Where’s My Cupcake? The answer to this would normally be followed by in HoniesKitchen, because like many families with young children, cupcakes are something we like to bake
every now and then as often as we can!
It is a game for children (and big kids like HonieDaddy and Me) of 3+ and is suitable for 2-4 players. This game has been played lots of times by us now (sometimes several times a day) as K’Boo (the 5 year old games expert of the family) is absolutely in love with it.
It’s a game that encourages children to share and be polite, as well as to use their skills in finding pairs, by sheer luck or by using their memory. They will get very excited as they build a tower of successful pairs and part of the game is to offer cakes to other players if you are unable to match and another player has the opportunity saying …
“Would you like a cupcake”
The response naturally is …
“Oh yes thank you”
This game is typically Orchard Toys, with very colourful, thick card pieces that will encourage your children to play for many years to come and still be in good condition to pass on when they have outgrown it.
The game comes with a guide to all of the cupcakes, to help your children remember which ones there are to pair up to and a lovely cupcake recipe on the reverse showing you how to make and ice your own cupcakes. Also included are 4 colourful plate boards, 40 fabulously decorated cupcake cards and an instruction leaflet.
The Educational Guide says it encorages communication, sharing and playing together and has been designed for:
- Encouraging observation, matching and counting skills
- Link with Early Learning Goals and National Curriculum Key Stage 1
- Develop social communication, sharing co-operation and manners
I have to agree that they tick all the boxes and that this game is fun for all ages from 3 upwards.
Making the cupcakes gives an added element of education in the kitchen and I wholeheartedly recommend involving the children as an extended lesson: in numeracy (measuring and counting the ingredients); literacy & communication skills (following the recipe and discussing what’s needed); science (mixing and watching the ingredients take form and change shape). Besides which its a lot a fun and a nice tasty treat.
The verdict is an absolutely, most definitely HonieLikes!
If you would like to win one of these games for your children, then all you have to do to enter the competition is:
- Search for an easy cupcake recipe on my blog (via HoniesKitchen in the menu up there, if you are stuck)
- ‘Like’ that post (and this one) and ‘maybe’ make some cupcakes.
- Please ‘do’ leave a comment on this blog telling me about your favourite cup cakes. You can even post a link to a photo if you like.
- So thats Like this post
- Like the other cupcake post (you can find in HoniesKitchen)
- Leave a comment about your favourite cupcakes on this blog post
The competition is open until Sunday, 17th June at 9.00pm – so plenty of time to bake some yummy cup cakes if you like and tell me about them here (dont forget to ‘like’ the cupcake recipe post and this one).
Sorry, open to UK entries only.
There is a link there for a perfect buttercream recipe also on my blog (with measurements according to the size and number of your cake) if you want to use for this or future cake making.
Good Luck and have fun :o
Of course you could follow me on Twitter (@honieBuk) and my blog (over in the right hand column of this page), that would be nice – but it’s your choice!
You could also follow Linda at @OrchardToys which I would recommend – but again, your choice!
Check out ‘Where’s My Cupcake” or Orchard Toys website along with lots of other fabulous games and jigsaws for children of all ages.