GIVEAWAY of the WEEK: A Set of Wikki Stix Big Count Box!
We are beginning a series of posts on Christmas gifts for Children. Our kids love junkie toys as much as yours. However, the educator in us hates giving all of those plastic junkie toys to children. So we tend to lean towards books, art materials and “learning/exploration” toys when giving gifts to the children in our lives. But rest assured that all of the recommendations we make over the next weeks are fun and kid-tested!
For Christmas last year, MacGyver asked Santa for a set of Bendaroos. In our house Santa, doesn’t make any purchases without getting on the internet to checkout reviews from other parents. Santa found out that Wikki Stix had much better reviews. They actually had really good reviews. So both MacGyver and Miss Enigma received a set of Wikki Stix from Santa.
Santa gave Miss Enigma a small set with an activity book. Here she’s making curly hair for a clown. Wikki Stix are wax covered strings that can be used over and over again. They are NOT messy and are age appropriate for children 3 and up.
A preschooler can even make beautiful Wikki Stix jewelry! Such a versatile gift!
Of course, I imagined the children making “flat” creations with the Wikki Stix. The stix can be used in the classroom or homeschool to practice letters, numbers and words. This is one of the first things MacGyver made with his set of Wikki Stix.
But he quickly began making his own creations. Of course, he started with a dinosaur scene.
During our animal study, he made this cobra, complete with a “hood” that can fold down and expand just like a real cobra. Did you know, cobra is short for cobra de capelo, which is Portuguese for “snake with hood”, or “hood-snake”. Wikki Stix are so cool because of the way they bend. MacGyver wanted to wrap this cobra around a tree trunk because it is a black tree cobra. Yes, that is a real cobra found in Africa. And yes, MacGyver taught me all of this information!
He also made this parrot during our study on birds. He made it so it’s feet can actually hold onto a tree branch. The wings can also open and close when it flies. These things are so cool!
1. They allow the children to explore and create freely.
2. They are NOT messy.
3. They are a great Christmas gift for both boys and girls, ages 3 and up.
4. They don’t make noise.
5. They can be used on long trips in the car or on the airplanes.
6. They can be used in a hotel room.
7. They can be used at Grandma’s house and at your friend’s house that is NOT child proofed.
8. They can be used over and over again.
9. Oh and they are NOT messy!
10. And maybe best of all, they do NOT use batteries!!!
Helpful Hints: Don’t use on the fuzzy carpet or the pets. If you keep the Wikki Stix away from fuzz and muck, they can be used over and over again.
Wikki Stix does not know who we are. This is not a paid review. Our kids just love them.
We’re GIVING away one Wikki Stix Big Count Box. (Your set will be NEW!)
Description From the Manufacturer
Big count for big fun! 468 Wikki Stix One-of-a-Kind Creatables in 13 colors… all in a “cigar-style” box that is perfect to decorate with Wikki Stix and use for storage. Includes 12-page fun booklet of arts and crafts ideas, plus colorful projects sheets. Easy to use Wikki Stix simply stick to the surface with fingertip pressure… no glue, no paste, no preparation, and no cleanup! Easy for even very young fingers to use. The perfect medium for early creative fun.
To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.
Wikki Stix do NOT use batteries. What is your favorite toy that doesn’t use batteries? (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)
One entry per person, please.
No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Thursday, November 18, 2010
The winner must be a resident of The United States.
The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday, November 19, 2010. Check back it might be you!
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