Learning Resources Avalanche Fruit Stand Review

by Chrystal Johnson on October 31, 2012

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There’s no better way for young children to learn than through play – and teaching about healthy eating habits is no different. If you can make learning fun, there’s no limit to how much your children will want to continue learning.

So were excited to receive the Avalanche Fruit Stand game from Learning Resources – it looked like so much fun!

It’s easy to play, and recommended for children 3 and up. All you have to do is spin the wheel and use the jumbo tweezers to pick a piece of fruit, which is that color, off of the stand without causing an avalanche. The first person to collect one of each fruit wins!

Kaylee loves using jumbo tweezers (she had some already from a bug hunt we went on), so I knew this would be the perfect game for her. She’s almost 3, so we’re working on developing fine motor skills, like the pincer grasp, which prepares children for handwriting. It’s also good for practicing patience skills.

For younger children, the game reinforces fruit and color vocabulary words. It would even be good for teachers, occupational therapists and specialists.

The game is fun too. It’s like a younger kids version of Jenga, a game I loved as a child, so it’s even fun for me to play with the girls.

If you have younger children who still put things in their mouth, you’ll want to be sure to supervise when this game is played as the fruit pieces are just the right size for choking. I’m so glad we’re past that phase!

Overall, we’re very happy with the Avalanche Fruit Stand game, and would recommend it as a great Christmas gift for children 3+.



About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Becky Worthman October 31, 2012 at 8:43 pm

This game is so colourful and thanks for the review. It is true we can teach our kids even through fun games!


2 Phoenix November 2, 2012 at 1:30 am

I love the vibrant colours. This looks like a lot of fun.


3 marthalynn November 2, 2012 at 8:01 am

This looks like such a great game! I’m looking for items to help my son develop his fine motor skills and this is perfect. I want to set him up for good handwriting skills. Thanks for telling me about this!


4 nicole lewis
Twitter: nicolelewis33
November 2, 2012 at 8:23 am

My daughter would love this game. I will be adding it to her christmas gifts. Thanks for the awesome info as usual!


5 Georgette
Twitter: LadyGDuran
November 2, 2012 at 8:50 am

Colorful is good with kids- keeps their attention! I think that’s a great way for them to pick up skills at a young age. Again, I hadn’t realized that they make such a great gift, and an educational one at that.


6 Jennifer Johansen November 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

My four year old would LOVE this. It’d be really hard to keep my 20 month old away from it, too, at that!


7 krista grandstaff November 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

This looks like a really cute game… learn a bit and have some fun too :)


8 Jennifer November 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Cute game. It would be awesome if they were wooden, are they?


9 Chrystal Johnson November 6, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Nope, I wish they were wooden, but these ones are plastic.


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