We’re gearing up for Christmas and although it’s still a few weeks away our children are definitely getting into the festive spirit.
I do love the run up to Christmas almost as much as the day itself. There’s so much to enjoy…if you can keep on top of the shopping, wrapping and endless planning!
The children’s desire to celebrate Christmas getting nearer has been helped by a brand new game which they have really loved playing.
Christmas Surprises from Orchard Toys is a lovely game which actually has two games in one box which was a nice surprise.
Game one is to help Father Christmas to collect presents for his sack. Roll a dice and pick a present – it’s a race to fill the Christmas sack. The children played the game over and over, and a really nice touch is that you can find out what presents are in the sack by turning over the cards at the end of the game.
The second game is suited to younger children with a colour matching game where you collect baubles for the Christmas Tree. It was lovely to see the children enjoying the game and playing happily together thinking about the presents they would like to get this year.
Orchard Toys have a strong focus on the educational benefits of play and this game helps children develop shape and matching skills and colour recognition. I really liked how my older children helped my youngest spot the presents that he needed and he was able to grow in confidence naming the shapes.
You can find out more about Christmas Surprises from Orchard Toys at their website.
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We received a copy of Christmas Surprises for the purposes of this review, but our views are our own.