Because it is self-contained, can be played over and over again, and is challenging enough to require quite some time to play, Find It Games VeggieTales can make a great travel toy for certain kind of trips and vacations. Children and parents can certainly spend hours in the car, on an airplane, or in a hotel room hunting and hunting for these tiny objects. Even on daily car trips around town, it can be used to keep kids in the backseat amused.
Its only drawback as a travel toy is that although it is
surprisingly light for its size, that size itself is quite
large. Parents making hard decisions about what to
pack on a long trip when available luggage space is
tight may opt to bring several smaller toys instead of
such a large single toy. That said, on trips where space is plentiful, such as on a long car trip, this VeggieTales Find It Game can stow easily in the trunk and be brought out to entertain boys and girls (and moms and dads) for hours at a time.
Find It VeggieTales review
Our young testers could not wait to open and start playing with this hand-held scavenger hunt game. Rather than begin by looking at the list of items to find, they enjoyed just turning the tube and discovering on their own what characters and objects were hidden inside. Then, after a while, they checked the list and began a more methodical search. Everyone was extremely entertained whenever one of the characters bobbed up to the surface, but both testers also enjoyed figuring out what each each object was before they read the list.
Along with developing visual perception skills, this hunt and find game also develops fine-motor skills, as the more players twist and spin this tube, the more refined their techniques become for shifting the pellets to reveal the objects hidden beneath them.
We were sent Find It VeggieTales for review, but Chicago families can use the online store locator at their website to find local stores that might carry it, or just order it online. It generally retails for around $20 to $25.
People who enjoy the idea of this kind of I Spy-like game but are not fans of VeggieTales characters can check out other kinds of Find It games, ranging from the original version (full of random everyday objects like a marble, pushpin, match, and fish hook) to themed versions for the beach, zoo, sports, and Wizard of Oz.