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***

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Superhero Costumes At Super Savings from Oriental Trading

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It should be no surprise to any of you that when I started looking for Halloween costumes for my kiddos that Oriental Trading was my first place to go.  Sometimes shopping for the kids can be pretty frustrating, most places either have a lousy selection or don’t have the correct sizes…but thanks to Oriental Trading I was able to find costumes for both of my kiddos that will be dressing up this year in one place, and even in the right sizes too!

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This year, Batman is something that my kiddos are SUPER in to.  When my son said he wanted to be Batman, and my daughter said she wanted to be Batgirl, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to find what they were looking for but I was pleasantly surprised!  I was able to find BOTH costumes, and the addition of the Bat Girl costume being pink was a huge plus in my daughter’s eyes.

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Doesn’t Jade look just absolutely adorable?  The Girls’ Pink Deluxe Batgirl Costume was exactly what she was looking for, and then some.  This costume is available in a variety of sizes, so no matter what size your little one wears, they can dress up as the superhero they dream of being.  Everything your little one needs to transform into a superhero is included with the costume so no extra purchases…awesome!

Girl’s Pink Deluxe Batgirl Costume Includes:

  • Dress with cape
  • Glovelets
  • Mask
  • Belt
  • Boot tops

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Have no fear, Batman is here!  The Batman Muscle Shirt and Cape is perfect for anyone (young and old alike) to bring out their inner superhero.  You, too, can be a muscle-bound superhero hunk in just minutes with this fun costume.  Put this bat suit on and save Gotham City at your next Halloween party or get the best treats door-to-door!  All you’ll need in addition to this costume is a pair of black pants and you’re ready to rock your inner superhero.

Batman Muscle Shit and Cape Includes:

  • Muscle chest shirt
  • Headpiece
  • Removable cape

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Normally Batman and Batgirl get along, but these two are battling it out for the top superhero spot.  Who do you think will win?  (She may be small, but it’s usually Jade, haha!)

This Halloween, let Oriental Trading handle all of your costume needs so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday and all of the fun that it offers.

 

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

Splat-tastic Fun For Everyone From Zorbeez

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If you have children that love gross things (like my three little monkeys), then you absolutely have to get your hands on Zorbeez.  Zorbeez are a totally gross expiriment gone wrong, and now they can be all yours!  Surprise your friends with gross-tastic fun with the Zorbeez Monster Oozers and Creature Chumper for endless, of course messy (but easy to clean up), fun.

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With Big Ben the Creature Chumper, you can blast your friends from up to 10 feet away!  This crazy monster eats Zorbeez and shoots out ooey gooey mush for splat-tastic fun that kids everywhere will love.  Big Ben is easy enough for young children to use without frustration, while still being fun enough that even my 14 year old (who’s too cool for everything) wanted to join in and have fun.

Big Ben Creature Chumper includes:

  • 1 Creature Chumper Monster
  • 1 Toxicity Feeder
  • 1 Crusher
  • 1,500 Explosion Orange Gross Seeds for even more fun!

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Zorbeez Monster Oozers are some of the grossest fun your kids will ever have.  Crush the Zorbeez with the included tools, fill your monster toy up, and start the oozing, gooey fun.  Every Monster Oozer includes 850 Zorbeez, both hydrated and as Gross Seeds, for extra fun!

Monster Oozer packages include:

  • 1 Monster Oozer
  • 1 Cartridge
  • 1 Nozzle
  • 1 Plunger
  • 1 Crush Tube
  • 850 Zorbeez™ (350 Hydrated, 500 Gross Seeds)

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My kids have been having an absolute blast with their new grossly fun toys.  The weather here has been beautiful, so playing outside eliminates any clean-up at all, which this busy mother-of-three can truly appreciate.  Even if your kiddos play inside, the cleanup is almost effortless, and even easy enough for your kids to help out.  When you’re all done playing with your Zorbeez, simply let the mess dry and vacuum it up, how simple is that?

Whether you’re shopping for birthdays, Christmas, just because or any other occasion, Zorbeez will be sure to be a big hit!  Just make sure you order extra Gross Seeds…they will go fast when the kids are playing and having fun.  Gross Seeds come in four scientifically silly colors: Explosion Orange, Toxic Green, Goopy Blue, and Snotty Yellow, so you can keep the fun going in all sorts of fun, gross colors.

 

***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***

Spark Imagination This Summer With Great Pretenders

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Being a mother of three children in an ever evolving technology driven world, I have set out to find ways to keep my kids entertained this summer that DON’T involve electronics.  Too often these days kids are sitting in front of a tv, playing a video game,  using a tablet or playing on a phone.  Playing dress-up and using imagination is a great way to keep kids entertained and keep their imaginations engaged.  Whether your little one is into being a firefighter or police man, pirate, mermaid or princes…Great Pretenders has TONS of adorable costumes and accessories that will help bring their imagination to life.

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My little girl absolutely loves dressing up as a princess.  She is your typical girly girl and anything pink, sparkly, or princess related becomes a favorite immediately.  I got this Parisian Pink Hoop Dress for my daughter to try out and just as I thought, it quickly became her new favorite thing and she’s hardly taken it off since.

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Doesn’t she look just adorable?  As soon as she put the dress on, she had to wear the heels and tiara…of course!  This new princess dress from Great Pretenders has a crystal organza inset trimmed in silver, puff sleeves and a full hoop skirt for the complete look.  What little girl wouldn’t feel like a princess wearing this beautiful dress?  The tiara is also an adorable Great Pretenders item that my daughter has had and loved for a while now.  The Pink Ribbon Tiara is crafted with rigid wiring which allows for reshaping to fit any little Princess’ head.  This tiara features a ribbon-wrapped foam based, and is further decorated with gems and rosettes, finished off with ribbons which can be left to dangle, or tied into a bow.  Silver beads glimmer in the light adding that little extra bit of sparkle.

Spark a little imagination in your little one this summer with Great Pretenders.

 

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

Zoom Into Fun With Zoomer Hedgiez From Spin Master #Review #Giveaway

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When it comes to shopping for toys for my children, Spin Master is one of the first companies I shop with.  For the past 21 years, Spin Master has dazzled and amazed kids with their fun and easy to use toys.  I received the cutest little addition to the Spin Master family and my daughter just can’t get enough of it!

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Meet Tumbles, part of the Zoomer Hedgiez line.  The Zoomer Hedgiez are the cutest and cuddliest pets that kids will adore.  Hedgiez have a life of their own and love to entertain.  Pet their heads and they really roll — up to three times!  Nose down, paws up, Hedgiez love to perform headstands.  Press their noses to make them wiggle, whistle, blow you a kiss, and other cute sounds!  These furry friends love to be tickled.  Flip them over, tickle their tummies and they’ll curl up and giggle!  Each Hedgy has their own style, complete with soft, pet-able fur. They come with their own combs for brushing, and have pretty light-up eyes.

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These fully interactive Hedgiez are loveable, huggable hedgehogs that just want to be your new BFF.  Jade loved Tumbles the moment she came out of the box and her eyes lit up (literally!).  These Hedgiez make the perfect playtime pal.  Whether you’re ready to rock and roll or cuddle up for some rest, your Hedgiez pal will always be there by your side.

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Hedgiez love to perform cool tricks!  They’ll happily do a summersault or headstand, or even curl up into a ball when their tummies are tickled.  You can give your Zoomer Hedgiez an individual appearance using the comb that comes with your new pal.  They loved to be brushed and it helps bring out the brilliance in their super-soft, shiny fur and show off their sensational new style.  There are a few different styles of Zoomer Hedgiez so you can pick the one that’s just right for your little one.

Included in the box you’ll find:

  • 1 Zoomer Hedgiez
  • 1 Comb Accessory
  • 1 Reference Guide
  • 1 Instruction Booklet

 

From now until July 31st you can save 15% on the purchase of your new Spin Master Zoomer Hedgiez using code BFQ0NJX10 at checkout.

***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to the generosity of my friends at Spin Master, one lucky winner will receive a Zoomer Hedgiez of their very own!  Giveaway will begin 05/18/17 at 9:30 AM EST and will end 05/25/17 at 9:30 AM EST.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Click here to enter the Zoomer Hedgiez giveaway!!

 

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

 

Wow Your Little One This Easter With Magnaflex From WowWee

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WowWee designs, develops, markets, and distributes innovative robotic toys and consumer entertainment products.  Astonishing imagination combined with superior design and construction sets WowWee apart from its competitors.  Magnaflex, a new addition to the WowWee collection, is a great example of how innovative and pure genius WowWee is.

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Magnaflex is a line of creative construction kits to help inspire kids of all ages to build anything they can imagine. Building kits include colorful magnetic strips, connector pieces and an easy-to-follow instruction guide with project ideas including animals, vehicles, wearable accessories and more. Magnaflex has a unique shape and material that allows kids to easily bend, zip, connect, or stack the magnetic strips together. Decorate your creations with metal connector pieces that also add structure.

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Your child will be able to build 2D or 3D creations anywhere with this innovative, educational toy.  Not only do Magnaflex sets promote creativity, visualization, and fine motor skills, they’re also easy for little ones to clean up with makes life for this mother-of-three just a little bit easier which I can really appreciate.  Magnaflex high-quality building pieces are interchangeable and can be combined with different colors from other sets for more complex projects. Neodymium rare-earth magnets safely enclosed inside the Magnaflex strips ensure a strong magnetic connection.

I always test things out before I give them to my kids, and I was pretty interested to see how well these worked.  It took a little getting used to, those magnets are powerful and would sometimes connect when I didn’t want them to.  After a little playing around with them it was pretty easy to get the hang of it and the same was true for my kids.  The instruction booklets are great at getting imaginations started and keeping kids engaged in play.

This Easter, surprise the little one in your life with one of these amazingly fun Magnaflex sets and watch their imagination bloom with creation.

 

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