Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Grocery List - A Great First Board Game

Ahh, my son just got to play with his FIRST board game! And it's such a cute one - My Grocery List by Marina Games.

My Grocery List is a fun, food-themed matching game. Like most matching games, you put the pieces face down, then try to "match" a piece to the items on your grocery list! There are 5 different lists included in the game and 30 grocery items. Kids can play this alone or with a sibling or friend!

Although this game is rated for 3-7 year olds, I made slight modifications and played it with my nearly 2 year old and we had so much fun! I left the grocery pieces face up, and read the items off the card. (You don't really HAVE to read, because the word on the card also has the matching picture). He searched for each item and then placed it in his cart. There were a few food items he didn't know yet, so this game actually helped him with food vocabulary!

You could put a lot of variations onto this game - have kids play to find groceries of a certain color, or food group! This will be more fun for older kids.

Another great feature of this game is how it comes in a small box - you know how most board games take up a TON of room, but for no reason, because mostly they are an empty box? Well, My Grocery List is about the size of a large novel, so you won't have to take up lots of closet space to store it!

My Grocery List is a fun, simple game that teaches many skills to kids! I love having this for our play and learning time!

What's your kids' favorite board games?

DISCLOSURE: This post was written for Family Review Network & Marina Games, who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

A little crunchy - Kimberly said...

My childrens favorite board game these days is Angry Birds (yes, they have a board game!)

I am sure however that will change, it always does. I must agree with you that My Grocery List is fantastic, if not as crazy as flying birds! Love it!

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