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Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game - Pancake Pile-up! is a fun way to build comprehension and motor skills. Help your customers get just what they ordered by racing the other servers to the grill "relay style" and piling up pancakes in precisely the right order. The first player (or team) to find 'em, stack 'em and serve 'em up topped with a pat of butter wins the game. This relay race game includes 10 pancakes in five different flavors (blueberry, strawberry, banana, chocolate chip and plain); two pats of butter; two plates; two spatulas; 10 order cards; griddle game board (inside box bottom) and a guide. It is designed for children in grades pre-kindergarten and ages 4 and up. It is not recommended for children age of 3 and under because of the small parts.

  • Develops gross motor skills, balance, and coordination
  • Teaches following a sequence, a beginning math skill
  • Encourages social skills from teamwork to being a good sport
  • Players race, relay-style, to stack and serve the pile of pancakes that matches their menu cards
  • Fun and physical - a great energy outlet!
  • Active-play game builds skills for school success
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Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (24)
  • Fun (24)
  • Interactive (22)
  • Entertaining (21)
  • Educational (20)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Children (19)
  • Family (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (15), Educator (7), Child care provider (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pancake pile up is such a fun cute game.

I received this as a review item. All views are my own.

I had been looking at games that both boys could play together. They are at different stages which...Read complete review

I received this as a review item. All views are my own.

I had been looking at games that both boys could play together. They are at different stages which makes it hard. I also need to make sure it was for two or more players. The twin next door are over alot and I need to make sure they are able to play too.

When I got asked to review this super cute game little did I know it would be a huge hit on our street. Pancake pile up is such a fun cute game. It is a mix of matching, following directions, and teamwork.

Made for two or more players make sure it is an even number. What I love about this game in a mom point of view is it gets them up moving and worn out. This can even be use with larger group of kids.

I bought it outside got the kids together. It was a blast. It is the one game they all can play. I bring it out right before bed to get the kids worn out and ready for bed. Pancake pile up is a relay race to match your stack to the pic.

No reading necessary for this game. Easy to play game thats a ton of fun. Now if you are worried they will grow out of it here are some tips. lay out an obstacle course making harder to keep the pancakes on your spatchula. As your child grows make the distance longer.

This game is one you can really add to for even more fun. I also love that the box is used as part of the game. Unlike most kids games the parts are well made and will last for years. I was really surprised with this game.

I recommend this game for all families and ages. You will have the kids on your street begging to come play.

Here is more on Pancake pile up:

The Big Idea
Order up! It's a busy day at the diner, so don't dilly-dally. Help your customers get just what they ordered by racing the other servers to the grill, relay style, and piling up pancakes in precisely the right order in this stack 'em high, serve 'em up, relay race game!

Shh… They're learning!
Develops gross motor skills, balance, and coordination
Teaches following a sequence, a beginning math skill
Encourages social skills from teamwork to being a good sport

Cut to the Chase
Players race, relay-style, to stack and serve the pile of pancakes that matches their menu cards
Fun and physical – a great energy outlet!
Active-play game builds skills for school success

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doubles as great toy for pretend play

My 6 year old daughter was excited about playing with this toy as instructed, as a game. My 3 year old daughter wanted to use the pancakes as part of stash of pretend...Read complete review

My 6 year old daughter was excited about playing with this toy as instructed, as a game. My 3 year old daughter wanted to use the pancakes as part of stash of pretend food. My 1 year old son wanted to take the cards, eat them, and scatter them all over the place. It's a great toy to play as intended for relay races if kids are old enough to be interested in playing with it that way. Otherwise, it's a also is good for pretend play, which is how our set is now used. My 3 year old asks everyone what kind of pancake they would like, then cooks it up in her pretend kitchen, and serves it to us.

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5.0

Fun way to get your kids moving!

By 

from New York City

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Easy To Play
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Children
    • Family

    Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

    My 4 and 5-year olds really love this game. They already spend a lot of time playing kitchen and restaurant and this is a super fun spin on those things! Also, it is a great game for rainy or cold days inside the house because it gets them moving and expending some of their energy. Another thing I like about it is you can adjust how you play depending on the number of players and their ages - it can be a fun game for a group or just two kids, and just stacking the pancakes without following the menu is pretty fun for my 4-year old!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great product, kids ask to play with it.

    By 

    from Hillsborough NC

    About Me Educator

    Pros

    • Easy To Play
    • Entertaining
    • Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

      I am a speech language pathologist and this game was a big hit with my preschool thru 2nd graders. I used it to work on following instructions and sequencing, AND as a reward game. The kids loved it and ask to play it. For the 2nd graders we worked on visual memory to make it little bit more challenging.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      My kids' favorite game

      By 

      from Palos Verdes, CA

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Easy To Play
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Children
        • Family

        Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

        This is Mom of 3. A week later, I've now taken the time to show my 3 year old how to play the game while the other 2 kids were out, and she LOVES playing it as intended. She even likes racing across the room with the pancakes on the spatula (she uses her other hand to keep it in place) and putting them in order, then serving the order up to her pretend customers. It has now replaced Candyland as her favorite game and she is asking to play with it everyday. My 6 year old still likes, it, too. My 1 year old tries to eat the pancakes. Overall, it's a great game for the family.

         
        5.0

        Awesome and so much fun!

        By 

        from Jacksonville FL

        About Me Parent

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Easy To Play
        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive
        • Thought Provoking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Children
          • Family

          Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

          Wonderful and so engaging. My daughter has been bugging us for games for her age. We have had some difficulty finding some that we think would be best for her, but this was perfect. She has some other little games gifted to her but none that keep her mind going like this one does. She has to see a pattern and then repeat instead of just grabbing whatever she wants which keeps her and even us engaged. It really is fun for all of us and great for a game night . It also helps her with her cordination which, as a 3 year old, is always helpful. Extremely happy with this toy and would definitely recommend it to friends and family with younger children.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Doubles as great toy for pretend play

          By 

          from Palos Verdes, CA

          About Me Parent

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Easy To Play
          • Entertaining
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Children
            • Family

            Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

            My 6 year old daughter was excited about playing with this toy as instructed, as a game. My 3 year old daughter wanted to use the pancakes as part of stash of pretend food. My 1 year old son wanted to take the cards, eat them, and scatter them all over the place. It's a great toy to play as intended for relay races if kids are old enough to be interested in playing with it that way. Otherwise, it's a also is good for pretend play, which is how our set is now used. My 3 year old asks everyone what kind of pancake they would like, then cooks it up in her pretend kitchen, and serves it to us.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            So adorable and fun!

            By 

            from Hinsdale, IL

            Pros

            • Easy To Play
            • Educational
            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive
            • Thought Provoking

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Children
              • Family

              Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

              Such a cute and fun toy! Very visually appealing. Definitely for kids with good motor control. 4-years old is the youngest you could really go with this toy. I had a 3 1/2 and a 5-year old play, and the younger one had a hard time keeping the pancakes on the spatula during the relay. It's plastic on plastic, which makes it hard to keep the pancakes on the spatula, but that's the whole point of the relay really. Any sort of rubber gripping would make the game too easy. Adorable and can't wait to have it out for a playdate!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              So Fun!

              By 

              from Brooklyn Park, MN

              About Me Educator, Parent

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Easy To Play
              • Educational
              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Interactive
              • Thought Provoking

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Children
                • Family

                Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                This game was so fun for my five year old son to play with us. It was fast paced and had us up and moving.Our daughter (almost 2) enjoyed "playing" as well. Pancake Pile Up will quickly become a family favorite!
                Pancake Pile Up can be played with 2 -12 players. It would be very fun to play this game with a larger group of kids - maybe at a birthday party. The game pieces are study and durable.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Relay Race Fun!

                By 

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Child Care Provider, Parent

                Pros

                • Easy To Play
                • Educational
                • Entertaining
                • Fun
                • Thought Provoking

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Children
                  • Family

                  Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                  First off, I love the packaging. It's fun, bright and it's sturdy and compact. It comes with spatulas, cute pancakes and tiny butters, menu cards and sturdy paper plates. It's all made very well.

                  I care for kids ranging from 2-7 and the love playing this game. We love to play this as a family. Race to be the first to stack your pancakes in the sequence the menu card shows by balancing them on the spatula and carefully placing them on plate. It's very simple and lots of fun.

                  I think this would be a good gift for a girl or boy ranging from 3-7 years old.

                   
                  5.0

                  So much fun!

                  By 

                  from Lafayette, LA

                  Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                  What a blast! We're absolutely in love with Pancake Pileup and love playing it as a family. The game is really well done and is fun for all of us. I foresee many rounds of hearing "order up!" in our future!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  FUN game for a small group or to be played at a SLEEPOVER!

                  By 

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Educator, Parent

                  Pros

                  • Can Withstand Use
                  • Easy To Play
                  • Educational
                  • Entertaining
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive
                  • Thought Provoking

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Children
                    • Family

                    Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                    Pancake Pile Up is a great game to be played on Family Game Night or even at a birthday party!

                    This game is an excellent way to get the family together to have fun and practice some very important skills, including gross motor skills (coordination and balance), following directions, counting and much more.

                    First impression: As always, I am impressed by this Educational Insights game! The box is sturdy and the pieces are colorful, detailed, and well made. I was excited to get playing!

                    While playing: We played this game with my 3 year old son and my nieces, ages 7 and 10. We split up into two teams. The object of the game is to look at your order card and work with your teammates to replicate the pancake order shown on the card - racing from the griddle to the plate in a replay race fashion!

                    Thoughts:
                    *This game was really fun! It was great for my non-reading son and well as my older nieces. AND it can be played with a larger group, broken into two teams. So I can imagine this would be super fun for a sleepover game or even a birthday party!

                    *As an educator, I appreciated the skills that were reinforced while playing this game, including:
                    Sequence - following the order of the pancakes on the plate
                    Teamwork - working with a team to complete a task
                    Role playing - pretend play at a busy restaurant
                    Counting - you can count the pancakes on the plates
                    Motor Skills - balance - balancing the pancakes on the plate
                    Following directions - looking at the card and following the "directions" shown on the cards

                    I loved this game and so did the kids! I will definitely add this game to my list of "Birthday Party Gifts" for future parties we attend.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Cute game!! Gets then moving around.

                    By 

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Avid Gamer, Parent, Thrifty

                    Pros

                    • Can Withstand Use
                    • Easy To Play
                    • Entertaining
                    • Fun
                    • Interactive
                    • Thought Provoking

                    Cons

                    • Spatula Could Be A Littl Wider

                    Best Uses

                    • Family

                    Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                    Very easy to explain to young children. Fun for the family. Gets everyone up and moving. We played it as a relay, kids used the spatula but adults had to balance the pancake on our head. Lots of giggles came from my house today!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Pancake pile up relay game

                    By 

                    from Champlin, MN

                    About Me Parent

                    Pros

                    • Educational
                    • Entertaining
                    • Fun
                    • Interactive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Children
                      • Family

                      Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                      Pancake pile up is a super fun innovative game. Both my kids who are 4 & 7 loved playing the game. This game held their attention for 30-60 minutes at a time and was very easy to understand how to play. Then they found other uses for the game components of the game. My daughter played server and used the pancakes for customers in her imaginary restaurant etc. I would recommended this game to everyone. This would be a great birthday party game as well!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      4.0

                      Get their bodies and competitive spirits moving

                      By 

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Parent

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Play
                      • Entertaining
                      • Fun
                      • Interactive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family

                        Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                        Pancake Pile-Up was a lot of fun for us. We laughed a lot. My 5 yr old daughter is pretty competitive so this is right up her alley. I tried to cheat but she beat me anyway.
                        This is a great way to get the entire family moving and laughing. We played one vs one but I expect that with a larger group this will really get hilarious. You can obviously adjust the distance that you space the pancakes from the plates to add or decrease difficulty, which makes it fun for indoors or out. There is no reading so its appropriate for younger children.

                         
                        4.0

                        What's not to like about pancakes?!

                        By 

                        from New York

                        About Me Parent

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Play
                        • Educational
                        • Entertaining
                        • Fun
                        • Interactive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Children
                          • Family

                          Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                          A great game for children ages 4+.
                          Not only are the pancakes and spatulas really cute, but the game is educational and fun!
                          I love that it's not just a board game where you sit down and play, but that's it's interactive and more of a relay race.
                          I wish that there were more cards with various patterns on them (maybe some with just 3-4 pancakes for the younger kids) and it would be great if there were a timer so that there's the option to play against the clock instead of against someone else, but all in all this is a fantastic game that involves counting, matching, coordination, balance and plain old good fun!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          My daughter loves this!

                          By 

                          from Portland, OR

                          About Me Parent

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Play
                          • Educational
                          • Entertaining
                          • Fun
                          • Interactive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Children
                            • Family

                            Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                            My daughter loves this game. She's 4 and has had it for a year and a half. At first she just wanted to role play with the pancakes, like making me certain kinds and pretending to serve them. Later she got into playing the game by the rules. Unfortunately we haven't ever had the opportunity to play it as a relay race, just due to not having a lot of kids of the same age (old enough to understand the rules) around, but we play it racing against each other and it's fun!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                             
                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By 

                            from Torrance, CA

                            About Me Child Care Provider

                            Pros

                            • Can Withstand Use
                            • Easy To Play
                            • Educational
                            • Entertaining
                            • Fun
                            • Interactive

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Children

                            Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                            Very fun and easy to use, following game directions or creating your own colorful pancake stacks. Multiple pieces allow for multiple repetition of whatever activity is the target. Well-made and colorful for the children.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Fun!

                            By 

                            from Irvine, CA

                            Pros

                            • Can Withstand Use
                            • Easy To Play
                            • Educational
                            • Entertaining
                            • Fun
                            • Interactive
                            • Thought Provoking

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                                Easy to use, cute animation, love the easy sequencing ability. Manipulatives are adorable

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great game

                                By 

                                from Palos Veres, CA

                                About Me Educator, Speech Therapist

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Play
                                • Educational
                                • Fun
                                • Interactive
                                • Thought Provoking

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Children
                                  • Family

                                  Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                                  Loved this game.The box and materials are colorful and engaging. The children loved the movement and object of the game. Played this game with children 4 years and up to 10. The game targets many skills, expressive and receptive language, memory, and sensory. The children in my office, for speech therapy, ask to play this game often.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Fun to hold and play!

                                  By 

                                  from Fullerton, CA

                                  About Me Educator, Parent

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Can Withstand Use
                                  • Colorful
                                  • Easy To Play
                                  • Educational
                                  • Good Size
                                  • Interactive
                                  • Thought Provoking

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Children

                                    Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                                    I bought these for my 2 year old nieces. They can't quite play the game yet but it is great for improving their motor skills and for color identification.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Game!

                                    By 

                                    from Torrance, CA

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Play
                                    • Educational
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Fun
                                    • Interactive

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up Relay Race Game:

                                        I love this game! It's an easy game to set up and store, and it can help develop your child's motor planning skills, visual motor and perceptual skills, fine motor skills, communication and sportsmanship, and cognitive skills. Love it!

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