Friday, July 29, 2011

Find It Games: VeggieTales Find It Game {Review}

Find It GamesSomehow this summer has flown by even faster than usual - how do the days pass so quickly?

Along with getting outside to enjoy the sunshine (on days when it wasn't 90°+ or storming), summer months also include travel. From hopping in the car for a drive across town or a trek to the next state, keeping kids entertained with games on the road is a necessity. You can only point out the cows and trucks to my girls so many times before they just don't want to hear it, you know?

Fortunately, Find It Games has made it possible to keep kids entertained at home or on-the-go quickly and easily with their VeggieTales Find It game.

From seeing the bright colors and cute pieces (as well as hearing that this game is the winner of a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval), I knew right away that my girls were going to enjoy this unique handheld scavenger hunt.

This fun and innovative game is perfect for the car, waiting for an appointment or just a quiet moment on a rainy day, as there is nothing more required than an imagination and a love for a good search!

When the game arrived, the girls couldn't wait to get it out of the box and start examining it. As I looked it over, I was impressed with just how thick and durable the construction of the cylinder is, making me not worried about my kids playing with it. No matter how much they might shake it to move the pieces or toss it around (I even later caught Little Sister B standing on it), I knew it was going to hold up and last for quite a long time.

With 39 objects waiting inside – including recognizable characters like Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and Madame Blueberry, as well as objects like a Viking Helmet, umbrella, rubber ducky, and more – the girls immediately liked twisting and turning the game to search within the sea of colorful beads for them.

The Find It game also includes a small pad of paper that lists all the objects (the list is also printed right on the bottom of the cylinder!) so that kids can keep track or even compete to see how fast or how many they can find, but Big Sister E and Little Sister B were more into the hunt and getting excited about discovering what was inside.

What a simple concept that results in such a fun game! The cylinder is large enough that the girls can maneuver it easily when they are shaking, spinning or turning it around, yet it is easily portable enough that it can be brought along in the car, to an appointment or anywhere that quiet time might be required.

For a unique and entertaining way to encourage curiosity and learning while also being able to remove the pressure of winning, VeggieTales Find It is great for travel or home and one that my kids have returned to time and time again!

Find It Games are sold in national retailers everywhere such as Barnes & Noble, Borders, Hallmark, Target, and more. With a retail price of $25, VeggieTales Find It can also be purchased directly from the Find It Games website. This creative company can also be found on Facebook, where fans everywhere share their love and obsession with this line of innovative and addicting games!

(Other than the VeggieTales Find It that I was sent from Find It Games, I was not provided with anything or enticed to do this review in any way. This review is solely my opinion of this unique game.)