Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Have Fun While You Camp With Games From Educational Outdoors- Review And 3 Winner Giveaway!!

My family loves camping. Every year as summer approaches my children look forward to getting out in the great outdoors. It is most relaxing being away from the busyness of our everyday lives and having quality time as a family. One of the most enjoyable things we do as a family while camping is play games together. Sometimes though, playing games with young children can be a bit frustrating. As adults we like games to be both challenging and fun.


Educational Outdoors offers the most wonderful games suited for both the young and old alike. I was given the opportunity to review 3 of these awesome games.

CAMP
CAMP is a trivia game full of fun facts about the great outdoors. There are 4 levels of questions geared so young children can play along with adults. As your child grows in knowledge he or she can move to the next level, making this game new and exciting for years. Your child (and you) will learn everything from animal names, track marks, geography facts, where the tallest trees in the world are located, and tons of state park information! This game has over 400 questions and 99 fun facts.


My family thoroughly enjoyed playing camp together. It is always a good thing when you can have fun and learn at the same time. Since we are a home school family we can even incorporate this game into our curriculum. My kids will love that!

I also want to mention that CAMP has won the iParenting Award, Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award, Gold Award from the Family Review Center, and was rated one of the 100 Best Children's Products by Dr. Toy!!

Watch this commercial about CAMP:

Okay, I have to laugh at the Mom on the computer! ;-)

CAMP TRAVEL EDITION


CAMP also comes in a smaller travel sized edition great for the car. Kids don't need to be watching DVDs while traveling...they can have fun and learn while playing CAMP. My 8 and 9 year old have been enjoying CAMP travel edition even on short trips around town. I love it!

CAMP travel edition comes is a sturdy wooden box and has attached game board, spinner and decoder. There are 50 question cards and 4 player pieces.

SMORES
Another fun game that Educational Outdoors offers is SMORES. SMORES is a unique card game designed for up to 6 multi-level players. The object of the game is to build your s'more before your opponents. Players get a higher point value based on the quality of s’more ingredients. First player to collect all 4 ingredient cards and call out “S’more!”, wins.

My children LOVED the game SMORES. During the game you can trade one of your opponents cards with your own. This is great because they may have been on the verge of creating their s'more and you might just take one of their main ingredient cards! This game is simple yet lots of fun.

Our 9 year old son won the game!

About Educational Outdoors:
(From their site)
Education Outdoors Inc. was created by Tim Paczesny in 2005. Before Education Outdoors, Tim had founded a non-profit organization called “The League of Extraordinary Outdoorsmen”. The League organized a family fishing day once a year that was held during the free fishing weekend in Michigan. During this event, Tim realized the need to educate children and their families about the outdoors. The motivating factor to this initial realization occurred while Tim was gathering Morel mushrooms with his wife and two daughters in Northern Michigan. Tim’s daughter noticed an animal track on the ground and asked her dad what it could be. He told her that it was a raccoon track. “Dad, how did you learn all the things you know about nature?” With that question, Education Outdoors Inc. was created and its first educational board game was about to be developed. During the winter of 2005 and into 2006, Tim was dedicated to making his dream become a reality. He finished 400 questions and 100 fun facts about animals and the great outdoors. This completed the first game called “Camp— The Game That Grows With You”.


Would you like to own one of these great educational games for your family?


BUY IT: You can purchase Educational Outdoors CAMP, CAMP travel edition, SMORES and their other educational games at Cabela's, REI, Borders, and more. Click here to find a store near you.

WIN IT: Educational Outdoors is giving 3 prizes to 3 of my lucky readers!

1st Prize- CAMP board game $24.99 Value

2nd Prize- CAMP travel edition $19.99 Value

3rd Prize- SMORES the card game $5.95 Value

Here is how to enter:
First Mandatory entry:

Visit Educational Outdoors and tell me the name of one of the other products that they sell.

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Thank you to Educational Outdoors who provided me with the product for review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received to conduct this review and giveaway.

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