I love card games. I also love animals and conservation. Naturally, when I heard about Zoo Webs, Wild Animal Conservation Card Game, I was interested in working with them. This post is sponsored by Zoo Webs but all opinions expressed are my own.
Wild Animal Conservation Card Game
Do you love animals and playing educational games with your kids that keep you entertained as well? Then, Zoo Webs is for you. The Zoo Webs card game is kind of like a card game, kind of like a puzzle. There is strategy and luck involved and as you play, you can learn the names of all kinds of exotic animals and four facts about them. Plus, there are seven ways to play with one deck of cards! So if you master one way, you can move up to a more challenging way. The other day, my son, myself, and his grandfather played several rounds and it was entertaining for all three generations. Zoo Webs develops problem solving skills in a way that is accessible to preschoolers, enjoyable to kids, but is also challenging to parents.
Zoo Webs is for 1-6 players, lasts 5-30 minutes, and is great for ages 5+.
Zoo Webs Is An Educational Card Game
Each Zoo Webs card (and there are currently projected to be 96 animal cards) features a wild animal and around each edge of the card there are four facts about the animal. The facts fall into four color coded categories: conservation status, world region, diet, and classification. So as kids play, the become familiar with species name, what the animal eats (ominvore, carnivore, herbivore), where the animal lives (continents), conservation status (least concern, near threatened, vunerable, endangered, and critcally endangered), and what the animal classification is (invertebrate, fish, bird, amphibian, mammal, and reptile).
As you can see, there is a lot of information that can be picked up while playing the game but the great thing is, you don’t have to know the information to play. Since there are seven ways to play, preschoolers can play the game, just by matching the edges of cards to other edges of cards in a puzzle like way. For older children, you can choose games with more strategy. I love knowing that my son is learning as he plays the animal conservation card game! The cards also great conversation starters about places we like to visit and how we can help save animal populations.
So, you agree that this educational card game sounds like loads of fun and you want one? Great! The Zoo Webs card game has been designed by a five-year-old wildlife guru and his daddy who is a high school teacher. They have a kickstarter project right now so you can help them make this dream a reality and there are some amazing benefits for backing this project (and backers get to a pdf so they can print the game and get started right away!) Learn more here. You may also want to follow Zoo Webs on Twitter. After all, Zoo Webs is pretty awesome!