Keep Kids Creative Week (September 18-24) - My Picks For Unplugged Play

I am a firm believer in unplugged play. My kids online time is strictly limited. They do not have phones and I monitor their online life and time through Microsoft. I set time limits and see everything they search and view.  As a parent I believe it is our role to take an active role on their screen time, monitor what the are watching and set a good example by limiting our own time. We are not living life if our face is constantly in a little screen. This is why I am so excited about Creative Week.  The experts way in on unplugged play.


My Favorite Unplugged Products:

Magic Sketch




My kids are in love with Magic Sketch. We have had Magic Sketch for 4 weeks and my kids still use it at least 5 times a week.

With Magic Sketch you child can create, learn, sketch, play and all with the push of a button they can delete it and start all over again.

Magic Sketch comes with 4 styluses (pen, paint brush, crayon, and scraper), stencils,  a roller and 3 stamps. 

 



I have even used it on my Facebook wall to ask questions to friends about Big Brother!


Doodle A Droodle


My review is here. We love this game.

It is a new take on Pictionary and is so much fun. It is changes every time we play it.  You pull a card from the pile, put it on the board and draw on the dry erase type board trying to create something from the card you pulled.  If you do a good job and someone guesses what you drew you get points.

We laughed so hard playing this game. Some of the cards were easier than others and some were completely white so you could come up with anything.




 


PlayFoam




With Educational Insights Playfoam Classic 4-Pack, kids are free to express their creativity with no mess to clean up afterward! Just squish up the Playfoam, shape it however you like, then squash it back down and start all over again! No-stick Playfoam is perfect for sculpting squishy, squashy creations anywhere and anytime! And Playfoam never dries out, so the creativity never ends! Encourages creativity and self-expression, provides tactile and sensory stimulation, and develops fine motor skills too! The Playfoam Classic 4-Pack includes 3-ounce pods in blue, green, purple, and orange. 

Age range: 3 years+
MSRP: $6.80

Available online: http://amzn.to/2ytvbdo

 


This was so fun to play with. It is a little sticky and satisfying to poke and knead.




InRoad Toys HotWheels PlayTape



There’s no better creative play and use of imagination than cars and trucks and InRoad Toys Hot Wheels® PlayTape® opens up a universe of open-ended vehicle play that's as simple and unbounded as “Unroll, Stick, and Race!™” Ideal for creating roads for playing with toy cars, sticks to any flat surface, easy-tear, made of paper, no scissors required, repositionable – mistake proof, easy removal, leaves no residue.

Age range: 3 years+
Available Colors: Hot Wheels® Orange and Blue
Available Sizes: 15’ long by 2” wide

MSRP: $4.99-$5.99

Available online: 
Orange Single Pack - http://amzn.to/2hmsGC3
Blue Single Pack - http://amzn.to/2xV7cXQ
Orange 2 Pack - http://amzn.to/2xV7cXQ
Blue 2 Pack - http://amzn.to/2xlwLy2

What I love most about this track is that I can stick it anywhere. I can even have it run up the wall if I wanted it to. My preschoolers love that they have the track to drive their cars on. I love that it lies flat and comes off easily and can be moved anytime I need to. I also love that I now have a line I can have my class line up on. "OK, everyone on the blue line." It is perfect! 

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was offered or received. I did receive samples of the products.

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