Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game
Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game
Item # 3445
Ages 4+
$24.99
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The Big Idea:
It’s a showdown in a bowl! Grab a spoon and watch as it magically changes color. Then, dig into the cereal-serving bowl and scoop up pieces of that color. Cross your fingers for a color flash free-for-all and collect two pieces at a time. During this all-play game, quickly collect the most cereal pieces to win!

Shh…They’re Learning!
  • Practices color recognition
  • Builds fine motor skills
  • Develops hand-eye coordination
  • Promotes sportsmanship and social skills


  • Cut to the Chase:
  • A fast-paced preschool color-matching game where 2 players compete for the most cereal pieces
  • Game components can also be used for pretend play
  • Quick, fun game that takes less than 5 minutes to play—once you’re done, battle again!
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)
  • For 2 players
    • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award (2013)
    How to play:
    1. Players turn on their spoons at the same time. The scoop of the spoon changes colors.
    2. Players pick up the cereal pieces that match the color of their spoon's scoop.
    3. If it flashes quickly, the player has to pick up any 2 pieces at the same time.
    4. The game ends once there are no more cereal pieces in the shared bowl.
    5. The winner is the one with the most cereal.
    The nitty-gritty:
  • 2 Electronic light-up spoons
  • 1 Shared bowl
  • 2 Player bowls
  • 45 Cereal pieces
  • Guide
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries, not included
  • Inventors: Bill McIntyre and Brad Ross

    Bill and Brad have always beenbig fans of cereal, so it's nosurprise that this inventor teamchose the crunchy stuff as thetheme of their latest game.As a kid, you'd often find Billelbow-deep in the cereal box,fishing out the prize; to thisday, Brad's favorite breakfastis still Wheat Bran with a bitof fruit on top. And they bothrecommend a round of CrazyCereal to kick start yourmorning with fun!

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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game
     
    4.7

    (based on 55 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Engaging (51)
    • Lots of fun (48)
    • Interactive (45)
    • Educational (44)
    • Durable (40)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor (40)
    • Young children (39)
    • Entertainment (38)
    • Older children (11)
    • Special needs (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent of two or more children (36), Stay at home parent (28), Education oriented (21), Working parent (4), First time parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25), Yes (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Kid Appeal, Fast Paced

    Educational Insights Crazy Cereal is fast paced electronic game. Upon arrival, my son and daughter ages 7 and 4 were drawn to the cheerful illustrations covering the box. I have to applaud the...Read complete review

    Educational Insights Crazy Cereal is fast paced electronic game. Upon arrival, my son and daughter ages 7 and 4 were drawn to the cheerful illustrations covering the box. I have to applaud the box design. It mimics an actual cereal box quite well with nutritional information, a maze to do on the back, and so on. My children couldn't wait playing this game as it promised laughter and fun!

    Before play, a parent, teacher, or guardian will need to locate 2 AAA batteries and install one each into the game spoons per the instructions given. This step only takes a few minutes. A normal sized Phillips head screwdriver sufficed in the installation process. The batteries are solely needed for the LED color changing lights which match individual pieces of cereal. Each of the spoons has an auto-shut off mode which saves batteries and the sheer wonder if everything was turned off after game play.

    This two player game focuses on matching and color recognition skills. It's a fast paced and is usually is over in about five minutes. Whoever has the most pieces of cereal in their bowl at the end wins. There's a bit a variation to the game to keep things interesting. Skill is required in scooping up one piece of cereal and then two at a time into their own bowls with only using one hand. This game can help with sharpening motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It provides a challenge and also can be used as an aid to teach patience and good sportsmanship with others.

    Aside from playing the game as instructed, the game pieces can be used as an aid in teaching or pretend play. The cereal pieces designs are a circle loop, star, and a waffle type square. The colors of each are red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. The high quality pieces can be used to create patterns, practice motor skills without the speed of the game, and as math manipulatives.
    My son and daughter seemed to find this game fun. Their only disappointment was that it was over somewhat quickly. To expand game play we decided they would play three rounds. I had to remind them the first few times about the only picking up the cereal using the spoon and not their other hand. I really like that this game provides challenge. At the end of each round, I had the kids count the pieces they collected in their bowls. They were enjoying themselves so much that I bet they didn't realize they were learning and developing important skills too!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A Fun Game, Best Enjoyed in Small Servings...

    As an EI Insider, my girls occasionally receive toys from Educational Insights for review, and this was one of them...

    Crazy Cereal is a simple concept and a fun game,...Read complete review

    As an EI Insider, my girls occasionally receive toys from Educational Insights for review, and this was one of them...

    Crazy Cereal is a simple concept and a fun game, but perhaps a bit too simple in its gameplay. Made for two players ages 4+ (the "cereal" pieces are small, so this isn't for the really young), the game begins with all the cereal in one large bowl. As one player signals "go," each player turns on their lighted, LED spoon and begins taking cereal pieces one at a time from the large bowl, placing them into their bowl. If the LED's start flashing, it's "Crazy Mode" time, and that means you can take two pieces at a time, regardless of color. At the end, it's the player with the most pieces in their bowl that wins.

    While the game is cute and well-made, there isn't a lot to it, and that might make for an issue of attention span for some players. One or two rounds, and it's onto the next thing, so parents will want to keep that in mind. Crazy Cereal is best enjoyed in small servings.

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    5.0

    Fun and Engaging!

    By Homeschool mom

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me Education Oriented, Stay At Home Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Indoor

      Comments about Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game:

      Crazy Cereal was a super fun game for my girls (5 and 8 years old). They both enjoyed the game, but especially my 5 year old. I am a big fan of fun, educational games because they promote patience, perseverance and good sportsmanship. For any 5 year old, these skills can be a challenge. Even though we had a few tears about "fairness", the girls wanted to play the game again and again.

      In order to play the game effectively, you had to watch the colors on the light up spoon and you had to be quick to gather your cereal pieces to match. This was perfect in helping to promote fine motor skills in my 5 year old. If the spoon flashes a different colors at the same time, then you were able to gather any cereal you wanted.

      After all of the cereal was collected, my 5 year old counted all of the pieces, which was great for math. We also sorted the pieces by color and then by shape. These simple activities allowed for a lot of fun and hands-on learning!

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      4.0

      Great game for prek collection

      By Greenstreet

      from Chesapeake, VA

      About Me Education Oriented, Stay At Home Parent

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Independant Play
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

      • Small pieces

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Indoor
      • Young Children

      Comments about Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game:

      My four year old loves to play games- and he loves this game! It's great for motor skills, focus, color recognition and following directions. AND- if I can't play with him at the moment- he thinks this game is fun enough to play with on his own!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Very versatile!

      By Jackie A

      from Bismarck, ND

      About Me Education Oriented

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Older Children
        • Special Needs

        Comments about Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game:

        This is a fun game for preschoolers, though it does require a bit of adult direction and support. That said, my preschoolers with special needs have found their own ways to play! The speech pathologist in my classroom also utilized a speech device to allow a child to pick the shape and color that two other kids would need to pick out of the bowl. This game is a great way to practice fine motor, shapes, and colors while having a fun time. And, when the game loses it's pull as a game, my students have taken it in to the dramatic play center to have as breakfast!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Great Kid Appeal, Fast Paced

        By Erin Lowmaster | Connected2Christ

        from Oregon

        About Me Homeschooler, Stay At Home Parent

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

        • Short Game Time

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Special Needs
        • Young Children

        Comments about Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game:

        Educational Insights Crazy Cereal is fast paced electronic game. Upon arrival, my son and daughter ages 7 and 4 were drawn to the cheerful illustrations covering the box. I have to applaud the box design. It mimics an actual cereal box quite well with nutritional information, a maze to do on the back, and so on. My children couldn't wait playing this game as it promised laughter and fun!

        Before play, a parent, teacher, or guardian will need to locate 2 AAA batteries and install one each into the game spoons per the instructions given. This step only takes a few minutes. A normal sized Phillips head screwdriver sufficed in the installation process. The batteries are solely needed for the LED color changing lights which match individual pieces of cereal. Each of the spoons has an auto-shut off mode which saves batteries and the sheer wonder if everything was turned off after game play.

        This two player game focuses on matching and color recognition skills. It's a fast paced and is usually is over in about five minutes. Whoever has the most pieces of cereal in their bowl at the end wins. There's a bit a variation to the game to keep things interesting. Skill is required in scooping up one piece of cereal and then two at a time into their own bowls with only using one hand. This game can help with sharpening motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It provides a challenge and also can be used as an aid to teach patience and good sportsmanship with others.

        Aside from playing the game as instructed, the game pieces can be used as an aid in teaching or pretend play. The cereal pieces designs are a circle loop, star, and a waffle type square. The colors of each are red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. The high quality pieces can be used to create patterns, practice motor skills without the speed of the game, and as math manipulatives.
        My son and daughter seemed to find this game fun. Their only disappointment was that it was over somewhat quickly. To expand game play we decided they would play three rounds. I had to remind them the first few times about the only picking up the cereal using the spoon and not their other hand. I really like that this game provides challenge. At the end of each round, I had the kids count the pieces they collected in their bowls. They were enjoying themselves so much that I bet they didn't realize they were learning and developing important skills too!

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        fun game

        By Pediatric occupational therapist

        from Torrance

        About Me Education Oriented

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Engaging
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Children
          • Special Needs

          Comments about Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game:

          Fun game. I tried playing by the rules, but the lights went too fast. the kids did not like that part. I am an occupational therapist and have used this in many of my treatments. I do modify it to make it more applicable to my clients with special needs. It is a fun way to work on scooping and self-feeding skills without the pressure of actually eat it.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great!

          By MomOf4

          from Beatrice, NE

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Young Children

            Comments about Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game:

            Great game for the kiddos!! My little ones are 2 & 4 & I made sure to stay with them while they played so the 2 year old didn't eat the cereal, but they had a great time! This will really help the little ones hand/eye coordination!! Great game!
            One little typo on my instructions though. It said there are 45 pcs (15 of each color), but there are 5 colors, so really it is 45 pcs (9 of each color).

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            • No

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            5.0

            My Kids Are Hooked

            By The IE Mommy

            from Beaumont CA

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Indoor
              • Young Children

              Comments about Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game:

              This is seriously one of the funnest games we've even played! Even I enjoyed it and I'm not a huge game player (shhhhh don't tell my kids). Crazy Cereal is fun, educational and will get lots of laughs out of your little ones!

              I think there are many reasons my kids like Crazy Cereal so much. First of all, they love cereal! I mean, who doesn't? Especially the bright, colorful fun kind! My one year old was instantly all over these thinking they were real and tried to eat them! There is a warning that this is not for children three years and under due to the choking hazard. Jax definitely puts that to the test so we have to play at a high table or during nap time.

              I think the main appeal is the light up, fun spoon. Everyone loves things that light up!

              Paige played with her Nana who was visiting us. Paige is five and I was able to read the simple instructions to her once and she got it right away.

              The game is pretty simple. There's a bowl of cereal in the middle and you have to use your spoon to collect cereal and whoever has the most at the end wins! The spoon flashes different colors and you can only collect the color that is lit up. If you aren't fast enough the color will change on you before you are ready!

              The only time you can get more than one is in "crazy mode" where the spoon starts flashing all different colors. Then you can collect two at a time!

              This is a fun game that keeps you thinking fast and moving fast! It promotes great motor skills in the little ones and helps work on their colors, hand/eye coordination and counting. I have found with other companies that sometimes these funner, electronic games are of lesser quality. These, however, are nice thick spoons that won't break and equally strong bowls and cereal pieces.

              As a mom, I like all the educational things about it and that they have fun doing it. And yes, I admit, I like that there's only two players at a time so when both my older kids play, mom can't! I know, it's terrible. I admit it! It's a fun game and all but mommy has things to do!

              My kids love to play Crazy Cereal and I don't think a day has gone by the past few weeks that they haven't requested to play it!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Fun game to promote hand-eye coordination

              By AmandaB9542

              from MIssissippi

              About Me Education Oriented, Homeschooler, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive
              • Lots of Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Young Children

                Comments about Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game:

                This is a cute game. It is a two player game where the children have to scoop up the cereal pieces that match the color their spoon is flashing. Whoever ends up with the most cereal pieces in their bowl, wins. My boys are four and six. My four year old really enjoys the game, but my six year old gets bored with it. The game helps with color recognition and hand -eye coordination.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Crazy Fun!

                By Audrey's Nomma

                from Savannah, Ga

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Educational
                • Engaging
                • Interactive
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                • No Baggie For Game Pieces

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Travel
                • Young Children

                Comments about Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game:

                Oh My Goodness! How Crazy is this Game?! We received this game as part of a test panel and my 4yo absolutely LOVES it. She didn't even let me put batteries in the spoons before we started playing it and when I was finally able to, she loved it even more. I like that we can "teach" many different things by what we collect in our bowls. From counting, to colors, to shapes, it's so much fun and she doesn't even think of it as School Time. Only Con I would add, is I wish there was a baggie for the cereal to be kept in for storage. I'm pretty sure we've already lost a few pieces here and there.

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                • No

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                5.0

                2 Player Game That Is Fun For Kids and Adults

                By Adrianne

                from Grand Rapids, MI

                About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

                Pros

                • Engaging
                • Interactive

                Cons

                • Small pieces

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor

                Comments about Crazy Cereal™ Electronic Game:

                One unique challenge of parenting an only child is finding amusing, engaging games that can be played with only one child and one or two parents. Some games need more that 2 or 3 players to last longer than 5 minutes, others are just too simple for the adults to hold interest! Crazy Cereal might just very well be the solution we've been looking for! The objective of the game is to sort through a bowl of plastic "cereal" pieces and scoop them up according to the current color of the provided light-up, color-changing spoons. It is not a timed game per se, but each individual color only appears for a few seconds before changing to another. That element provides an opportunity for focus and attention. And even though there are two players, each individual player is really competing against her/himself until the very end, when the totals are tallied.

                But the real benefit for preschoolers and early elementary students is the fine motor practice as they are required to isolate a single color of cereal and spoon it out, one at a time (unless the spoon is in 'crazy' mode, wherein you need to pick up two pieces at a time). The visual discrimination and hand-eye coordination needed to pick out the cereal pieces is excellent practice to refine small muscles and the pincher and pincer grasps.

                As a Montessori early educator, I could see this as a great at-home extension for some of the Practical Life work in the Children's House (PreK/K) classrooms. As a parent, I love that the game can easily be played by my child by herself, with the addition of a kitchen timer. It is also a skill game that is not quite as boring as other children's favorites (Candyland, I am looking at you).

                The cereal pieces are rather small and do resemble actual food so take caution with young children, even those in the 3-4 range. The spoons will also be likely to end up in mouths or actual food, just because they are so novel. Please note that the spoons do require a total of 2 AAA batteries (1 each) that are not included in the packaging.

                I received the Crazy Cereal Game from Educational Insights for review purposes. All opinions and ratings are truthful and my own.

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