Kaelyn has had a love for learning from the time she was very young. I want to encourage that in any way I can, which is why I'm always on the lookout for fun activities we can do together. That's why I was very excited when introduced to Educational Toys Planet.

Founded in 2002, Educational Toys Planet provides a source of toys designed to bring joy to children while enhancing their ability to think, analyze and create. With everything from toys, games, science kits and crafts...there's sure to be something for children of all ages.

As I browsed the Educational Toys Planet website for the first time, I was very impressed with their large variety of products. With Kaelyn especially drawn to shapes, colors and numbers lately, I was immediately drawn to their Math Toys and couldn't have been happier to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review one.

We were sent the Colorama Colors and Shapes Game to review.


  • Encourages color & shape recognition, taking turns, sorting, matching, etc.
  • Several ways to play the game
  • 1-6 players
  • Non-competitive
  • For children 3 years+
When the Colorama game arrived, I was immediately drawn to the colorful packaging. I mean, who wouldn't wan to play this game?! Kaelyn and I were very excited to check it out!

As I opened the box I was happy to find that there were very user-friendly instructions. To my surprise, I found that there are actually a few different ways to play the game...a couple for beginners, and a couple for those who are more advanced. The fact that it's so versatile and something both a younger child and older child can enjoy is something I really appreciate. I look forward to the time when Kaden can play along with us.

Kaelyn's favorite way to play the game is with both dice and all the pieces on the board. Each player takes a turn and rolls. One dice has a color on it, while the other has a shape. What ever you roll is the one you have to take from the board. For instance, if she rolls a green and a square, she needs to grab the green square.

As you can see it's a very simple, yet fun and educational game. You can make it more simple even by just using one dice and working on colors or shapes separately (which we've done and had a lot of fun with as well). It's been neat as her mom to see her getting better at recognizing her shapes and colors. She loves the challenge of finding not just any square, but the red one or the green one. It really makes her think and that's terrific! One of her favorite parts of the game is actually putting all the pieces on the board. She likes to match up the colors and shapes, almost like a puzzle. She even takes just the pieces and likes to sort them, put them in patterns and match them. It's such a great game and really, the sky is the limit with how many ways it can be played and used.

As we play games, Kaelyn is still working on taking turns and this has been a great way to work on that. She is getting better about being patient and waiting her turn the more we play. I love it!

Colorama Colors and Shapes is definitely a game I would recommend to families with younger children (preschool age especially). We have really enjoyed playing it as a family and I know will be pulling it out to play many more times throughout the years.

Buy It: You can purchase the Colorama Colors and Shapes Game for $24.97 at Educational Toys Planet.

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**The product for this review was provided at no cost by Educational Toys Planet. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. The opinions of others may differ from my own**

  1. Petula March 19, 2011 at 3:05 PM  

    That's a great review. I think my youngest child especially would love this and I like that it's noncompetitive. Her two middle siblings always upset her with their competitive nature. Thanks for telling about it.

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