Game On! #6: HABA’s Bubble Bath Bunny

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Bring bath time to the table!

Bubble Bath Bunny needs help finding his toys; but hold up. There are three different ways to play this game, and whether you’re using your memory or plain luck, you’ll be splashing around just to find the right toy!
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Contents
1 bath tub (game box)
4 cardboard inserts
1 water surface
1 Bubble Bath Bunny cutouts
2 duckie cutouts
12 tiles
1 die

Recommended Age
2-4 players, aged 2 and above

Before We Begin…
Bubble Bath Bunny allows you to play in three different ways; but before you start on any, you’d need to build up the bath tub first! Simply slot the cardboard inserts as shown on the picture on the left, and then rest the water surface on top as shown on the right. 
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GAME #1: WHERE ARE BUBBLE BATH BUNNY’S TOYS?

Great for Developing…
– Memory

Before We Begin…
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Slot the Bubble Bath Bunny and his two rubber ducks into the exact positions shown in the picture. Scatter the tiles face down on the water surface.

Game Play
Oh no! All of Bubble Bath Bunny’s toys have disappeared in the suds- who can help him find them?

Each player takes turns throwing the die – what does it show?

A Colour?
The player tries to find a tile with the same colour from the water surface. This can be based on memory, or just pure luck.

A Toy?
It could be a bucket, whale or a boat; just like the colour, the player has to uncover a matching tile based on either his memory or a guess. Does it match?

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Great, if it matches, the player gets to keep the tile. Otherwise, try and remember what it was before turning it back over onto the water surface.

The game is over as soon as all the toys have been found. Whoever has the highest stack of tiles wins!

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GAME #2: WHAT’S FLOATING ON THE WATER?

Great for Developing…
– Social integration
– Communicative skills

Before We Begin…
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Slot the Bubble Bath Bunny and his two rubber ducks into the exact positions shown in the picture. Scatter the tiles face down on the water surface.

Game Play
There’s no telling what’s floating around Bubble Bath Bunny! During each player’s turn, he picks up a tile, looks at it without letting anyone else see or know what it is, and then turns to the player on his left and asks,

‘What’s on my tile? A bucket, a whale, or a boat?’

In this wacky game of guess and tell, there is really no knowing just who might win! Players get to keep the tiles whenever they make a correct guess; otherwise, it disappears into the slot behind, never to be seen again!

(Play tip: Shy players may use the die to show their guesses instead of saying it out.)
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Oh dear – looks like this tile’s going back in the suds!

The game is over when there are no more tiles on the water surface. Whoever has the highest stack of tiles then wins!

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GAME #3: WHAT IS BUBBLE BATH BUNNY TAKING WITH HIM TO THE BATH TUB?

Great for Developing…
– Language
– Memory
– Verbal and communicative skills

Game Play
What a mouthful this is, and we’re only just getting started!You may put all game materials away as we will be relying solely on our creativity, language, and memory for this one!

In this kooky version of Bubble Bath Bunny, players take turns expanding the sentence ‘Bubble Bath Bunny takes a _____ with him into the bath tub‘, one item at a time, until someone messes up the sequence.

For instance, the first player says:
Bubble Bath Bunny takes a towel with him into the bath tub.’

The second player then has to add an item to that sentence by saying, for example:
Bubble Bath Bunny takes a bucket and a towel with him into the bath tub.’

And the third player then adds yet another item:
Bubble Bath Bunny takes a bar of soap, a bucket, and a towel with him into the bath tub.’

We’d really prefer if our little tots aren’t subjected to a win-or-lose in this happy wacky version of the game; but if you must, do it by elimination such that the last person standing is the winner.

If so, don’t forget to keep the rounds going after each full game ends, so that even the eliminated players get their own fair share of play time!

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