SpongeBob SquarePants: A Day in the Life of a Sponge

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Sure to be a splash, er, smash hit with kids.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 11 reviews

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Part of the SpongeBob universe.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the game's graphics can get difficult to see when it's played on the smaller VSmile Pocket system. This smartridge offers a lot of content by providing 13 different activities. Kids practice matching, rhyming, making change, and much more.

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Parent of a 6, 12, 14, 15, 15, and 16-year-old Written byMediaMentors November 14, 2009

spongebob adventures

Spongebob is a fun show it shows where he works and how to make krabby pattys. Spongebob goes on adventures that kids would like to do like surfing, camping or... Continue reading
Adult Written bysnail April 9, 2008
Kid, 8 years old January 2, 2019

great

best tv show in the world
Kid, 9 years old May 29, 2011

sponge bob

i think that sponge bob is a kidey show so that the game is a kidey game. my brother is 7 and still watckes the show. haha

What's it about?

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SPONGE contains 13 activities: Nine are a part of a learning adventure, and four are located in a separate section called the Learning Zone. If kids opt to participate in the adventure, they join SpongeBob as he goes through his day; each of the things he does translates into an educational arcade game, such as pairing rhymes or solving logic problems. In the Learning Zone, activities focus on matching geometric shapes, finding differences between two photos, working with weights and measurements, and completing number sequences.

Is it any good?

We tested this software on both the VSmile TV System and the handheld VSmile Pocket and did notice that a few of the graphics were hard to distinguish when playing on the smaller handheld version. As a result, players were sometimes unable to accomplish the game's educational objective. Overall, though, kids will enjoy diving into the large number of varied activities in SpongeBob's world -- and they'll learn something, too.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why SpongeBob and his friends are fun to play with. Also, parents can ask kids to name which activity they like best. Is it their favorite because of the game or because of the material that's being covered?

Game details

  • Platforms: VSmile
  • Price: $19.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: VTech Electronics
  • Release date: April 18, 2006
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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