I just tried it last night with my 3 year old (she turned 3 last week). She loved it! She caught on to the object of the game quickly and enjoyed rolling the dice and counting to get the right animal. It was funny how she tried to cheat with the dice to get the man every time. So eventually we put the dice in a cup and rolled like that. Then she had so much fun shaking the cup that she forgot to roll. Great game for a 3 year old; I think after a few times, we can probably start playing with the trees as she is not bad at memory games either.