1973 LEGO Letter to Parents!

Blast from the past: this is a letter that came with LEGO toys back in 1973. I think most of us would agree that this still applies today!

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 09:31AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

ALEX Hair Chalk Salon

Parents Magazine has named ALEX Hair Chalk Salon one of the Best New Toys of 2014. The set includes everything you need to add streaks of vibrant, (temporary) colour to hair with easy-to-use chalk pens. (We’ve even noticed some moms really love it!)

 The set also includes a beading tool to add in hair beads to finish off a new, colourful hair style. And don’t worry; it comes out easily with plain old shampoo.  Easy instructions, five chalk pens, a beading tool, 24 beads, and hair elastics are all included.

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:37AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

Easy Cinnamon Heart Ornaments

When I was a kid we made these same simple heart ornaments. Made of cinnamon and applesauce, this easy craft is fun, inexpensive, and makes a nice keepsake gift too.

Makes about 30 heart ornaments if you use two different sized cutters.

What you’ll need:
1 cup of applesauce
1 1/2 cups cinnamon

2 Tablespoons cloves - optional (grind with a spice grinder)
Heart cookie cutters in different sizes
String for hanging

Here's a link with instructions. You can be creative and use and shape cookie cutters really, as long as they're not too big.

Easy Cinnamon Applesauce Heart Ornaments

 

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 09:47AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

Timeline: A Game of Luck & Knowledge

Was the can opener invented before or after matches? But what about the telegraph? Was it invented before or after the submarine? These are types of questions you’ll ask yourself in the fun and thought-provoking card game Timeline: Inventions. Each card in the deck of 109 cards depicts a specific period of time: The object of the game is to deplete your hand by placing each card correctly in the ever-expanding line of chronology. This super-unique card game is a great way to mesh learning and fun!

Each card depicts an illustration and name on one side, and a date on the opposite side. Each player starts with an equal number of cards placed date side down. In turns, add one of your cards to the shared time line in the correct sequence. Timeline is a quick game for 2-8 players to compete. Four versions are available including Inventions, Science & Discoveries, Diversity, and Historical Events.

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 02:00PM by Registered CommenterSusie in , , | CommentsPost a Comment

Super-Soft & Cuddly: New Manhattan Lovelies!

New Manhattan Lovelies are incredibly soft, extra-adorable & packed with personality; the perfect companion for any stuffed animal fan! They come in various sizes and styles (some styles not pictured).

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:21PM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

Schylling Star Wars Wind-Ups

 

 

Star Wars wind-ups from Schylling come with a twist (literally!). Wind them up and watch them as they speed along and turn in different directions!

We think this design is awesome! At almost 8 inches high, they're a good size too.

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:38AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

WIN Your ALEX Wishlist!

Follow the linkbelow to enter the ALEX Win Your Wishlist contest. Prizes are chosen every Wednesday!


***Win Your Wishlist***

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:23AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

Bonehead

We've combed through the Cretaceous to come up with just the thing to keep your hair from wigging out. Bone Head takes its cue from the fossil record to provide a comb and brush combo that works with prehistoric precision. The flexible teeth are strong enough to chomp through your tangles yet gentle enough to keep you smiling through the process.

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:13AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

PineconeToddler Craft! 

I'd say here's a cute toddler craft that takes no time at all, but if we're talking toddlers, and if you have one or more of these interesting little people, you'll know there's no such thing because every activity can seem like a lifetime! BUT, this takes the cake for "a quick craft" because it's really easy and straightforward.

Collect a few pinecones, grab some mini-pom poms from the dollar store, and glue them to the pine cone as shown in the photo. Kids will have fun choosing the colours and where they will go. Then all you have to do is tie a piece of embroidery thread to the top and you've now got a cute ornament keepsake. The vibrant colours make this a favourite for toddlers to make and spot on the tree! It can also make a great gift for a family member.

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 09:56AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

Spot It!

The award-winning game Spot It! Is available in a wide variety of styles including letters, shapes, numbers, words, golf, HL, and more and also in themes like Disney & Frozen.

The object: There is always one, and only one, matching symbol between any two cards A sharp eye and quick reflexes is all it takes to play in this grab-n-go tin. The fast action and brilliant premise will have you hooked. Quick to learn, fun for all ages, and including up to 8 players, Spot it is the best card game for kids and adults alike.

Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:04PM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment
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