Friday, October 25, 2013

Educational Insights Shelby's Snack Shack Game Review and Giveaway!


Educational Insights
Shelby's Snack Shack Game™Having 4 children and having worked in Daycare for 15 years I have seen pretty much every game known to kidom.  Some are good and engaging, but sadly many board games are just not fun for kids and end up collecting dust on a shelf.  Also I don't like kids board games that require me as a parent to guide the children through every step of the way.  I want something they can play themselves after a introductory game or two with mom.  Educational Insights is a company that provides high quality affordable educational toys and products for children. That's why I was very curious when Educational Insights sent me Shelby's Snack Shack Game $21.99 for my children to try out.
Here is a little blurb from the company:

Based in Southern California, Educational Insights, is the manufacturer of playful products with serious educational value, including subject-specific classroom products, teacher resources, educational toys, and games. Our products are designed by seasoned educators and parents who know that, first and foremost, learning must be fun.
Shelby's Snack Shack Game first off is very cute and engaging just in the box.  My five year old son was so excited to try it just from looking at the pictures on the box.  Here is a description of the game:

This preschool counting bone-anza is a summer day trip to a dog beach! Shelby buried bones in the sand and needs your help collecting them. Help her dig up the most bones and you win! Kids take turns using the adorable Shelby Squeezers to fill their dog bowl with bones while they practice early counting and number skills. Sounds simple, but be careful—spin a sneaky seagull, and you’ll lose some bones or get sidetracked chewing a flip flop and miss your turn! 2–4 players. Grades Pre-K+ -
Now this game says pre K but I have to tell you my 8 and 10 year old enjoyed it too.  It is really fun with the bones you pick up with the little Shelby dog.  My five year old son was able to understand this game right off and it was great to see him loving counting while we played.  Shelby's Snack Shack Game required only a bit of supervision on my part as the rules are simple.  The premise of  the game is the person with the most bones wins.  I like that the games don't go on and on, which would be a problem with pre-K kids because they would loose interest.  Each game lasts just long enough to keep young children interested and having fun.  I am so glad we got this game and can see many a rainy day or cold winter night spent playing it.
This is a perfect game for the preschool child in your life, although even my older children enjoyed it!  It would make a great gift or if your looking for something (like I am) and sneaks in counting learning in a fun way.  It's very affordable and is obviously well made with bright colors and neat game pieces.

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The Giveaway!

Educational Insights has been super generous in giving one of The Thrifty Housewife's readers a  Shelby's Snack Shack Game of their very own!  Use the rafflecopter below to enter, all entries are optional, all winning entries are verified.  Good Luck!" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Thrifty Housewife was not compensated for this post, I did receive a sample product(s) for the purposes of review. This did not influence my review or my opinions. My views are 100% my own. This giveaway is not affiliated with facebook, pinterest, twitter, or any other social media website.  The winner will be chosen through the rafflecopter form which uses All entries are optional.  Winner will be notified by email within 48 hours of contest end.  Winner has 24 hours to respond to the  email.  Failure to respond will result in a new winner being chosen.  Open to US only. 


  1. looks like a game my littles would enjoy =)

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  4. looks like a cute game. From the website, I like Teaching Tiles™ Early Learning Tiles Beginning Reading Center, also.

  5. My daughter and son would love to win this game to play it.

  6. My niece & nephew would love this!

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  11. I want racoon rumpus my nephew would love that


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