Sunday, December 13, 2009

Crayon Town - Review

Crayola is a classic. I can't imagine of anyone that hasn't heard of the name. It's been around for years, and with reason. It continues to inspire and engage. Crayola also continues to come up with new products that make coloring fun.

Crayola and Wild Planet have partnered to bring about the Crayon Town activity sets. These activity sets combine coloring, construction, and creative play.

I received the Crayon Town Neighborhood Playset and the Crayon Town Zoo Playset for review. My youngest son got to work with the zoo and my youngest step-daughter played with the neighborhood.

I like Crayon Town because it allows the kids to do more than just color. They've used their imagainations to make up scenarios. When they received the playsets, they both sat at the kitchen table and colored their sets. They then put together the parts that were to be constructed. The pieces to be constructed were easy enough to do but they reinforced them with tape so they wouldn't tear. The figurines included were fun to play with, according to the kids. On some of the pieces, they attached their crayons to them to make the piece complete. For instance, they used a crayon to transform a tall tree trunk.

After coloring and constructing, Adam and Emma put their playsets together and mixed around the pieces. They made their own little world and played in it for quite some time.

The sets are available in five different themes: Neighborhood, Zoo, Construction Site, Horse Ranch, and Airport. It'd be neat to see if they come up with other themed sets. Just because the kids have colored the sheets, it doesn't mean they have to be done. Free coloring sheet refills are available online, so new sheets can be printed to expand each theme.

I received product for review from Wild Planet. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products, as your opinion may differ.