Why is it that children find gross things amusing? I try and think back to when I was a child. I didn’t find gross stuff funny. Maybe that was because I was raised to be very “prim and proper” by my very “old school” parents.
I work with children from 1st to 7th grades. Every day I get to experience (not willingly) their peculiar sense of humor which includes burps and farts. Just last week the boys AND girls were doing “arm farts” to see who could do it the grossest and loudest. Really kids? You find THAT amusing? Sigh…
A new game by the makers of Find It have taken a cue from what kids find amusing and created an identity game called Fit It Eww Gross.
What is a Find It Game you might ask? It’s an ingenious game idea that a self-contained game that you can take with you where ever you go. It can be played with others, or enjoyed on your own.
According to the manufacturer;
In every version of the Find It® game, you will find brightly colored pellets plus 40 or so small items that follow a specific theme. The items are listed on top of the game for easy reference. Some are easy to find; others a bit harder. Twist, spin, shake or tap the filled container to spot the hidden items – in alphabetical order, smallest to largest, fastest to slowest, etc. It sounds easy, but it’s a challenge for any age – there are so many ways to play a Find It® Game!
There are several Find It Games to choose from;
- Find It Made in Washington
- Find It Pirates
- Find It Wildlife
- Find It Dino
- Find It at the Beach
- Find It Starry Night
- Find It Discover America
- Find It Glitz and Glamour
- Find It Kids
- Find It Original
There are several most including the one I was sent to review – Find It EWW Gross!
The games might be geared more towards kid (especially EWW Gross!) but adults can enjoy them too.
Unlike other games, Find It Games offers families more than one way to play their games which means you won’t be easily bored by the game.
Here are just a few suggestions from the Find It website on the various ways to play.
- Time yourself to see how long it takes to find all the items
- Find the letters alphabetically (Kids & Deluxe versions)
- Spell words or practice for a spelling test with your kids
- Find the objects alphabetically
- Look up and find fun facts of all the animals (Zoo, Beach & Bird versions)
- Write a story with the objects you find in 5 minutes in the order you found them
I have found myself just looking at the game and not really playing at all. I simply try and see what items I can find when I shake it and turn it around.
The Find It EWW Gross! Game contains every day items that most people find gross including ear wax on a cotton swab (one of the easiest objects to find due to it’s size), maggot, road kill, broccoli, chewed gum, dandruff, spider, roach, fish bones, rat droppings, eye ball and slug – just to name a few. I believe there are over 40 items in all. I have played this games numerous times and there are several items I have yet to find.
What I really like about this game is that the pieces (except the cards) are self contained. You don’t have to worry about a mess or pieces going missing. It’s an ideal game for long car trips, camping and summer camp.
Believe it or not, these types of games (even if the objects are questionable) help to promote focus and concentration. You need to focus to locate the items hidden in the colorful beads and you need to concentrate to look for specific items or to recall where you saw an item last.
As we age we need to engage out brains in a variety of activities to prevent things like dementia. Games like this certainly help to engage our brains – and they are fun!
I’ve shared this game with the kids I work with and they love it. This is one of the games that I keep in a tote bag in my car so I can bring it to the different sites I work at. The kids keep requesting that I bring the game back in (especially my 4th – 7th graders). It’s been a popular game with them. They too sometimes don’t even play a traditional game but rather see how many things they can find personally.
I have ever heard a few kids utter “Eww gross!” LOL!
This is a fun game. In fact, I’m interested in getting another Find It Game or two.
What do you think about Find It Games or Find It EWW Gross! Do they look like something your family would enjoy?
*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.