This post is sponsored by Talkin Toys’ but all the opinions in it are my own. We love playing games at Kidgredients HQ. They are such a great way to have a break and have some fun together, especially when it’s cold and miserable outside. But one of the hard things for us has been finding games that don’t need adult interaction so the kids can play by themselves for a bit and I can get dinner ready or do some washing! Look no more, I’ve got your family games fun sorted with Talkin’ Toys games.
We have been sent “Pop the Pig” and “Yeti in my Spaghetti” and have had endless fun. Both games are super simple to play and both are food games, which is why I chose them! After a couple of games with Mum and Dad, the kids were able to take over playing them by themselves, which is great because most of the other games we have that suit Miss 6, Master 4 needs help with.
Pop the pig
This game is so much fun, as it has an element of the unexpected in it, waiting for the pig to pop! The kids roll a dice and choose a hamburger. Depending on the number on the under side, they press on the pigs head a number of times. Roll again, and the next person does the same. The winner is the one who pops the pig.
With only the numbers 1-4 on the hamburgers, it’s easy enough for Master 4 to manage and I love the it involves colour recognition as well. Popping the hamburgers in the pig’s mouth involves fine motor skills and pressing the pigs head down gets them counting out loud, and using a pressing action. I make the game trickier for Miss 6 when I play as well by getting her to tell me a number fact that involves the number on the back of the hamburger. So, when she gets four she has to say something like 2 +2 = 4.
Other fun ways to make the play more interesting is to say before they press down the head they need to count to the number on the hamburger whilst standing on one foot, or hop the number of times it says, making it a more active game.
Yeti in my spaghetti
Family games fun doesn’t get much easier or much more fun than this! Plus it has the added benefit of working on hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. Master 4 is off to school next year and as a kid who loves to run around, build lego and not sit still and draw/paint/write…we’ve got some work to do on fine motor skills.
Particularly the pincer grip and the way he holds a pencil and cuts with scissors. So, this game is awesome for him, as he needs to form a pincer grip with his pointer finger and thumb to pull the spaghetti strands from under the yeti. It’s actually quite tricky!
Such a simple concept, this game would be perfect for weekends away or even camping because it doesn’t take up lots of space or involve lots of parts. The yeti isn’t at all scary either! With such quick setup, the squeals of delights and oohs and aahs are quick to start.
Available at Big W and Woolowrths.