Age level: Preschool, Early Elementary
Description: Crazy Cereal is an electronic game that works on color recognition and fine motor skills in an incredibly unique way that many of my students find highly motivating. It can be played with two players, and playing time is about five minutes, which is great for learner with shorter attention spans.
The goal of the game is to use the color-changing spoon to dip into the cereal bowl and find the matching cereal piece.
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Skills & Modifications: This is a difficult game to modify. The only modification I have made for students is to reduce the number of cereal pieces in the bowl.
Color Recognition/Matching – This is a unique way to practice color recognition. The spoon changes color, and each player must quickly find a match. Watch out for the color flash free-for-all when players can grab any cereal pieces they want!
Fine Motor Skills – Crazy Cereal provides lots of opportunities to practice scooping food with a spoon and moving it the food to another bowl. If your learner is motivated by objects that light up, this might be a great option for working on fine motor skills.
Quick Responding – The spoon changes color quite quickly, so your learner must respond quickly if they want to win the game.
Pros: Many of my students love the electronic spoon, and it’s motivating enough to get them focused on the skills required to play the game.
Cons: My only complaint about this game is that you can’t adjust the setting for how quickly the color changes on the spoon.
Cost: $24.99 You should invest in this game if: you are seeking unique ways to work on playing with speed, looking for fun games for siblings to play together, or trying to find new ways to practice color recognition.
ABLLS: A10, A19, B7, K15, V4
VB-MAPP: VP-MTS 7
Crazy Cereal was provided to me for free by the company Educational Insights to write about here. This did not influence my opinions on the toy. The thoughts and ideas above are all my own.