Unplug and Have Some Fun!

Meaghan runs down a list of fun toys and games to occupy kids, without tech.

Amarillo, Texas - Tired of hearing the quintessential, "Mom, I'm bored! There's nothing to do!?" Turn off the TV and various electronics, and pull out the following games, puzzles, and activities for an afternoon of good ol' fashioned fun! 

 

The Cube - Next Generation of Rubik's Cube
agreatlifebrand.com

These aren't the same cubes you used to buy as gifts 30 years ago. This hot new agreatlife speed cube incorporates a generation's worth of ideas to help solve the cubes you may have tried in the past. With this new, magic 3-D puzzle and the included online solution guide you can solve it twice as fast. It is a fun, inexpensive and unique gift for everyone… perfect for kids, teens and adults especially on long car trips or plane rides. $12; https://agreatlifebrand.com and available on amazon.com.

 

Endless Games
www.endlessgames.com

Unplug and unwind with family fun games from Endless Games! Get everyone moving with CRAZY LEGS! Each space on the game board represents a new physical challenge for children and families to jump, twist, shake and exercise their way to victory! Name 5 asks the easy questions you know the answers to but here's the twist… Sure you know 1 video game… maybe two but can you Name 5??? Can you Name 5 TV Dads? 5 Breakfast cereal "mascots?" Other great travel games and board games (that you can play with or without the board) at www.endlessgames.com.

 

Skullduggery
www.skullduggery.com

 Your kids will love Max Traxxx Tracer Racer! 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 track specially engineered to emit glow remnants long after the racer has passed. Choose your track, racers and loops, take into a dimly lit room and your kids will be ready to set the darkness ablaze. These racing sets are perfect for both beginning and advanced race fans as variable speed remote control cars and adjustable track heights allow racers to control course difficulty. Four Tracer Racers RC Cars available. Includes one Tracer Racers, RC Car, and one Controller. Now available at Toys R Us and www.toysrus.com

 

Two Brothers and Olivia Petite Pretend Food
www.twobrothersandolivia.com

Adorable Petite Pretend Food from Two Brothers and Olivia for your little one's pretend kitchen! Available in a variety of cheerful, fun designs, including ice cream cones, donuts, cookies and the newest design, pineapples, Two Brothers and Olivia Teethers make a sweet treat for hours of fun! Easily packed into a diaper bag, backpack, or your child's pack - they are perfect for taking along for fun on-the-go, too! The toys are made from 100% food grade silicone, and can be easily cleaned with soap and water. All products are free of BPA, PVC, or lead. Two Brothers and Olivia products are compliant with safety standards set out by both Canadian and US governments, and have been tested to be compliant with CPSC, CPSIA and ASTM toy standards. They are tested for toxic contents, strength and flammability to ensure that they surpass all the safety standards

 

Taco Truck Fun Kit from Kidstir
www.kidstir.com

 A cure for rainy days in the summer! Your little one can now make chef-inspired recipes at home with ease - all while learning Español, practicing math skills, and more! Available without a subscription from this innovative subscription service for children, the Taco Truck Fun Kit from Kidstir will turn your kitchen into a lunch truck - and your child can invite friends and family to step right up and place their orders! In this kit, children will find out how to make three Mexican recipes, including Guac & Roll, Food Truck Tacos, and Arroz con Leche - which will be served in a Food-Truck-in-a-Box tray! They will also discover fun facts about avocados and peppers, learn some Español, and practice menu math. The subscription service can be joined or given as a gift, or you can send one of the single kits, as well. With a focus on fresh, nutritious food and hands-on fun, Kidstir was created by moms who know that through cooking, children will gain important life skills in the kitchen - and cook up some fun family memories! http://kidstir.com/shop/tacotruckfun/

 

Beachmate
mybeachmate.com

 Headed to the beach with kids in tow? The Beachmate is an all-in-one stackable storage system that consolidates multiple beach products in one easy-to-pack bag. The Beachmate solves the age old problem of needing to pack multiple bags and gear to the beach….because we know that with little ones, there are a lot of must-haves besides just a towel & sunscreen! This ultimate carry-all companion has a storage compartment for all the items needed for a day at the beach. The Beachmate is complete with durable buckets, shovels and a soft cooler all packaged in a single tote bag with plenty of storage pockets. 

The Beachmate also includes one large, two medium and two small buckets plus two shovels! It holds up to tough play meaning the buckets and shovels will not break with just one use. Truly a parent's dream come true, the stylish, over-the-shoulder strap design allows for hands-free convenience! Consumers can easily personalize this new beach companion with monogramming options available.

 


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