Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Grandma's Trunk Alphabet Game Review & Sweepstakes

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Grandma's Trunk Alphabet Game Review & Sweepstakes

Educational Insights has some great learning games! We have had the wonderful opportunity to review quite a few of them & are never disappointed. I am big on learning being fun and when kids play these types of educational games - they have fun and don't even realize how much they are learning. Sneaky! Today, I am excited to share another great learning game from the creative minds at Educational Insights -

What's in the trunk?
My girls loved the cute trunk the game comes in. It is decorated to look like a mini memory trunk. Inside the trunk are the game playing cards - 26 alphabet picture cards and 26 riddle cards, plus a guide. 

About the game:
This little trunk packs 5 games in 1 for lots of play opportunities for different ages and levels. 

You can play -
1. What Comes Next - work to place the alphabet cards in the trunk in ABC order.
2. Memory Time - this one gets challenging & fun! Repeat the sequence of cards in the trunk and add your own. Next player has to repeat sequence of cards, the previous player's and add their own & so forth. This is a great memory builder activity and helps kids focus on details.
3. Grandma's Riddles - This one was the Lil Diva's favorite! Deal all the alphabet cards, read a riddle and race to see who has the matching card. 
4. Letter Sequence Memory - works like Memory Time except you put the cards into the trunk in ABC order.
5. Grandma's Adventures - Put letter cards into trunk and take turns pulling out a card and using it to tell a cooperative story. This was another favorite - it got very silly and produced tons of giggles! Very imaginative and creative game

Our Thoughts:
The Lil Divas really enjoyed this game. Their 2 favorite games to play were Grandma's Riddles and Grandma's Adventures.


I love that this is something they could play together. The Oldest Diva read the riddles (she is new to reading & wants to read everything!) and the Littlest Diva had fun finding the answers. 

We all enjoyed working together to make up a story for Grandma's Adventures. It got pretty laugh out loud funny! It's a great game to encourage creativity and the use of imagination.


Educational Insights has tons of great learning games and resources. If you want to find out more about them and what they have to offer - check out their website and their (very active!) Facebook page. 

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Buy it - You can purchase Grandma's Trunk on Educational Insight's Website ($14.99). 

Win it - Yay! One lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas reader is going to win their very own Grandma's Trunk game courtesy of Educational Insights.

How to Enter 
*Sweepstakes ends on Sunday, March 4, 2012*

Official Entry - comment below and tell me which of the 5 game variations you would be most excited to try out with your kiddos!

Extra Entries (optional)
1. Visit Educational Insights Facebook Page - they have tons going on there all the time, including lots of awesome contests for fans! I'd love for you to tell them Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas sent you (even if you're already a fan of their page!)
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5. Shout, Yell & Tweet about our funtastic sweepstakes! :) Suggestion (feel free to use your own) - 
#win Grandma's Trunk Alphabet Game from @Momto2PoshDivas and @ed_insights ends 3/4/12 US only #giveaway http://goo.gl/fb/c3GjB 

Giveaway Details:
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
  • In order to enter you must leave your entry comment(s) on THIS POST.
  • Separate comments must be left for each additional optional entry!
  • Giveaway ends at midnight on March 4th, 2012 (PST)
  • No purchase necessary to win
  • Must be 18yrs of age or older to enter
  • US residents only!
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • Odds of winning are based on total number of valid entries received.
  • Winners will be chosen via random.org by 3/9/12 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
  • If winner does not claim prize within 48 hrs. or forefits, prize will be reawarded at my sole discretion.
Good Luck,
Bern


Disclaimer: I received a Grandma's trunk game from Educational Insights to facilitate this review of the game. That being said, this review is my 100% honest opinion - I  am not paid for my reviews or optinions! They are 100% mine! Please remember that your opinions and tastes might differ from mine. 

59 comments:

  1. there would be so much love the grandmas adventure idea that sounds super fun to talk about grandma and to think of things she would love
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  2. All sound cute, but the riddles sound like they might be the most fun for my preschoolers :)

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  3. like them on facebook and shared that I came from here
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  4. If I had a special trunk I would pack some of my son's memories in to it, like their baby books and hospital bracelets.
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  5. I visited them on Facebook (I already like them, but said you sent me over today and told them I liked your review).
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  6. I follow you on your Facebook page!
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  7. I follow your Pinterest boards (as Laura Waltz).
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  8. I have toddlers at my house everyday (1, 2, and 3 years old) so I think the first game, "What Comes Next," would be best for them right now. However, i am a former preschool and kindergarten teacher, so just looking at the pictures of the materials that come with eh set gave me a few other ideas.
    I already like you on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/krissi8782) and follow you on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/krissi8782/). I also follow your blog (leasekristis).
    I also liked Education Insights and left a message saying I read about them on your website.

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    1. Sorry about the "I" and "the" misspellings....typing while my two year old was trying to push on the keyboard.

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  9. Grandma's Adventures sounds awesome! I hope we win!

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  10. "What Comes Next" sounds like an excellent game to play with the Pre-K children I take care of at Discovery Point. I think my kindergartners would enjoy "Grandma's Adventures". They love making up stories, and the sillier, the better!

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  11. I also liked the Educational Insights Facebook Page, and told them you sent me!

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  12. I liked your page on Facebook, too.

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  13. And last, but not least, I followed your Pinterest. I would follow you, but I don't believe in Twitter xD

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  14. I would like to try grandma's riddles. I think my son would really enjoy that!

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  15. The 'Grandma's Adventres' sounds fun.. we need to do more creative storytelling! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  16. This looks great! My older children would love the Grandma's Adventures and my younger guy would love any ABC activities! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I now follow all of your boards on Pinterest! I love Pinterest- you can find me here.... http://pinterest.com/jenscreative/ :)

    Jen

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  18. liked Educational Insights on facebook

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  19. I think my kids would like the riddle game and abc order games the most right now.

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  20. I would love to do What Comes Next with my daughter.

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  21. Grandmas Adventures sounds like a riot! Awesome giveaway :)

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  22. Shamelessly addicted to Pinterest, and certainly follow you!

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  23. My son would love Memory Time!

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  24. would love the Letter Sequence Memory game

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  25. i like you on FB

    cathy c

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  26. i follow you on Pinterest

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  27. Just found your site. I think the riddles would be first on our list.

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  28. Following Educational Insights on FB now, thanks for introducing them.

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  29. Following some of your pin boards....you really are busy on there:)

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  30. grandma's riddles sounds like fun

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  31. https://twitter.com/#!/mom22kids05/status/172403775875727362

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  32. I would love to try the What comes next version. My son is learning his alphabet and this would be great reinforcement.
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  33. I like you on facebook as Mary Monahan.
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  34. I already follow Educational Insights on facebook. I love them!
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  35. I would like to try the what comes next game, my son is working on that now!

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  36. https://twitter.com/#!/mom22kids05/status/173137991752097792

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  37. https://twitter.com/#!/mom22kids05/status/173596978591174658

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  38. Facebook follower:April Flanigan

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  39. I llike the grandmas trunk one because we love story telling.

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  40. Following all pintrest boards, April Flanigan

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  41. twitter follower, @Apesjoy

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  42. Grandma's adventure sounds fun...we love telling stories. :)

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  43. https://twitter.com/#!/mom22kids05/status/174204099959586816

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  44. I thin we would begin with , What Comes Next. Cute game, if we don't win, I'm going to buy it:)

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  45. Facebook follower Educational Insights

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  46. We would love the riddles.
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  47. What a neat giveaway, I know my eldest love playing memory and I figure he would love to play with his new brother when he is ready. It just appears the possibilities are endless even though there is a big gap in my boys.
    Thanks for the opportunity, Alicia (liciactx@gmail.com)

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  48. Just liked Educational Insights on FB, my bank account isn't big enough for all their neat stuff.
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  49. You have so much info to share on your FB too, thanks for the invite. Alicia (liciactx@gmail.com)

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  50. I only thought Pinterest was a little addicting. I need my own computer at home now. Thanks again, Alicia (liciactx@gmail.com)

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  51. https://twitter.com/#!/mom22kids05/status/174952778576310272

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  52. My 3 year old with Down syndrome would love to have a game in a trunk to play with his older siblings. He is really into his abc's right now so this would be a great addition to our preschool time.

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  54. What a cute game. My 4 year old could benefit from the "What Comes Next" right now. He recognizes his letters and can sing them in order, but needs some practice on visually putting them in the correct sequence.

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