Educational Insights: Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game Review & #Giveaway

by Lynn on February 13, 2012

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We are really excited to share with you that we have recently had the great opportunity to review some Educational Insights products.  We are in love with this company and all of their educational and fun games and toys!

A bit about Educational Insights:

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.

The first product we chose to test out was the Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game.  Little Dude is in first grade, so he already knows his alphabet, but I have been working on the alphabet with Little Diva – she is 3 1/2 {going on 13}.  I thought this game would be a perfect activity for family time and it definitely is.  All four of us have been sitting down to play this game and it is some good and educational family time.  Big brother gets to help teach little sister while playing with Mom and Dad.  It is a great confidence booster for both of the kids.  As parents, we get to enjoy some fun quality time with the mini’s while they are learning.  It doesn’t get better than that!  This game comes in an adorable little suitcase trunk which I love because it keeps everything neat and together when you aren’t playing with it.  Clean up has been a breeze because Little Diva likes packing it all away – This is not usually the case.  Little Diva is usually quite the Diva when it comes to clean up time.

From Educational Insights:  Tons of fun is packed into this suitcase classic! With 5 ways to play, kids will practice letter names and sounds, build memory skills, create stories, and even play fun riddle games! Includes adorable cardboard trunk (which doubles as package), 26 alphabet picture cards, 26 alphabet riddle cards, and guide. Grades K+

Grandma’s Trunk really is packed with alphabet fun – it is 5 games in 1!  Hours of fun in one small box with simple learning concepts – this is definitely our kind of game!  You can play the following games:

1.  What Comes Next? Take turns placing the letter cards in the trunk in alphabetical order.

- Little Diva is still learning her letters, so I assist her in finding the letters by telling her “A is for apple,” etc. She finds it and repeats me, then puts it in the box.

2.  Memory Time Take turns repeating the sequence of cards already in the trunk, then adding one of your own and challenging other players to remember them all, in order.

- This is a great memory building game and Little Dude really enjoys showing off his super memory skills.  Now, if only Mama Diva can rebuild some of her seemingly lost memory skills…

3.  Grandma’s Riddles Deal the cards, then read a riddle and race to see who has the letter card that answers it!

- Both of the kids really like playing this game. It is a race against one another and an excellent game to build their reasoning skills.

4.  Letter Sequence Memory Deal the cards and take turns putting them in the trunk in alphabetical order, repeating the items already in the trunk and challenging other players to remember them all, in alphabetical order.

- Again, Little Dude likes this one because he can show off his skills.  He also likes to teach his little sister.

5.  Grandma’s Adventures Place the letter cards in the trunk and take turns pulling them out to create a cooperative story: “Once upon a time there was a grandma. She saw an iguana.”

- This is a fun one and gets really silly at times!  It often ends with the kids rolling around on the floor laughing.

The Giveaway:

One lucky Deal Hunting Diva reader will receive their own Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game courtesy of Educational Insights.  This giveaway ends 02/28/2012 at 12:01 AM.

Check out all Deal Hunting Diva’s Current Giveaways!

Deal Hunting Diva received the product discussed for review purposes. No additional compensation was received. The writing and opinions are 100% my own.

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{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }

karen brown February 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I would definately play this game with my son Wyatt (3). He is a little sponge and loves to learn.

Britny Cellerini February 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I think it looks fun and educational. I would play it with my two children! (2 and 4)

Ashley Johnson February 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Awesome game!! I would certainly play this with my little girl!

TERESA YANCEY February 27, 2012 at 11:44 pm

would love to play this with my grandchildren

Stephanie February 28, 2012 at 12:16 am

Sounds like an outstanding trip basket/great think to keep in the car! Love it!!
Stephanie @ All Artful

Tina Schultz February 28, 2012 at 12:37 am

I love it! I would play with my 4 yr old son.

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