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With the recent concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, many families are staying home to avoid potential exposure. But what can you do to keep kids entertained while at home? From fun new games to arts and crafts to even the latest shows, below please find an assortment of fun games, toys and programs that will keep your family entertained during your time at home. We also have a great giveaway below for a SmART Pixelator , so be sure to enter!

ENTERTAINMENT

Everyday Edisons

Before there was Shark Tank, there was Everyday Edisons, the original and hugely successful Emmy award-winning TV series featuring real inventors and their brilliant ideas… and it’s BACK with eight new episodes, four judges and 24 new inventors who are ready to change the world with their ideas. Currently streaming on Crackle, Everyday Edisons connects inventors with a team of proven mentors, who provide invaluable advice in advance of their pitch before a panel of judges. The series, which first aired in 2006 on PBS and ran for four consecutive seasons, is being brought back by Chris Ferguson, the CEO of Edison Nation along with the original show producer and 23-time Emmy Award-Winner, Michael Cable and Louis Foreman, the founder of Edison Nation, returning as lead judge.

STEAM TOYS

Thames and Kosmos CREATTO™ Light-Up Crafting™ Kits

Creatto™ is a simple yet versatile building system that consists of just two primary components that can be woven together into countless 3D creations. The flexible yet durable plastic tiles interlock quickly and easily for all skill levels; no additional materials or hardware required! Each Creatto kit includes assembly instructions for four different configurations, but the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Add strings of colored LED lights to illuminate your works of art from the inside out. Creatto is available in 3 fun sizes: mini, medi, and maxi. Kids can choose to build: Moonlight Elephant Safari: Ages 6+ MSRP: $9.95; Magical Moose & Forest Friends: Ages 6+ MSRP: $9.95; Starlight Kitty & Cutie Crew: Ages 8+ MSRP: $19.95; Shimmer Shark & Ocean Pals: Ages 9+ MSRP: $29.95; Sparkle Unicorn & Friends: Ages 9+ MSRP: $29.95.

Magformers Amazing Rescue 50-Piece Set

Click and create your own adventure with Magformers AMAZING Rescue 50-Piece Set! Magformers are a magnetic construction toy where the possibilities are endless. Build and create your own fire adventure. Build a fire station and fire truck, add wheels and fire accessories. This 50 piece set comes with 24 magnetic pieces, 2 characters and emergency vehicle accessories and much more to keep the city safe.Ages 3+ MSRP $59.99

smART Pixelator

The smART Pixelator empowers kids to design and build 2D and 3D projects using Bluetooth connectivity, easy-to-follow lights, and smART Pixel Beads, Sequins or Pegs. Right out of the box, kids have a choice of creating 50 step-by-step designs using Pixel Beads. A smART Pixelator app and any mobile device also let them engineer their own projects, encouraging customization and experimentation. Additional beads, sequins, pegs, and projects are available to keep the fun flowing. Ideal for kids 7 to 107 years old. MSRP: $59.99.

FAMILY GAMES

Authentic Agility How Do You See The World

How Do You See the World from Authentic Agility Games is an engaging card game that encourages people to go beyond their comfort zone while truly learning how others view the world by asking important questions. The game includes one dice that will select one of the below five categories. Players then just pull the card and read the question from the associated category. With variations of game rules and suggestions available, this game can be played around the family dinner table, with longtime companions or with your newest neighbor. So whether you want to have deeper conversations in your social circles or really want to connect with your family, How Do You See the World? from Authentic Agility Games will spark the conversation and is an ideal gift for a friend, spouse, loved one or co-worker. Available on Amazon and Authenticagilitygames.com for $24.99.

Bicycle® Standard Index Playing Cards

Do you remember learning your first card game? How about winning at an old-fashioned game of solitaire? Or that holiday tradition of Gin Rummy after dinner? Since 1885, Bicycle playing cards have been a part of household gaming. Known for its quality and rich heritage, Bicycle® playing cards have been bringing people together for generations. Every Bicycle® playing card deck is specially crafted so that you can trust Bicycle® cards performance, hand after hand. Great for all card games. Great for all players. MSRP: $3.99.

Nothing to do? Pull up the How To Play App- it has the complete rules to over 75 card games, new and old, written step-by-step – and video too if, you’re into that. Visit Bicycle on Instagram

ADULT GAMES

Authentic Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

From Authentic Agility Games is the second game in the series of engaging card games. This unique experience allows people to truly connect through question asking with those you know or wish to know better. In today’s divided world, we are longing for a way to communicate and understand one another’s perspectives. Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? is a tool that will empower every person to have challenging conversations on important topics, such as politics and religion. Get in the game, with respect and without judgment. The game includes one dice that will select one of the following five categories: Reflections, Relationships, Aspirations, Life’s Purpose and Beliefs. Players then draw a card and read the question from the associated category and discussion follows. With variations of game rules available, this game can be played with all ages around the family dinner table or with your newest neighbor. Available on Amazon.com, Teen and up, $24.99.

TACTILE FUN WITH SLIME AND COMPOUNDS

Fluffy Cloudz

Fluffy Cloudz is the hottest new slime to hit the toy aisle this year! Sure to ooze children with delight, the colorful, super-stretchy CLOUD SLIME assortment features fruit flavored scents including Berry Blast, Cococraze, Grape Squeeze, Melon Mania, Peach Paradise, and Piney Party. Also comes with surprise charms! Hold it high and let gravity drizzle the slime down. MSRP: $4.99, ages 4+. Available at Target and Michael’s.

OMG Jewelry Surprise Balloon Singles

The Oh My Goo, Single Pop balloons are bring and cheerful, each on a stick, are offered in a variety of three great colors- your choice of pink, purple, and blue. Right on trend, these fun pops are filled with glitzy slimy compound and a surprise piece of jewelry! Children will be surprised with a variety of trendy rings and bracelets. Crack open each balloon to reveal your fun jewelry surprise. Collect them all! MSRP: $2.88, ages 4+. Available at Walmart.

GIVEAWAY

One winner will receive a smArt Pixelator MSRP: $59.99.

All entries will be verified. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Any person who has won a prize (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by Sponsor in the thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. Entrants who have created social accounts purely for the purpose of entering Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public.

The winner will be chosen randomly through Giveaway Tools and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. The Review Wire, Tabby’s Pantry and Chatty Patty’s Place are not responsible for shipment of prize.

Cuteness Overload for Easter

We got these cute Easter Toys from Grin Studios free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own

When we were walking around New York Toy Fair the Grin Studios Booth really caught our eye.  They had so many not only cute Poopchi’s they had so many other adorable push and a whole lot of fluff and slime.  Any kid with sensory issues would love.

When this box showed up I knew it was not only perfect for the Easter Gift Guide, but also the Autistic guide coming this April.

There is nothing my son loves more then a great sensory toy and different colors that he can mix or keep separate if he would like.

They have a wide range of toys that your kids are going to love to find in their Easter Basket this year.  They are so cute and make the perfect finishing touch this year.

 

This Easter Just Play

We got these awesome Just Play toys free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own

 

We have been bringing you Just Play toys for awhile now and ever season they seem to top themselves.    They have a wide range of toys that are going to be a blast this Easter.  I love the idea of giving some fun toys instead of a ton of candy.  They will have a lot more fun with toys that encourage their imagination.

 

Some of their new awesome toys this year are ,

 

Scented HAiRDORaBlEs.

With 39 new dolls, a reusable case and 11 Surprises inside.  These dolls are not only cute, but your little one will want to collect them all.

 

P.J Mask Glow Wheelers

If you have a P.J Mask lover then these are going to be a must they have 3 cars that light up.  They also are rev and go.  Pull back and let go watch them take off.

 

T.O.T.S Tickle & Toot

These little ones are so cute and when you squeeze them they burp, giggle, and toot.  They even have a removable diaper.

 

Ryans World Safe

We all know Ryans World toys are a huge hit this year.  This safe comes with its own key and surprises inside.   There is even a special compartment inside to find one of your treasures.  There is plenty of room in here to for your kids to lock up their very own treasures for safe keeping.

 

We love Just Play and love that they have a wide range of toys our kids are going to love this Easter Season.

Nothing is Basic with Basic Fun

We got these great toys free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own

When it comes to Basic Fun toys nothing is basic.  They have a wide range of cute and fun toys that are going to make your Easter Basket pop this year.  From Tonka, to the new hit Troll toys they have something for every kid in the family.

I love that these are great toys for Easter that will keep your kids busy and they will be having a bast all Easter day.  When we were younger the Easter Bunny used to hide a great toy like these for us and we had to do a treasure hunt to find them.

 

Some of the awesome ones we got to check out

Trolls World Tour – Sparkle Dome Surprise

Tonka

We have been huge Tonka fans for years.  Little guy loves playing with all the trucks and hearing all about what they do from his Grandpa.  They have a great collection with a ton of trucks your kids are going to want to collect.  Even better they are smaller so you can collect a ton of them without taking up a ton of room.

 

Bobble Bottoms

Omg these are adorable and they also make a great sensory toy for my little one.  With the bobble bottoms they have a few different animals to choose from so you are sure to find the perfect one for your little one.  Plus if you get a few they are so cute bobbling together.

We love Basic fun and think they are the perfect add to our Easter Gift Guide.

 

Redwood Ventures Foodie Surprise for Easter

We got these Foodie Surprise eggs free in exchange for an honest review all opinions are my own.

When it comes to Easter we try and stay away from a ton of candy.  Let’s be honest though a little candy in the Easter basket or a hidden egg is a must.  I love that the Foodie Surprise are not only unique they come in their own egg.  So I can go ahead and put these tight in the basket or even give them to the Easter Bunny to hide with his eggs. Better yet these are a great price.   The Foodie Surprise Yolkies are just $4.99 and the Foodie Surprise Candy Slime Egg is just $2.99.


Huge Thank you to Chatty Pattys Place for letting us use her Video.  She rocks at videos

Yolkies

Yolkies are large eggs that contain candy slime, a gummy yolk and a collectible little Yolkies toy character.  There are many different Yolkies to collect.  The slime candy and gummy yolk are so delicious!  I tried one and it had a delicious pineapple flavor.

Candy Slime Surprise Egg

These fun eggs contain candy slime and mystery candy mix-ins.  Kids love to mix slime and these eggs are so much fun and perfect for your little slime lovers.  There are different color eggs which contain different surprise slime’s and mix-one, so you won’t know which you got until you open your eggs!

 

 

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Great Easter Basket Fillers From Little Kids

We got these cute Easter Basket fillers free in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

As Easter gets closer we are all looking for cute Easter Basket fillers out kids are going to love.  Little Kids has a great line that your kids are going to love.   Now of course we all know about their Fubbles line and if you don’t and have a bubble lover they are a must.  No spill bubbles that your kids can have a blast with and so many different ones in the line you are sure to find ones they love.

Did you also know they have a great range of other toys that are going to be so cute in the Easter Basket this year.

The Jelly Belly Scented Fruit Plus

These are not only cute , but smell wonderful.

The Fubbles on the Go.

They are perfect for family trips and even just to play with outside.  They are cute compact and perfect for family bubble fun.

 

The Light Up Peeps Ball

This ball has 2 little Peeps guys inside with glitter and lights up.  My son loves balls so this is going to be perfect.  It is also a thick ball so no worrying about breaking it and having to clean up glitter

Peeps Design A Bunny

That is right you can now design your very own Peeps Color him or her any way you would like this even includes 4 markers.

I love the entire lone from Little Kids and would recommend them to everyone.

Available Today – Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch

 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available today for the Nintendo Switch

Just in time while we are all looking for something fun to do indoors.  Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch is out and its going to be a blast.

Travel to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create and customize your island life with the help of a cast of charming animal residents including Tom Nook and Isabelle in the newest addition to the beloved Animal Crossing series!

n the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, which is now available for the Nintendo Switch family of systems, you’ll get to travel to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create and customize your island life. (Graphic: Business Wire)

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Picture it: You just landed on your own deserted island paradise. You instantly find your inner peace as you hear the soothing sound of ocean waves. You set up your new tent and, before calling it a night, decide to wander around the island to take it all in. Before long, you will be meeting animal residents, crafting items and indulging in a variety of activities, like catching bugs and sharing your virtual life with friends and family. Your island life is just beginning and there is so, so much more to experience…

In the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, which is now available for the Nintendo Switch family of systems, you’ll get to travel to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create and customize your island life. Before you take off for your island, you can design your character and then choose where to set up your tent once you arrive – which you can eventually choose to upgrade to your very own home! You can even customize the actual island itself by putting items like furniture and flowers around the island and, after some time, can even adjust the island’s terrain! As your island develops, new facilities and residents may join your community.

“In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can transport yourself to a virtual island paradise,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With relaxing gameplay you can enjoy by yourself or with friends and family, the game is a breath of fresh island air.”

Starting today, free updates will be added to the game throughout the year, delivering fresh seasonal content for you to enjoy. The first update adds “Bunny Day” in April, as well as the ability to use online features, which requires a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Follow the Animal Crossing Twitter account for the latest news and updates about the game.

Nintendo Switch Online members can now also use NookLink, which is part of the Nintendo Switch Online app, to scan a Custom Design QR Code pattern from previous games Animal Crossing: New Leaf or Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer with a real-life smartphone and then download them to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When connected online, it’s possible to talk with friends who also have Animal Crossing: New Horizons with the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, using the smartphone as a keyboard or for voice chat.

Additionally, those that link their Nintendo Account to their Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp mobile game will be able to order special items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and get 50 Leaf Tickets in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. For more details, visit https://ac-pocketcamp.com/en-US/site/horizons.

Sonic The Hedgehog Debuts Early on Digital March 31 and 4K, Blu-ray, DVD on May 19

It’s time to roll around at the speed of sound! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, debuting early for purchase on Digital March 31 from Paramount Home Entertainment, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and for rental on demand or disc May 19

Powered with incredible speed, Sonic the Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz), aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Now it’s super-villain vs. super-sonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using his unique power for world domination. Sonic teams up with The Donut Lord, aka Sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), to save the planet in this action-packed hit that’s fun for the whole family.

BONUS FEATURES ON DIGITAL*, 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, & BLU-RAY COMBO

  • Commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz
  • Around the World in 80 Seconds—See Sonic’s next adventure!
  • Deleted Scenes—Director Jeff Fowler introduces deleted scenes
  • Bloopers—Laugh along with Jim Carrey and the cast
  • “Speed Me Up” Music Video
  • For the Love of Sonic—Jim Carrey and the cast discuss what Sonic the Hedgehog means to them
  • Building Robotnik with Jim Carrey—See Jim Carrey bring supervillain Dr. Robotnik to life
  • The Blue Blur: Origins of Sonic—Explore the origins of the legendary Blue Blur
  • Sonic On Set—Visit the set with the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz

 

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Eleventh Season Giveaway

We got Sponge Bob Season 11 free in exchange for an honest review all opinions are my own

We were excite for Sponge Bob Season 11.  Little guy an I watch Sponge Bob all the time and love it.  Now we can watch at any time without filling up our DVR.  The season 11 is perfect for any Sponge Bob Lover.  Of course i think my favorite is Patrick?  Who is your favorite?

Available on DVD March 31, 2020

Enter DoodleBob’s alternate dimension and take a trip to Bubble Buddy’s hometown. Help SpongeBob keep Fred’s leg out of harm’s way, move Bubble Bass out of his mom’s basement, and stop SpongeGar from wreaking havoc all over town! Make new friends, including an imaginary hamster, a sea bunny, the Krusty Krab’s peculiar night crew and Sandy’s nutty nieces. Plus, take a trip to the moon, solve the curious case of the missing clarinet and hear Gary speak for the very first time ever!

Featuring every hilarious episode from Season 11, plus Plankton’s Color Nullifier, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Eleventh Season 3-DVD set will be available for the suggested retail price of $17.99 U.S.

Episodes:
•    216a Cave Dwelling Sponge
•    216b The Clam Whisperer
•    217a Spot Returns
•    217b The Check-Up
•    218a Spin the Bottle
•    218b There’s a Sponge in My Soup
•    219a Man Ray Returns
•    219b Larry the Floor Manager
•    220ab The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom
•    221a No Pictures Please
•    221b Stuck on the Roof
•    222a Krabby Patty Creature Feature
•    222b Teacher’s Pests
•    223a Sanitation Insanity
•    223b Bunny Hunt
•    224a Squid Noir
•    224b Scavenger Pants
•    225a Cuddle E. Hugs
•    225b Pat the Horse
•    226a Chatterbox Gary
•    226b Don’t Feed the Clowns
•    227a Drive Happy
•    227b Old Man Patrick
•    228a Fun-Sized Friends
•    228b Grandmum’s the Word
•    229a Doodle Dimension
•    229b Moving Bubble Bass
•    230a High Sea Diving
•    230b Bottle Burglars
•    231a My Leg!
•    231b Ink Lemonade
•    232a Mustard O’Mine
•    232b Shopping List
•    233a Whale Watching
•    233b Krusty Kleaners
•    234a Patnocchio
•    234b ChefBob
•    235a Plankton Paranoia
•    235b Library Cards
•    236a Call the Cops!
•    236b Surf N’ Turf
•    237ab Goons on the Moon
•    238a Appointment TV
•    238b Karen’s Virus
•    239a The Grill is Gone
•    239b The Night Patty
•    230a Bubbletown
•    240b Girls’ Night Out
•    241a Squirrel Jelly
•    241b The String

One lucky U.S winner is going to get their very own copy.  Do to what is going on in the world right now I have no idea about shipping time.

Sponge Bob Season 11 DVD Giveaway

Give the Beauty of Madame Alexander This Easter

We got this beautiful Madame Alexander Doll free in exchange for an honest review.

I have been collecting Madame Alexander for years.  They were my comfort when I was growing up.  I could not believe that I could own something so beautiful.  I was so excited to see that they were at the New York Toy Fair and they had a new beautiful collection out that any doll lover will go gaga for.

Madame Alexander has always been known for beauty and quality and they are still living up to that.  We got to see so many at the show.  When we saw the Pink Bunny Huggums I knew they would be a huge hit for Easter.  What doll lover would not love to find this beautiful little one in their basket this year.

HUGGUMS

These classic 12” baby dolls are perfect for tiny hands. Made with soft bodies meant to be hugged, these dolls are recommended for ages 2+. This adorable dolly will become your “baby’s baby.”

I love that the Huggums are made to cuddle and they still have the beautiful faces.  Your little one or big one can take these to bed with them at night and cuddle their new baby all night long.

I would also like to give a shout out to the parents having new little ones this year.  I hear a lot from the parents in the Autistic community that they are getting ready to have another little one, they want a way to help their Autistic kids learn about the new baby.  These are perfect.  Give them their own little sister or brother early.  Let them learn to be gentle , change diapers ect with this great life like doll.

You can get your Madame Alexander dolls at Amazon, (small Wonder) @Target and Neiman Marcus. or at these online retailers.