The kidlets' favourite Easter activity (that does not involve chocolate or candy) requires concentration, a steady hand and a sense of humour.
Tower of Bunnies is a gem that I found on the shelves at Walmart for $4.
Now, I am not a Walmart fan. I know that their prices are right, but I prefer to spend a little bit more to support local, small business and know that my purchases were not made by children in sweatshop factories in developing countries. But, this game is a lot of fun.
The game come with 30 bunnies in 6 colours, clear plastic discs for making the floors of the tower, 2 carrot hooks and a die.
According to the back of the package, the players build the tower by placing 6 bunnies (one of each colour) on the perimeter of the plastic disc, and then adding another level until all the bunnies and all the discs are used. Then the players take turns rolling the die and removing a same colour bunny until the tower collapses.
Sometimes the kids play by these rules.
As I encourage my kidlets to think outside the box (and toy package), some of them have been creating their own games.
Sometimes the tower is built with all the same coloured bunnies on each level until it gets so tall that it comes tumbling down amid peals of laughter.
I was told that these were robo-rabbits on a mission. The focus of the mission was a bit nebulous - the save the world, or destroy the world ... or both!
I love this game.
I love the focus that it requires. I love the fine motor skill development. I love the camaraderie. I love the fodder for the imagination. I love the laughter. I love this game. Even if it is from Walmart!