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Jitterbugs Game

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Jitterbugs Game
Jitterbugs Game
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Jitterbugs Game is great fun for little ones. Each player has to catch the trembling creepy crawlies with a magnetic spider fishing rod.

The Jitterbugs Game is great fun for children. Turn the game on to make the bugs jitter all over the garden base. Then each player can use a spider fishing rod to try to pick up bugs one at a time. Each rod has a different-coloured spider on the end, so players try and catch their matching coloured bugs. The first player to catch all of their bugs is the winner. For an easier game, players can rush to try and fish as many bugs as possible. When all the bugs have been caught, the players can count how many jitterbugs they've picked up. This game is good fun for young children to play.

Quick facts:
•Jitterbugs Game is a fun fishing game
•Fish for creepy-crawlies as they jitter
•Pick colours and count up the bugs
•Great fun for children to play together

Great for your child's development:
Using a fishing rod to try and pick up the bugs in the Jitterbugs Game is a fun way for your child to develop good hand-to-eye coordination. Learning how to play a game, and playing with friends or family, are great for problem-solving and social skills. Fishing for different-coloured bugs and counting up the bugs, help with learning colours and counting practice.

ELC star quality:
We love the Jitterbugs game because it's such fun for young children to play. The rules are easy for young children to understand, and trying to fish for the jittery creepy crawlies guarantees lots of giggles. Jitterbugs is a great game to play with family and friends, but it's just as fun for your child to play with it on their own.

What you need to know:

Pack contents: 1 x game base, 12 x jitterbugs in 4 different colours, 4 x magnetic spider fishing rods, 1 x instruction sheet.

Other toys and accessories available separately.

Safety warnings: Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.

Batteries: Needs 1 x C battery (batteries not included)

Playing tips:

Let's catch bugs
Let's pick a spider of our own. They're hungry, and they want their tea. Smiley busy bugs are on the menu. YUK! The bugs are munching on pretty flowers, but our spiders are coming to get them: let's play.

Doing the Jitterbug
We can make the bugs shiver, shake and hop around: BZZZZZZ. Let's dangle our spider and jump on the bugs. It's our spiders' favourite time: bug-munching time.

Counting our catch
How many bugs have we caught? Let's count up our bugs, and see who's got the greediest spider. They'll all be hungry again soon, so let's play again. There's no escape for the creepy-crawlies.

Great for:
Fishing fun on a rainy day
Challenging friends and family
Good vibrations and lots of laughter
Speed play – let's fish as fast as we can
Boosting coordination and dexterity
Making spider sounds: hear them CHOMP
Practising counting and naming colours
Making your spider dangle – don't get in a tangle
Two-player tussle, three-player thrills or four-player fun.

How does this help my child ?

  • Hand to Eye Coordination
    Hand to Eye Coordination

    This toy helps your child to develop good reflexes.

  • Social skills
    Social skills

    This toy helps your child learn how to make friends and enjoy company.


  • Weight: 0.42 kg
  • Height: 28 cm
  • Width: 26 cm
  • Depth: 5.4 cm

Jitterbugs Game reviews verified by Reevoo

(8.2 out of 10)
Fun Factor
Value for money
Overall rating
Scores 8.2 out of 10 based on 27 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Stevenage GB
My (almost) 3 year old loves this game! Laughs hysterically at the bugs "jittering"
Good at practicing hand eye coordination and using a steady hand!
Bought in 50% off sale - bargain!
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 06 February 2015
Published on: 11 April 2015
(8 out of 10)

Confirmed purchaser

Reviewer left no comment
String on the rods constantly getting tied up when packed away.
Confirmed purchase: 08 February 2015
Published on: 27 March 2015
(9 out of 10)


Great fun!
Very noisy
Confirmed purchase: 05 February 2015
Published on: 06 March 2015
(10 out of 10)


newark, notts GB
My girls had this game when they were younger and had hours of fun, i use it in school and just purchased it for a friends 3 year old because he had so much fun at my house with it.
Confirmed purchase: 06 February 2015
Published on: 23 February 2015
(8 out of 10)


Birmingham GB
Brilliant buy in the sales, lots of fun to play with,
Would not offer good value for money at full price
Confirmed purchase: 05 February 2015
Published on: 19 February 2015
(10 out of 10)


Staines upon Thames GB
Bought for my 4 year old granddaughter who absolutely loves the game.
Confirmed purchase: 13 January 2015
Published on: 07 February 2015
(10 out of 10)


warwickshire GB
we have had this at the nursery where i work for 6 years and apart from a few tangled lines is still in good condition so didnt hesitate to buy one for my son.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 30 October 2014
Published on: 02 December 2014
(10 out of 10)


Seaford GB
Lots of fun but original price bit expensive should be about £8
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 10 October 2014
Published on: 27 November 2014
(4 out of 10)


Tamworth GB
I was really disappointed with this game, it initially reminded me of a game I used to play as a child so bought this for my two however, the base pattern is just paper and the picture rubbed off after a few games!

The "jitter" base didnt last long either, my children put their hands on the base a few times and now it has broken. I wouldnt buy this again, I would personally go for something a little more robust and durable for the price.
Published on: 18 November 2013
(8 out of 10)


Croydon GB
Both my 3.5 year old and 19 month old are enjoying this game. However, as the 19 month old mastered it within moments I'd say it should be suitable from 18 months as it must be good for this age group's coordination. With my younger child in mind, it's disappointing that the ladybirds aren't in 4 different primary colours as it would have been a fun game to introduce her to colours - not easy when you have dark blue and light blue which will be confusing! All this said, it was still lots of fun!
Published on: 29 December 2012

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Normally delivered within 5 working days (exclusions apply including postcode restrictions and extended timescales). Exceptional delivery circumstances beyond our control such as bad weather or courier delays may cause your order to take longer to deliver.

Express Delivery

Delivery within 2 working days to UK mainland addresses. Regrettably this service is unavailable for deliveries to Northern Ireland.

UK returns

ELC are happy to refund or exchange any unused merchandise returned within 28 days of purchase upon production of your receipt, as long as they are returned in an unused condition and in their original packaging. Please see Terms and Conditions for details. This does not affect your rights if the product is faulty or mis-described.

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