Snap Circuits: Christmas Toy Review and GIVEAWAY

November 23, 2010

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GIVEAWAY of the week:

Snap Circuits Jr. SC 100 and

The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip by Joanna Cole

Do you have a budding scientist? (Or would you like to encourage “someone” to show a little interest in science?) Snap Circuits are just the Christmas gift you’re looking for.

Again, last Christmas when MacGyver began making his list for Santa, we jumped on the internet to review his choices. Wow! Snap Circuits had more than glowing reviews! Snap Circuits are similar to Legos in that the children simply snap the pieces together like building blocks, while learning the basics of electronics.

MacGyver can follow the colorful pictures in the manual to build projects such as a switch circuit with light bulb, a motor and fan and a flying saucer. When he first received the set he needed a little help from Daddy to get started. Soon he left the directions behind and began building his own circuits. The manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up.

No wires, no soldering, no screw driver required — pieces snap together. Requires 2 “AA” batteries, not included.

We’re Giving Away

Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100


The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip

To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

What is your favorite science related toy? (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

One entry per person, please.

No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Sunday, November 28, 2010

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, November 29, 2010. Check back it might be you!

Life with Jeannine

Last Week’s Christmas Toy Review: Wikki Stix. Check-out what your children can create with Wikki Stix.


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Robin November 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm

I hope this works. I was excited the first time and now I am excited again what a great toy. We have played with wires and batteries to get bells to ring but this offer so much more for the creative mind. thank you for sharing.

Brandy November 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm

My favorite science toy is the outdoors…if that can count as a toy. There is just so much out there to learn about. And since it’s constantly changing (the surroundings, the weather,the animals, etc.) there is always so much to learn without repeating. Plus, it’s free and my kids can turn anything from outdoors into a learning toy.

Tara H November 23, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I’m NO good at science so this would really help us! =)

Deb November 23, 2010 at 9:00 pm

I think my science boy would LOVE these snap circuits!

Favorite science related toy… I am getting a set of simple machines in a few weeks and I can see those really becoming favorites. My daughter loves all things buggy – the creepier the better. So she has little acrylic cubes with bugs in them. They like breaking out their little rock hammer and goggles and smashing random rocks. It’s hard to pick just one!

Colleen - Sunrise Learning Lab November 23, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Oh, would we LOVE to win these! They have Snap Circuits at the new Glazer Children’s museum as part of a lab exhibit and the boys just love these!!! They are actually our favorite science toy that we don’t own yet. We have been looking to buy these fir the boys, but if we won them, that would be awesome! As far as our favorite science toy we own, currently, it is a tie between the simple machines build it set and the gears,gears,gears set…
Thanks for thus super giveaway!
Colleen :)

Tiffany November 24, 2010 at 6:02 pm

I asked my son what his favorite science toy is and he stated the solar kit and solar car that he picked out as a souvenir in CO.

michelle November 26, 2010 at 10:37 am

what a cool science toy…………my kids love to build things and love love love the magic school bus………my 17 year old still loves Ms. Frizzle!!

Alice November 26, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Wow, that set looks so cool! I think both my kids would really like it, especially my son. His birthday and christmas are just a few days apart and this is on my list now!!

My favorite science toy is the outdoors. We spend as much time applying what we can out in the real world, it’s just so much more fun that way!

Tim November 27, 2010 at 9:12 am

My sons and I love to build Lego education sets. They teach him architecture and physics. Our family would love to win this for Christmas.

jennc November 27, 2010 at 9:44 pm

My kids loved a science toy we made ourselves- alka-seltzer rockets made with the clear fuji film canisters, a little water and a bit of an alka seltzer tablet. Turn over the “rocket” blasts high into the trees!

Emily Roesler November 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm

One of my son’s favorite science toys has been his bubble gum making machine. He totally loved it! You can even flavor your gum the way you want it.

Amy November 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm

My favorite science toy is the crystal growing set my son got last Christmas. He’d just love this!

Mary November 28, 2010 at 6:51 pm

This is a neat giveaway. My favorite science toy for kids is Lego.
My grandsons love them.

Jessica Penkszyk November 30, 2010 at 9:03 am

You can always count on Jonah and I going outside EVERYDAY even if it is FREEZING out!!! Jonah loves to explore nature and go on treasure hunts!! We love the great outdoors there is so much to learn!!

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