High Quality Sorting Game About Fruits and Veggies
It's rare to find such a wholesome, clean and high quality app in the "free" part of the apps marketplace. Awesome Eats is a wacky sorting game that makes playing with vegetables fun. But it also teaches kids about healthy eating by introducing them to over 50 vegetables and grains, and delivering cute nuggets of information (such as flavoring drinks by adding frozen fruits)in between the puzzles. Produced by the Whole Kids Foundation (a non-profit associated with the Whole Foods Markets), the game delivers on their mission of engaging "children in making good food choices."
How to Play
Veggies, fruits, and grains appear on multiple conveyor belts. As they zip by, kids use their fingers to grab hold of the foods so that they can transfer them onto the belt that will drop them into the correct boxes. They can also fling them.
These belts go in different directions, and some pause and change directions. Some sport obstacles that can't be moved. Plus there are birds flying by trying to steal your food. All of the veggies have be anthropomorphized making them more fun to play with.
Newest Levels Add Recycling
The 64 levels of puzzle play are divided into four chapters. The fourth chapter introduces recycling characters including water bottles, tin cans, cups, and wrappers. Kids sort by what is compostable, reusable, and recyclable.
What Makes It Good?
With 64 levels, which get progressively faster and wilder to control, kids will have to stay on top of their game to sort the Awesome Eats. This helps to sustain kids interest. Expanding the learning to include recycling adds a whole new element of fun. And animating the inanimate fruits, veggies, grains, and garbage creates a silly and cute vibe to the puzzles.
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