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Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in Featured, Games, Reviews and Giveaways, Toys | 42 comments

KaBAM! Educational Word Game Giveaway!!

KaBAM! Educational Word Game Giveaway!!

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The teacher in me LOVES every time I find a fun and exciting educational game. The mom in me loves when I find a game that my children enjoy.  KaBAM! from Educational Insights is a game that is sure to please everyone! KaBAM! is a game that encourages children to think quickly, as they race to build and form words. This game is PERFECT for children who are learning to read and spell, as they will be encouraged to use their existing phonics knowledge to help them win the game.

In this game, an individual player (or a team of players) draws a card and places it face up. Their opponent also draws a card. The object of the game is to see which player can combine the cards along with at least one other letter to form a word. For example, on this turn, possible winning responses could be: writer, teacher, teller, rate, etc.

I love that the cards feature a variety of letter combinations, including singular consonants and vowels, prefixes and suffixes, as well as dipthongs (vowel combinations such as ou and oi). Each game provides your child with a whole new set of word challenges, keeping the game fresh and interesting. Children will love using quick thinking and creativity to come up with new words each time they play. (and they will love it even more if they beat their parents!)

I played this game with my five year old, who is a beginning reader. We were able to play the game in a non-competitive way, as I coached her through some of the turns. I really enjoyed the flexibility this game provides me as a mother interested in doing learning activities with my children. While my children aren’t yet able to play the game as instructed, I can use this game as a curriculum tool, working with them on letter and sound recognition and basic word formation. It would be very easy to have a set of alphabet flashcards nearby during instruction with KaBAM! and have your child look through the letters to see if they could use any of them to form a word with the cards selected. When my daughter and I played, an S and a D were drawn from the deck. She was able to look through the alphabet flashcards, and determine that if she used an “A” she could make the word, “SAD.”

The game is recommended for children 7 and up, and I know that in a few years, my kids will be giving me a run for my money with this game! As a former classroom teacher, I can definitely see this game being a hit with students in 2nd-6th grade. I would have definitely used this as a center in my 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. My husband and I also played this game and enjoyed it. We were even stumped by a few combinations that we drew! (Without being able to use proper names and places, several combos were pretty tough!) Needless to say, this game is a wonderful option for kids of all ages.  You can purchase the game from the Educational Insights website, or click HERE to access the KaBAM! page directly.  At just $12.99, this game is a great value for families and teachers! (This would also make a great gift…for teachers too!) Head on over to Educational Insights and check out the wide variety of items they have to offer! Whether you are a teacher, a homeschooling parent, or simply a parent who is looking for great educational toys and products for their kids, there will be something for you!

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42 Comments

  1. Thank you for this give-away! I love Educational Insights’ products and this game looks AWESOME! :-)

  2. What a great game to giveaway- looks fun, engaging and educational! The trifecta! ; )

  3. Smenciles how cool are those!!

  4. will TIvO work?? 😉

  5. This looks like a lot of fun!!!! Thanks for the chance.

  6. This game looks like so much fun.

  7. Hi! I’d like to try the Math Modular Flip Cards. I think my children would really benefit from something like that. :)

    Kind Regards,
    Anna

  8. My letters are TI and O and my word is motion.

  9. My girls would love this game! Thank you for offering it!

  10. I like the foam map puzzle, my daughter would love that! And my word is Tico (one of the Dora characters lol, think I spelled it right?)

  11. Tito…it may not be a real word but it’s what I call my husband!!

  12. most of the games look fun and educational. i really thought the sneaky snacky squirrel games looked cute and fun

  13. my word is educational

  14. My babies would love to try the playfoam they have!! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

  15. I love the games and so do the kids!

  16. My word is opposition. This was hard, but fun!

  17. From EI I would like to have the game BLURT! This looks a lot of fun and laughter.

  18. I would love to try the Heximos! we played triominos all the time when we were kids!

  19. Emotion!

  20. Time and money games look super educational, as well as kaBam.

  21. I like their rain or shine daily temperature charts- I’m a teacher and these would be helpful!

  22. TI and O…how about operative. This looks like a fun game!

  23. I would love to try Blurt!! This game looks like tons of fun, and my students would have a blast with it.

  24. My word would have to be motivation!!

  25. I really like the hot dots. And have been thinking of ordering some for my daughter.

  26. Kabam looks so fun, my students would love it!! I would also like to see a giveaway for the “Word Show” game, very interactive!

  27. I love the Blurt game!

  28. OpTIon :)

  29. would like to try their phonics firefly

  30. tico

  31. I like the versa pegs!

  32. How about motion!

  33. i like Picture Perfect

  34. option

  35. E-Z as ABC® Game Set

  36. jeopardy looks awesome!

  37. I like their PlayBrix Cardboard Building Bricks

  38. looks like a lot of fun!

  39. This looks fun thanks for the giveaway

  40. I would love to win this for my kids :)

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