Give the Gift of Fun This Holiday Season With the Orbeez Magic Chef Set

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If you’re shopping for a little one that likes to create this holiday season, Orbeez has lots of great options no matter what your little one is in to.  Orbeez are something that my daughter fell in love with last year when she got the Soothing Spa, and the fun just keeps on coming with creative new Orbeez products.  These bouncy, crazy, wacky balls are truly a sight to see.  Soak the Orbeez, watch them grow, and let the fun begin!  Crush ‘em, soak ‘em, bounce ‘em and more!

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The Magic Chef set is the newest addition to the Orbeez family, and you should already guess that my daughter just couldn’t wait to get her hands on it.  Now your little one can create a beautiful masterpiece of food!  Everything you need to make sushi, ice cream, and more is included in the kit.  With the new super fine crush compound the food looks so real and so tasty.  Now your little one can wow your family and friends with these one-of-a-kind dishes and watch their jaws drop to the floor.  Cooking has never been more silly!

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Everything your little could possibly imagine is included in the Orbeez Magic Chef kit.  You’ll probably want to pick up some extra Orbeez packages because your little one will want to keep creating and creating.  With stain free fun that’s easy to clean up…how could you say no?

Magic Chef Kit includes:

  • Machine
  • Measuring Cup
  • Large Crusher
  • Bowl
  • Mini Crusher
  • Plate
  • Food Molds
  • 1 Ice Cream Cone
  • 1 Spoon
  • 5 Recipe Cards
  • 2 Spatulas
  • 1 Sushi Leaf
  • 2 Sushi Wraps
  • 14 Orbeez™ Seed Packs (150 count)

It took a little bit of help from me, but my daughter really had a blast putting together some fun meals that she couldn’t wait to show off to the whole family.  The Orbeez Magic Chef set is ideal for boys and girls 5 years and older, and with no batteries to replace the fun is virtually endless!

No matter what your little one is in to, check out all of the great Orbeez toys to find just the right gift for your little one this holiday season.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

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A Super Fun Spin On An Old Classic…The Oregon Trail: Hunt For Food

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If you remember playing the game Oregon Trail as a kid on huge, bulky computers with floppy disks, then congratulations…you had the best childhood ever!  In the original game, you play as a covered wagon party of pioneers and head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley in Oregon.  You first had to stock up on provisions, and then, while traveling, make decisions such as when to rest, how much food to eat, etc.  The Oregon Trail incorporated simulation elements and planning ahead, along with discovery and adventure, as well as mini-game-like activities (hunting and floating down the Dalles River).  The new The Oregon Trail: Hunt For Food card game from Pressman Toys is perfect for kids who grew up playing the original game, as well as for my own children who have no experience with the original game but LOVE playing this new card game.

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In The Oregon Trial: Hunt For Food, you will work together with your fellow travelers to collect 600 pounds of meat.  However, you will face many deadly threats during your hunt: you might get bitten by a snake, break your leg, or get trapped by obstacles and never make it back to the trail.  Each roll can be a life-or-death matter, and the whole family has fun working together to keep everyone alive until the end.  If at least one member of your party survives to collect 600 pounds of meat, everyone wins…but it is definitely harder than it sounds!  If you have the original The Oregon Trail Card Game, you can play this game as an extension or on its own.  This add-on feature will allow you to carry your food and supplies to the original game…however, if you die in this game, both games are over.

Are you up for the challenge? Bring this classic computer game to life and gather your fellow travelers for The Oregon Trail: Hunt for Food Card Game which you can find exclusively at Target.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Save Your Home From End-Of-Summer Boredom with Max Traxxx

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If you’re looking for some end of summer fun, Max Traxxx from Skullduggery is here to save those last days of summer and add a whole new level of fun.  Your kids will LOVE these Max Traxxx Tracer Racers!  The racers utilize Light Trail Technology as they blaze streaks of light on Skullduggery patented glow-in-the-dark track.  Each Tracer Racer beams down purple light rays from its undercarriage onto the track that’s specially engineered to emit glow remnants long after the racer has passed…it seems like just as the track is fading, the racers come back around and light up the track for endless glowing fun.

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I received the Max Traxxx Tracer Racers Remote Control Twin Loop set from my friends over at Skullduggery and my kids couldn’t wait to get this thing put together so they could start having fun.

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The setup of the track was super simple…just a few minutes and we were ready to have fun!  (Keep in mind, you will need 8 AA batteries, 4 for each controller, and it’s best to put the batteries in the controller and charge the cars before you assemble the track so there’s no wait time to start the fun.)  Choose your track, racers and loops, take into a dimly lit room and your kids will be ready to set the darkness ablaze.  We used this track first in the living room so we could take some decently lit pictures, but the fun in the dark is even more incredible!  My 5 year old daughter was able to race alongside my 12 year old son, so no matter if the racer is a beginner or advanced, there is fun for all!  The variable speed remote control cars and adjustable track heights allow racers to control course difficulty which is perfect for household’s like mine with various ages of children.  (Or just silly cats that like to watch the cars…our cat even spins her head in a circle watching the cars as they go through the loops, haha!)

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As you can see, the track really does light up really well, and stores the light energy for a considerable amount of time.  With 2 glow-in-the-dark dual loops, 4 dual glow-in-the-dark corners, over 36 feet of glow-in-the-dark track, and 2 remote control Tracer Racers, your kids will have hours and hours of fun.

Save these last days of summer from boredom with Skullduggery and Max Traxxx!  From now until 8/30/17, if you purchase a Max Traxxx Tracer Racer Set  (Double Loop, Infinity Loop and Police Chase) you will receive an extra RC Tracer Racer Set for free ($30 value)!  How awesome is that?!  To receive the extra RC Tracer Racer Set for free you will need to email proof of purchase from Amazon to skorders@skullduggery.com with purchase date between 6/21/17-8/30-17.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Summer Fun For The Whole Family From Goliath Games

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Goliath Games is an international manufacturer and distributor of toys and games that the whole family can enjoy, especially mine!  Goliath is one of the few remaining family-owned and run businesses in the world of toys and games. Goliath was established in 1980 and ever since has grown tremendously.  (Not to age myself, but I remember creating great memories with my family surrounding a Goliath Games creation.)  In today’s ever-growing technological world, non-tech toys are a favorite of mine especially during the summer where kids seem to become electronic-driven zombies.  I like to encourage my three children to use their imaginations, play, have fun, and just enjoy the world around them.  This summer we found a few new favorites from Goliath that we just couldn’t spend the summer without.

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Living in Arizona means that we like to stay cool by hitting the river or lake and enjoy a day of fishing, swimming, and just having fun.  Sometimes fishing can be frustrating for my daughter so we thought the Rocket Fishing Rod was the perfect solution.  The Rocket Fishing Rod is the only kids fishing rod that accurately casts its line up to 30 feet.  Great for kids of all ages, because it replaces standard kids fishing poles and takes the hassle out of fishing.  Just pump, launch and reel in real fish!  Fishing has never been easier for my 5 year old and she’s really loving the whole new fun fishing has taken on.  Sometimes I think she just likes launching it out, haha!  A safety bobber keeps the hook enclosed until it hits the water, so it all but eliminates snarls and snags.  Once the bobber is in the water, the lure/bait compartment opens to drop the lure/bait to the desired depth.

You can’t go fishing without a great bait bucket so we were also really excited to try out the Rocket Fishing Rod Bait Bucket.  You can securely hold your bait in the heavy duty bucket without worry, your bait is safe and secure!  The bait bucket combined with the Rocket Fishing Rod make a duo that you just can’t live without this summer.

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Phlat Ball V3 is a great way to keep kids active and get them to engage in play.  This unique sports toy transforms from a 9″ flying disc into a 6″ fun ball.  Its time-delay transformation adds a twist to the classic game of catch and easily fits into a backpack or overnight bag.  We took the Phlat Ball to our 4th Of July celebration and all of the kids just couldn’t get enough of it!

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Last, but certainly not least, we also tried out the Zoom Ball and Zoom Ball Hydro.  Whether you’re using the original Zoom Ball or the Zoom Ball Hydro, grab a friend and get ready to zip it to rip it!  Pull the handles to send the Zoom Ball flying over to your partner and get ready for them to send it right on back!  The fast action makes it fun for kids, and the addition of the water balloon element in the Zoom Ball Hydro make for fun that just won’t quit.  You never know when the balloon will pop so it adds a delightful twist of surprise that kids just seem to love.

If you’re looking for a great way to keep your kids entertained this summer WITHOUT electronic devices, check out everything that Goliath Games has to offer.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Summer Fun From Peaceable Kingdom

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Peaceable Kingdom is a name I’m sure most of you will recognize by now.  Peaceable Kingdom games both inspire cooperation, and cultivate kindness.  When kids can play well together, they can play well in the world.  I was very impressed with the Peaceable Kingdom games that we tried out last year and I couldn’t wait to partner with them again to help keep my kiddos entertained this summer…I’m sure we all know how hard it can be to keep bored kids entertained!

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There are a variety of new games available that my kids and I couldn’t wait to try out.  From adorable playing cards, to board games and even games on-the-go, Peaceable Kingdom’s new items are fun for kids of all ages.

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Mermaid Island quickly became my daughter’s favorite board game and she just can’t get enough of it.  Players work together in this fun game to help the mermaids swim to Mermaid Island before the Sea Witch gets there.  The tension will build as the witch creeps closer to the island, but with a little teamwork there’s nothing that can’t be accomplished.  Spin, move, and pick up a wand to gain the power to defeat the Sea Witch.

 

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I have never seen such a fun way to improve memory skills in children!  Blue Plate Scramble is a high paced, fast-flipping matching game that helps build memory skills in children of all ages.  There are all kinds of strange combinations of food at the Blue Plate Diner, and players will work together to remember which foods go to which plates without looking.  Make it through breakfast, lunch, and dinner without making the customers mad, and you’ll be a real winner!  If the pace is too fast for little ones, you can eliminate the timer and let them work into completing the plates before the timer runs out.

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The Peaceable Kingdom Games To Go quickly became a hit in my household last year with my daughter.  With us being in the car and on-the-go a lot more than usual this summer, I figured it would be perfect to have my sons try some out as well!  There are hours of activity fun to be had so no matter where you are or where you’re going, the kids will be entertained and just enjoying the ride.  Really Ridiculous Games To Go is full of fun games like Story Fill-Ins, Wacky Math, Word Finds, Find It, Mazes etc., while the Spy Games To Go features games like Code Breakers, Optical Illusion Riddles, Top Secret Math, Squiggle Doodle, Mazes, Fingerprint Find It and more.

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What little girl doesn’t love unicorns, right?  When my daughter saw these Unicorn Playing Cards, she just HAD to have them.  The classic game of “Go Fish” has become “Go Unicorn” and my daughter just can’t get enough of them.  You’ll get a full deck of 52 brightly colored unicorn cards that will melt little girls hearts all over.

If you’re looking for a great (non-electronic) way to keep your kids entertained this summer, check out everything that Peaceable Kingdom has to offer.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Give The Gift Of Fun This Easter With Goliath Games

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Goliath Games is an international manufacturer and distributor of toys and games that the whole family can enjoy.  Goliath is one of the few remaining family-owned and run businesses in the world of toys and games. Goliath was established in 1980 and ever since has grown tremendously.  (Not to age myself, but I remember creating great memories with my family surrounding a Goliath Games creation.)  In today’s ever-growing technological world, non-tech toys are a favorite of mine!  I like to encourage my three children to use their imaginations, play, have fun, and just enjoy the world around them.  This Easter, what better gift to give than ones that help inspire kids to get moving and disconnect from the digital world?

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Jumping Jack is a great gift option for younger kids!  Get kids jumping for joy with the world’s cutest bunny.  This game is super simple to play so even players as young as 4 can play without frustration.  Spin the spinner to see how many carrots you get to pick from Jack’s bunny hill.  One of the carrots will make Jack jump, but it’s a different carrot every time.  If he jumps on your turn, you’ll win if you catch him.  Or, extra rules let every player try to catch him when he jumps.  If no one catches Jack, then the player with the most carrots wins.  This delightful preschool game teaches hand-eye coordination, taking turns and quick reactions.

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Spicy Games is a fun collection of games that the whole family can enjoy.  You’ll find four super fun games in one convenient set for endless family fun.  Spicy Games includes:

  • Sugar Cubes – Sweeten your fun with Sugar Cubes, the quick and easy game of words and wit. Sprinkle out the dice and spoon on a little creativity to beat the timer and taste sweet victory.
  • Cheater’s Chili – A  quick and easy bluffing game that will fire up the fun with your friends and family. Can you keep your cool when the heat is on? The object of the game is to collect the highest number of chillies.
  • Coffee Break – Take a break from the daily grind and brew up some fun with Coffee Break, the quick and easy dice game for the whole family. Think fast and stay alert or you’ll get creamed.
  • Salt and Pepper – Sprinkle on some fun with Salt & Pepper, the quick and easy guessing game featuring the dynamic duo of spices: Salt and Pepper. A dash of intuition and a hint of good luck are all it takes to win!

Each of these games is recommended for ages 5 and up, and can be played with 2-4 players.

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Phlat Ball V3 is a great way to keep kids active and get them to engage in play.  This unique sports toy transforms from a 9″ flying disc into a 6″ fun ball.  Its time-delay transformation adds a twist to the classic game of catch and easily fits into a backpack or overnight bag.  This has been my kids’ favorite item from Goliath Games so far and they just can’t get enough of it!

Whether you’re looking for classic board games or something with a super fun twist, Goliath Games has got you covered.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Delightfully Fun Easter Gifts From Peaceable Kingdom

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Peaceable Kingdom is a company that makes some of the greatest games I’ve come across.  The Peaceable Kingdom games both inspire cooperation, and cultivate kindness.  When kids can play well together, they can play well in the world.  I was very impressed with the Peaceable Kingdom games that we tried out last year and I couldn’t wait to partner with them again for this coming Easter!

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Whether you’re looking for larger gifts or basket appropriate items, there’s no wrong way to go with Peaceable Kingdom!

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Hoot Owl Hoot is a fun game that is easy enough for my 5 year old to play, but still enough of a challenge that myself and my sons don’t mind playing with my little one.  In this fun owl themed game, players help the owls fly back to their nest before the sun comes up.  Play a color card and fly to that space.  Draw a sun card, and you’re one step closer to the daylight.  Help all the owls get home before the sun rises and everyone wins!  There are quite a few suns and we have to go through the color card pile a couple times so we reduce the sun cards by half so it’s not so frustrating for my youngest 🙂 .

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Cupcake Checkers is exactly what you would expect it to be…checkers!  This classic yet fun game gets a whole new look in this cupcake rendition of the classic we all know and love.   The rules haven’t changed but Peaceable Kingdom has added magnets to the checkers so they will stay stacked when “kinged.”

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We are a busy family of 5 who are usually on-the-go so I was really excited to try out the Write & Wipe Games to Go with my daughter!  (There are a few different styles available, my daughter chose the Fairies, Mermaids, and Princesses…of course.)  This book has hours of activities that have kept my daughter entertained in the car which is a heaven send.  We live in a rural town and it’s a minimum 30 minute drive to the closest anything, and this book has made the long trek much more tolerable.  Games include Fairy Wand Match Up, Mermaid Maze, Princess Pictures, Magic Mirror Predictions and more!

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Match up games are a great way to help my little one build her brain power and the Zoo Animals Match Up Game And Puzzle were a huge hit!  You have the option of playing a memory game and matching up all the animals, or you can use the backs of the cards to build a super fun puzzle.  Vibrant illustrations encourage color and zoo animal recognition and building a giant puzzle adds to the fun.  (Don’t mind the cat…I think she wanted to fit in with her animal kin.)

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For now, the only card game my daughter can play is Go Fish, but she absolutely loves the flair these cute little pups add to our game.  The Puppies Playing Cards are a full deck of 52 cards with the added cuteness of puppies…what could be better?!

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Every little girl needs a diary, and what could be better than a customizeable diary that she can color herself?  This Pretty Pony Color With Markers Diary will  be sure to delight any little one who’s lucky enough to receive it.  My daughter hasn’t seen this one yet…this will be tucked away as a special surprise in her Easter basket and I can’t wait to see her face when she find it!  With this pretty diary all you have to do is grab your favorite markers and get ready to color!  All of the white space on the cover of the diary is ready to be decorated to your heart’s content.  All of the purple borders are shiny holographic foil that make for a delightfully fun look.

Make sure you check out all that Peaceable Kingdom has to offer this Easter…you AND your little one will not be disappointed.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***