With Easter quickly approaching, my thoughts of spring are centered around my kids' spring break and the colorful eggs and chocolate bunnies that are sure to come their way next weekend. While the reason behind the holiday is infinitely more meaningful than the Easter baskets and treats that come with it, I still love to treat my children with some fun gifts, especially since it makes them so happy, and they rarely ask for things.
While candy and snacks are fun, and a huge hit with the kids, I want them to have something to show from their treats besides just cavities. I like to give them toys, specifically ones that spark their creativity. That way, the fun lasts longer than a few days. This year, they will be getting a variety of toys and games from Spin Master.
While they each will get their own "basket" of toys/treats, what I love about these gifts, is that they will share them.
My daughter will be getting the Magic Mixer, the Sew Cool Sew Studio and some extra Sew Cool Fabric.
The Magic Mixer is great because it allows kids to create tasty treats on their own, but unlike other kids confection "ovens", the Magic Mixer uses no heat, instead the treats all "cook" in the refrigerator, making it completely safe. The Magic Mixer also gives the fun of using their own mixer, which only adds to the fun.
Similarly, the Sew Cool Machine is unlike any other product. It does not use thread, there is no bobbin to wind or foot peddle to use, or needle to thread. The fabric is like magic, and the Sew Cool Sew Studio includes materials and directions for 9 fun projects like a pencil case, purse, stuffed plush and more. The Sew Creative fabric will allow for even more sewing fun.
While stereotypically, these may seem like "girl toys", as I mentioned, my son and daughter will be sharing these toys. My son loves to help me cook, even though his autism causes him to never actually try the foods we make, he really enjoys it. He also loves crafts and to create almost anything, so he will have lots of fun helping his sister to create the fun Sew Cool projects, that she will keep to use for herself.
Speaking of my son, he will be getting The Logo Board Game, Boom Boom Balloon, Air Hogs Hyper Disc and Kinetic Sand Gems.
The Logo Board Game, there could be no better gift for him. Honestly I am so surprised and thrilled that a game like this exists. My son is autistic, and he tends to become obsessed with certain things. Thanks to the plethora of iPad games whose objective it to identify logos, he is basically addicted to brand logos. He even draws them in abundance every day. This game was practically made for him, he is going to love it.
The Boom Boom Balloon game is another perfect game for him. He and his sister both love balloons, and he loves games of all kinds. I love that he and his sister can play together or that we can play as a family, the rules are very simple and there are not a lot of cards or pieces to lose.
The Air Hogs Hyper disc is great because it is an outside activity, that will get the kids to be active, which is something I am always looking to do. Again, it is a great family activity, and will be a good alternative to the traditional games of catch that we play with a ball. This is especially a good daddy and kids game, which is awesome.
Kinetic Sand is something both kids already adore. We have several Kinetic Sand products already, and the kids would play with them non-stop if I did not limit them(for their messiness). Kinetic Sand is not messy, if you play with it over the box as intended, but my kids walk all over with it, and it winds up everywhere, but that is because it is so fun they don't want to stop playing with it, even while doing other things.
It's very hard to blame them for that since I actually love it as well. It is so soothing to feel the sand slide through your fingers and to squish t up in your fists. It is amazing to watch the Kinetic Sand bold and move, it is like magic, and I love it. If you have never experienced Kinetic Sand, this is a must try product for kids and adults alike. The new Metallics and Gems varieties are so pretty, I can't wait to see how it looks in action.
If you are still looking for basket fillers for your little ones, Spin Master has so many amazing products. The only downside would be not being able to chose them all. The ultimate upside is that Spin Master has been kind enough to host an epic prize pack giveaway. While it won't arrive by Easter, this prize would make any day feel like a holiday.
One very lucky winner will receive a Zoomer Puppy, Zoomer Dino, Air Hogs Hyper Disk, Kinetic Sand Metallics/Gems and a Sew Cool Machine. The prize is worth over $250!! Enter below for your chance at this fabulous prize pack.
Also, be sure to enter all the other Spring Fling giveaways via the linky below. Good luck.