Keekee the Rocking Monkey
Keekee the Rocking Monkey is a fun game by Blue Orange Games that teaches kids about size, weight, balance, and momentum. It also gives younger kids practice with their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Keekee the Rocking Monkey is marketed for ages 3+ and 1-6 players.
I'm thrilled to have this in my game collection. It's very well done and tons of fun! Players take turns adding pieces for Keekee to hold. The goal is to be the last person to place a piece successfully without causing it or any other pieces to fall.
If Keekee drops anything or falls over, the previous player (last one to successfully place a piece) wins! Alternatively, you could play elimination style and just the player who was unsuccessful is out. All the dropped pieces are collected and play continues. For solo mode, see if you can get Keekee to hold all the pieces without dropping any.
To maximise the educational value of the game, talk about the size and weight of the pieces as you play. Comment upon how well Keekee is balancing on the banana and ask the child where they think a piece should be placed to help Keekee be more balanced.
You can purchase Keekee the Rocking Monkey here. Here's to more fun, laughter, and family time in 2021! Enjoy it!