This is the toddler-friendly edition of Animal Upon Animal, a stacking game similar to Jenga but way more fun for young kids. In the game, you stack different wooden animal figurines on top of each other, trying to see how high you can stack them before it all comes crashing down. This game develops your child’s executive functioning skills as they learn they’ll need to be patient and use creative problem-solving in order to get their animals to stack without falling down.
But even when the stack does come crashing down? Giggles all around.
This game is simple enough for young kids to play independently, which is perfect if you need a few minutes to yourself to make an important phone call, take a bathroom break, or sneak a piece of chocolate from your secret stash (I won’t judge).
And unlike some other stacking games for kids that are made with low-quality plastic, these sturdy wooden pieces are made to last. Our copy of this game has lasted through four toddlers! (Side note: This game is made by the same company who makes First Orchard, which my kids also love.)
Note: The regular version of Animal Upon Animal is one of my family’s favorite board games for young kids. But if your child tends to put small objects in their mouth, I recommend starting out with this First Animal Upon Animal edition because it has larger game pieces perfect for younger toddlers.
From the Manufacturer
There’s pandemonium on the farm! Who can stack the hen on top of the sheep? And is there any space left for the dog?
This simplified version of HABA’s classic game is made especially for the needs of toddlers and preschoolers. This is a great first game for children to learn the rules and structure of organized play. The game includes two stacking game variations and a cooperative game variation.
This game is also the winner of six prestigious toy awards including the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and Dr. Toy Best 100 Children’s Products.