Sunny Day Pond Game ~ A Puzzle Game for Families

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 by

We received the Sunny Day Pond Game, a puzzle game, at no charge, to review
from Peaceable Kingdom. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows
us to share with families information about games we think your family may enjoy.

Sunny Day Pond Game

A cooperative game the builds collaborative skills.

Sunny Day Pond

Sunny Day Pond, a cooperative game, from Peaceable Kingdom.

The Family Game Night has begun…

When I used to think of Family Game Night, I thought this would begin when my kids entered Kindergarten or elementary school. Toddlers and Preschoolers aren’t the best at following directions and most games can be overly complicated for them. I was pleasantly surprised when I was offered the opportunity to review a game that my toddler son could play.

 

The soft texture and bright colors of the graphics in the Sunny Day Pond Game immediately attracted my son’s attention. While the game is intended for children ages 3 and older, our family which includes my 20 month old daughter and my son who is several months shy of 3 enjoyed it greatly. Sunny Day Pond Game is considered a cooperative game which means that you are not competing against each other but rather working together to achieve a common goal.

 

Reaching for the Puzzle

The colors and texture are great!

In the world of Sunny Day Pond the fish, frog, and duck are enjoying the weather. However, beautiful weather cannot stay forever and within a short period of time, it will begin to rain. The objective of the game is to put together the three four-piece animal puzzles before the spinner hits the raindrop option six times. The directions are simple which everyone in my family appreciated.

 

While, I was not familiar with cooperative games, I found that for toddlers and preschoolers it is a great idea. This was the first game as a family that we have played. With traditional games, one family member wins which means that everyone else loses. At this age, my children are learning to work together and with their parents (since this was a family game). Cheering each other on, the kids had a great time putting the puzzles together before it began to rain.

 

When we packed up the Sunny Day Pond Game, my husband remarked this was a fun game and thus the birth of Family Game Night in our household. When I learned there was other games offered by Peaceable Kingdom I began to formulate if the next family game will be a birthday or Christmas present.

 

Sunny Day Pond Components

No batteries needed for this fun game.

What the Sunny Day Pond Game includes:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 3 Four-Piece Puzzles
  • 6 Rain Drops
  • 1 Spinner

 

Reasons My Family Enjoyed the Sunny Day Pond Game

  • Bright colors, nicely drawn graphics, and soft texture. The material is 100% green.
  • The game is intended for children ages 3 and older, for 2-4 players and Peaceable Kingdom even offers a time frame of 10 minutes for each game. We found that the game is simple enough but interesting to keep our children’s attention for that length of time.
  • The Sunny Day Pond Game builds on various skills: color matching, fine motor skills, as well as hand-eye coordination.
  • The most important reason we loved playing this game is that we played together as a team.
  • This game does not need batteries.  As each puzzle is completed, encourage your kids to mimic the animals in the picture.  It gets the brain cells charged and gets the body moving.

 

The Sunny Day Pond Team

Everyone was involved in the game and working together.

Where to find the Sunny Day Pond Game?

You can purchase Sunny Day Pond on Amazon and at your favorite retailer.

 

Click on over to read more about games from our Family Game Night Series.

 

In full disclosure, we received Sunny Day Pond cooperative game at no charge, to review from Peaceable Kingdom. This post includes Amazon affiliate links. Jersey Family Fun is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

 
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