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Let’s Taco ’bout Osmo Math Wizard and the Fantastic Food Truck!

DISCLAIMER:  I am an Amazon Associate.  As an Amazon Associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases made using the links in this post at no additional cost to you. Osmo gifted Math Wizard and the Fantastic Food Truck to my family to share my honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

For those of you that have been following me for a while, so far, I’ve reviewed three games in the Osmo Math Wizard series: Math Wizard and the Secrets of the Dragons (read my blog post review here), Math Wizard and the Magical Workshop (read my blog post review here), and Math Wizard and the Enchanted World Games (read my blog review here).

This post is all about another newly released game in the series called Math Wizard and the Fantastic Food Truck! So let’s ‘taco’ ’bout it because it’s kind of a big ‘dill’!

(If you aren’t familiar with Osmo, check out my original post about the Osmo. If you would like to learn more about their games and starter kits available, check out all my previous Osmo game posts.)

What is Osmo Math Wizard and the Fantastic Food Truck?

Chef Reina and her assistant Betty are starting their own food truck business traveling place to place to prepare orders for their customers. Your children help Chef Reina and Betty magically create the ingredients using the provided geometric shapes, then cook the ingredients by frying, cutting, blending, sprinkling and combining ingredients to make truly magical and imaginative foods for their customers!

The Osmo Math Wizard and the Fantastic Food Truck is part of the Osmo Math Wizard series that is geared towards kids ages 6-8 years old. This game builds math confidence and introduces new geometry skills through hands on, self-paced learning.

What’s included in Math Wizard and the Fantastic Food Truck?

The Osmo Math Wizard and the Fantastic Food Truck includes (1) play mat, (1) Food Truck Manual, and (1) Storage Container which holds the (34) geometric tiles.

The adorable and enchanting story line of starting up a food truck business is both engaging for kids and fantastically fun. Just like all the other Math Wizard games we’ve tried, my children don’t even realize they are learning and retaining important information.

In this game, my children were introduced to many shapes like an equilateral triangle, trapezoid, semi circle, etc. They then combined those shapes to create new geometric shaped foods as their ingredients. They were also able to make their own decisions on how to prepare the foods as they advanced in their cooking abilities. They loved experimenting. I watched as they tried blending cheese in the blender and they laughed and giggled when it landed like a gob of toothpaste on the pizza!

This game engages your childs imagination, creative thinking, and problem solving. It’s interactive, hands on, and helps children:

  • Identify the properties of various 2D shapes and compose them together,
  • Partition shapes into equal shares, and
  • Develop and expand spatial reasoning skills.

Most importantly, they have FUN while learning!

Do you recommend Math Wizard and the Fantastic Food Truck?

YES! I loved how this game challenged both of my children to think logically and further enhance their spatial reasoning skills while they were also having fun! Some of the shapes they had never heard of before like an ‘equilateral triangle’. They were engaged while playing and my 6 year old loved ‘teaching’ her younger 4 year old sister.

What were my 6 year old math wizard’s thoughts?

My favorite part of this game was choosing the ingredients, adding the magic potions, and watching the customers reactions! Those were funny!”

– my 6 year old

As you can see, she doesn’t even realize that she is learning but had fun playing this game too!

You may be wondering which order the Math Wizard games should be played in. I don’t think they need to be introduced in any order. Choose which math concepts you want to help your child improve upon or further develop and start there! Below are the math concepts each game focuses on:

This game and others can be purchased on Amazon, PlayOsmo.com, and at local retailers. Check out all the other Osmo games we’ve recommended too!

Have a ‘Math Magical’ day!

Kristen

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