Dinner Winner

Dinner Winner - A dinner tray in the shape of a game board.

Yes, I am sure there will be, or has been, controversy about Dinner Winner. There is much research about whether or not to reward kids for eating and, if so, what that reward should be. I will leave that research to you, if you are interested. I thought this tray was unique and would be fun to add to a blog about toys, since it is in the shape of a game board. It certainly does not have to be used on a regular basis, possibly once in a while for fun, maybe for a birthday or special holiday occasion, etc. So without further ado...

This is a kid's dinner tray with 9 small compartments. It measures 11-3/4" x 8-5/16" and is molded from thick melamine, food-safe and dishwasher-safe. The goal is to start eating in the compartment labeled START and eat your way along the path to the YOU WIN! compartment. In the top right corner of the tray, at the end of the path, you will see a piece that says FINISH!. This is actually a small lid that will cover the YOU WIN! compartment. This is where you will hide the prize that the child will receive once they have eaten their way along the path. Below is an image so you can get an idea of the size.

This tray comes in multiple themes, including dinosaurs, super heroes, enchanted forest and pirates.

Try this:
  • Encourage the child to finish the food in each compartment so that they can see the pictures or words under the food.
  • Instead of food in the last compartment, put a small toy or a piece of paper with something written on it that they like to do. 
  • Alternate the order of food. Start with something that is liked followed by something not liked as much, then something that is liked, etc. They can work their way through the less liked foods to get to the liked foods.
 In the box: Tray and small cover

If you would like to purchase this item, it can be found at www.genuinefred.com.