe you’ll even find some really great deals on Good Friday)–but it can only be printed thru October 31, 2009. So, make sure you don’t forget to print them now!!
Giveaway
Elefun & Friends Gift Pack – Giraffalaff Limbo & Scatterpillar Scramble
Now, here’s the fun part – one lucky Thrifty NW Mom reader will have a chance to win a Elefun & Friends Gift Pack from My Blog Spark & Hasbro. This gift pack includes both games: Giraffalaff Limbo & Scatterpillar Scramble.
How to Enter::
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  1. My kids love Memory,my favorite is Trouble. We have family game night at least one night a week,although my 3yr old like to play his way :),it's still a good bonding time,and something the kids look forward to!

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  2. My kids go through phases as to what their favorite game is but right now I'd have to say my youngest's favorite game is "Don't Wake Daddy"! He loves to watch the Daddy pop up!
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  3. My girls are 5 and 3, and both love playing Go FIsh with me right now. We also once played Moods with them, modifying rules to make it easy to play, and they had a blast!
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  4. I used to love monopoly b/c I felt so grown up playing with siblings!
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  5. My favorite has got to be Scrabble…… but I think my kids' fav is Monopoly at the moment.

  6. My kids love to play battleship. It is way too advanced for them now, but they seem to love the little ships and pegs.

  7. MY FAVORITE KIDS GAME IS PRETTY PRETTY PRINCESS…I EVEN PLAYED THIS IN COLLEGE WITH MY FRIENDS, IT'S FUN FOR EVERYONE!!!!

  8. Our oldest just being 2.5, we don't really play a lot of official games yet. I have Candyland for her for Christmas, and I'm excited to see if she likes it. The Game of Life has always been a favorite of mine.

  9. I actually don't have any children of my own but I am also a speech therapist and the kiddos that I work with love Elefun, it is a good reward after working hard at therapy.
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  10. My kids like any board game. Right now it is a game we found at Goodwill called Top Dog. This giveaway would make a great gift for my niece!

  11. As a kid, my favorite board games were Go For Broke and Candy Land. I enjoy playing Guess Who? with my daughter.

  12. Sweet Giveaway! My sons favorite game is either Junior CandyLand or Don't Break The Ice.

  13. I am so excited to hear about these great games. My son LOVES Elefun, and these sound like two new favorites – especially the limbo game!

  14. My son and daughter both LOVE playing Memory! And they are surprising good at it for being 4 and 2.5 years old! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. My Son Currently LOVES hungy hungry hippo, Im thinking because its so loud! Im a google follower, thanks for all the wonderful posts!

    Nicole

  16. Currently our favorite game is the i-Spy version of Go Fish, but my son really likes "Wok & Roll" where you pick up "food" with chopsticks and put it in a colored bowl.

  17. I have quite a few childhood favorites: Sorry, Monopoly, Candy Land, Hi Ho Cherri-O, Parcheesi, Operation, Chutes and Ladders, but I would have to say my absolute favorite was (and still is) Connect 4. I'm pretty hard to beat! :-)

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  18. Right now the current favorite for my 3 year old is the Monopoly JR Toy Story game and Hungry Hungry Hippos.

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  19. I loved candyland when I was a kid and I still love it. And now I can't wait to make my twin girls a candyland birthday cake for thier birthday!!

  20. PRETTY PRETTY PRINCESS, BECUASE I LOVE TO SEE MY HUSBAND GET ALL DOLLED UP WITH MY DAUGHTER! LOL

  21. Hi! My son's favorite games right now are puzzles – he is autistic and can spend hours putting puzzles together! I'm looking to expand our game, other than puzzles we don't have any yet!

  22. I'm not sure if you can reach me via that blog, so here is my email address… smash it all together: jc . reigns @ gmail . com

  23. right now our favorite kids game is Candy Land, but when I was a kid my favorite was connect 4.

  24. My son's favorite game right now is Candyland, a true classic for preschoolers. He has played Giraffalaff limbo at a recent birthday party and really enjoyed it.

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