Bag It is a puzzle game that turns bagging groceries into a challenge. To win the game, you need to have a very good sense of space and relative weights of different items.
In the game, you take groceries off a conveyor belt and put them into a brown paper bag. By tapping the objects, you can rotate each item to fit into the bag better and not to crush anything. The objective is to place all the groceries that pass along the conveyer belt into the grocery bag.
You earn points, stars, and medals for completing various challenges, such as bagging certain items together or not breaking anything. You can retry levels to earn the complete set of three stars and two medals of each level.
While bagging the groceries, you want to follow the basic rules, such as placing heavy items at the bottom and light, soft items on the top. Sometimes, you will have additional rules. For example, grouping several of the same items together, or putting orange juice next to milk. These extras make the game more competitive, and of course will earn you more bonus points. There are over 60 levels, each with 3 stars and 2 medals.
There are In-App Purchases to help unlock the levels, but you don’t need them to play the full game. If you worry about kids accidentally buy the In-App Purchases, you should disable the In-App Purchase. Here is How.
What Kids Can Learn:
While arranging groceries in the bag, kids can learn the weight of different items and the impact of the gravity force. They will also learn problem-solving and setting different strategies to achieve different goals.
How Parents Can Help:
Parents can show the real groceries to the kids and maybe weight them together to see how different items weigh differently. Together, you can guess the weights of different items and use a scale to check your predictions.
Parents can also talk about the space each object takes, and how to arrange things to save space. You can ask the kids help bag the groceries in real life, letting them experiment different arrangements, so kids can have some first-hand experience. This can go beyond groceries. Packing the school bag, lunch box, or suitcase for vacation, all will help them learn spaces and weights of different objects.
Bag It! is a great puzzle game that anyone can enjoy. Although everyone can play and have fun, kids 6-year-old or younger may not be able to get the weight and gravity concepts. Bag It! turns an ordinary everyday life activity into a fun, challenging learning game. Maybe you will get your child interested in helping grocery shopping too.
It works on iPhone, iPod, and iPAD. It is $2.99 at App Store.
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