Thursday, October 29, 2020

Holiday Gifts for Kids from Hape

Hape ("hah-pay"), is a premium German educational brand and global leader in designing and creating affordable, high quality wooden toys that are built to last. Kids will love learning through play, as Hape products inspire hours of endless play and foster their imaginations, creativity, social skills, self discovery and more. This holiday season, help your toddler build their dreams with new products from Hape

The Shape Sorter Xylophone and Piano encourages children to sort colors and shapes, and experience music by making wonderful Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So melodies! Each kit comes with five different brightly colored puzzle pieces that fit together to form a musical instrument. Match the puzzle pieces with their corresponding holes, and then press down or tap them with the included red baton to create sound. (Age: 12 months + | MSRP: $17.99, Availability: Starting November, Retailer: Target) 

My First Block Set comes with 80 block pieces in a variety of shapes and colors! These blocks will inspire hours of play and will encourage children to recognize colors and shapes as they build on their imaginations! (Age: 12 months + | MSRP: $16.99, Availability: Starting November, Retailer: Target exclusive)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible Gift Set For Girls - #beautifulwordgiftset & #FlyBy Review

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Many thanks to Telling Ministries LLC and HCCP for providing this product/product information for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Created especially for girls ages 8 to 12, this beautiful Bible, sticker sheets and coloring pencil set provides the tools for young artists to express themselves.

Girls will get creative through coloring and journaling in the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible for Girls. Included are pencils to color, blend and shade the detailed line art surrounding hundreds of inspiring verses. This Bible gift set is perfect for the special young girl in your life and will become a cherished keepsake full of personalized creative expressions of faith.

Features include:

· Complete text of the accurate, readable and clear New International Version (NIV)

· Over 600 verses illustrated in ready-to-color line art

· Four colored pencils

· Six sheets of stickers designed for girls

· Thick white paper for writing and doodling

· Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections

· Satin ribbon marker

· Beautifully debossed and screen-printed cover

· Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface in a readable 8-point print size

My Review:

Today's tween girl needs reassurance that no issue is too big for God.  The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible Gift Set for Girls, designed specifically for girls ages 8 to 12, will do just that.  Tweens can read scripture, take their own notes along the lined margins, and color verses.  This Bible has a feminine cover and graphics. Inside its pages are the scriptures and stories of the Bible in NIV version.  

Regardless of how it's formatted or fashioned, I believe the Bible in and of itself is a collection of published documents that everyone young and old should read.  Having said that, I support having a Bible that has a good hook to get readers interested.  The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible Gift Set for Girls is engaging with its coloring pages, layout, stickers, and pencils.  

Using the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) text makes the Bible accessible and easy-to-read for kids.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

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Giveaway ends on Tuesday, October 27th at 11:59 PM PT.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

You're Pulling My Leg! - #playmorningstar Storytelling Game Book Review

Going on right now is a Virtual Book Tour (October 19th-23rd) for a new book/game that is perfect to play over the holidays with your family (either in person or remotely)! You’re Pulling My Leg! and You’re Pulling My Leg! Junior, created by award-winning game creator Allen Wolf, lets you test your bluffing skills with completely new questions that range from thought-provoking to zany. The game can be played in person or remotely. 

During the game, players choose a question from the cards within the book. The secret flip of the coin tells them if their answer should be true or made up. When players hear a story, they vote points on if they think a player is telling the truth or pulling their leg. Players win points if you’re right but lose them if you’re wrong. Players try to bluff others and try not to let other players fool them. The first player to 21 points wins. You’ll be surprised how much you learn about other players in a short amount of time.

The books not only make a great holiday gift, but they also provide families with endless hours of entertainment and a chance to get to know your family members better.

Now that my kids are older, I don't get to see them as often.  When I do, we like to get together and play games.  You're Pulling My Leg! has been a recent favorite.  And, I get a bigger insight into their inner thoughts.  

The only thing you need for You're Pulling My Leg! is a coin, the book, and some players.  There are different game variations, and it's up to you which one you choose.  You can record Game  Highlights within the book if someone says something particularly funny or memorable.  The book features several different cards where players tell about their situations.  For instance, "Tell me about an awkward dating experience" or ""Tell me about a time when you counseled a friend".  This book has been a great conversation starter.  Not only has it been fun to play, but I've learned a lot about my older kids. 

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Fall Fun at Mill Creek Farm

All my kids are older, and I admit I miss the days of taking them to pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating, Easter egg hunts, and all that fun stuff.  So, I take up the opportunities to hang out with the young'uns in my family and spend quality time.

Yesterday my niece invited me along with her clan to Mill Creek Farm, located on the outskirts of town.  It was crappy cold but we had a good time making memories.

There were several set-ups for photo ops.  I wasn't lookin' so fly, so I didn't take any pictures of myself.  But I got plenty of the family.

We went through the pumpkin patch and I let the kiddos pick out a pumpkin for themselves.  Seems like it's getting a little late in the season since a lot of the pumpkins were already starting to rot.

We all explored a corn maze and hunted for pumpkin buckets filled with slips of paper.  Since everyone found all six slips, the kids were able to pick out a treat at the end.  And last, but not least, we went on a short hayrack ride around the area.