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Today we are pleased to share some of our favorite toys that promote an active and/or outdoor life. They are ones we recommend for gifts and can be used all year long. You can find them on our 2014 gift guide too!
Prize #1: Education Outdoors Games – Toasted or Roasted AND Snipe
Education Outdoors makes some of the best toys for just that – outdoor education! We love every one we have tried of theirs, but these are two of our favorites.
Toasted or Roasted: Fun for even a 3 or 4 year old. Up to 4 players. Easy to play, easy to understand, and S’More building all year long.
SNIPE: Super awesome for indoor or outdoor play. Glorified hide and seek but with Snipes who “chirp” with increasing frequency as kids look for them. Every kid that has ever played this has LOVED it. It stays in our camping stuff because it’s easy to take anywhere.
Prize #2: Spooner Boards
We recently discovered these gems and think every family should have them. They are another indoor/outdoor activity that helps with balance while challenging and strengthening kids of all ages. They work on any surface so can be used on carpet, hardwood, grass or snow. We love that they are also an open-ended activity and kids can increasingly get better on – there are some pretty incredible tricks some do on them! Finally, they’re light and small so easy to pack along on adventures AND they have no weight limit on them.
Rock-It (available in 24″ or 28″): The board plus a rope for increased mobility for going down hills or pulling behind you.
Pro (Shown in photos below): A little longer than their Freestyle board, but even P (at not even 30 pounds and short for a 3 year old) could handle it just fine.
This giveaway is for the Rock-It 24″ – which happens to be our favorite if you were going to buy just one! They are available for sale at Biddle & Bop!
Prize #3 (2 winners with 2 poles each): FireBuggz Fishing Poles
We discovered these at the Outdoor Retailer show this summer and thought they were so cool. A fun way to roast your marshmallows (4 at a time) or hot dogs (2 at a time) while “fishing”. With a wrist jerk of the pole, you can even flip the “lure” to roast the other side. A little tricky for the youngest (we recommend for ages 4+) to handle, but one of those things the kids and adults fight over.
Prize #4: Kites from HQ Kites & Designs
Another outdoor toy that we think every family should have. HQ Kites & Designs has a huge assortment of kites (another gem we found out the Outdoor Retailer show). Their Parafoil and Symphony are both great for active families because they are light beginner kites and fold up super small for bringing along almost anywhere. HQ Kites has a ton of great outdoor toys too – definitely check them out!
**This is a “photo fail” on my part – every time we had wind, I didn’t have my camera/phone. Every time we tried when I was ready with photography equipment, our wind was lousy. Use your imagination! They’re great!**
The details: Since we prefer to spread the love a little bit, we will have FIVE winners today. You may enter all giveaways if you would like, or just pick and choose. They are only open for 72 hours so be sure to get your entries in early. Since this giveaway is posting later than the others, we will give you an extra day to enter.
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