I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Friday, April 3, 2009

A game named after a fruit

We have a new learning game at our house. We love bananas at our house so it seemed like a fitting game. I had heard about it on two homeschooling blogs that I read and so decided to purchase it and give it a try. It's like scrabble only different. Ha! You can play alone or with others making it perfect whether you have one child or five.

The idea is to take out 21 tiles. You then have to make a crossword using all of your tiles. If you are playing with other people you try to beat them. When a child is done then the adult checks to see if all of the words are spelled correctly. If they aren't then all of that child's tiles are put back into the "bunch" and they have to start over with new tiles.

It is great spelling and vocabulary practice. Can you see the deep thought?

All ages can play. Emma's words were shorter for the most part than those of the older kids.

Bub didn't want me to look at his until we was COMPLETELY done.

Hmmm, someone spelled square in their crossword backwards. Is that legal?
I love that all of the tiles store in the pouch and it's easily portable. We took it on our recent coast trip and it hardly took up any room. You can purchase it on Amazon and it was reasonably priced at less than $15. This is not an official review, we just really like the game.


Pam said...

We are a Bananagrams family, too!

Mommyof4 said...

That looks like FUN! I'm gonna have to look into that. So you just have ONE game and there's enough tiles for ALL the kiddos??

heartchild said...

There are 140 tiles in the bag so you can have probably up to 5 or 6 players with some left for if anyone has to pick new ones.