Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Shake It Up!

Shake It Up!

Spring 2011 Games
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: GrandCamp Adventures
Price: $16.99

"Halt! What's the secret hand shake?" That's the question; and you create the answer. Shake It Up! by GrandCamp Adventures is a game in which family members, specifically grandchildren and grandparents, bond by playing three handshake games. In game one, Shake It Up Secret Family Handshake, players choose the movements that they'd like to have in their secret handshake. Difficulty can be varied by the number of moves that players choose to include. In game two, Shake It Up Memory, players start with one movement and successively add movements making the handshake longer and longer. When a player fails to repeat the sequence correctly, they are "out." The last player standing after all gestures selected have been completed is the winner. Game three is the Shake It Up Storybook Puzzle; each of the twenty-four gesture cards also serves as a puzzle piece. Once correctly assembled, they form a picture where the family is greeted as above by the castle guard.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

Look for this product at:
GrandCamp Adventures
Major, Specialty & Online Retailers

Share This