Now that the holiday season is over, my kids are happily enjoying the chance to play with the gifts they received. One of my (almost) five year old’s favorites is Richard Scarry’s Busytown Eye Found it! game.
This is a great game if you want to encourage cooperative learning and teamwork. Everyone either wins or loses–if everyone loses, the Busytown pigs win. My son seems to be fine with the non-competitive aspect of the game. What he likes most is searching for the required items when the Goldbug card gets picked. There is a time limit, so you have to be fast in your sleuthing. The characters and the board features are particularly appealing for him because he is already intrigued with the Busytown Mystery show, in addition to our one Busytown Mystery book. I think we play this game at least twice a day now. Although it is a simple game, it works well and keeps kids’ interest. The goal is to get through the board (all six feet of it) before the pigs eat all the picnic food. Along the way, you will get the chance to search for hidden items. The more items you as a group find, the faster you move through the board.
Just beware that there may be some fighting over who gets the Huckle the cat moving piece. I myself prefer Lowly the worm, or as my husband calls him “wormy”. Enjoy!
A special thank you to Zev’s awesome grandparents for sending him this fun game. We are very lucky.